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Harmonie du soleil levant🇯🇵🇲🇨

An artistic bridge between Monaco and Japan




Open to the public :

From January 19 to February 25  (Opening at Thursday January 18 at 17h30)

11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday (Monday and Sunday by appointment)



Place :

24 Bd d'Italie, 98000 Monaco



The exhibition focuses on the introduction to FEELING ARTS, and includes photographs of 25 bodhisattvas and Buddhist statues considered to be important cultural assets and art gods at Kyoto's Sokujyoin, bonsai, ceramics by Satoru Omae donated to Fujita Museum at Osaka, incense sticks, oxhide sandals from Kobe, frames of traditional Japanese techniques and hanging scrolls.


In addition, with the cooperation of the Tsuruga City Tourism Department and Chiune Sugihara's Visa for Life association, panels and other exhibits will include the precious "Batons of Life" world map showing the flow of the "visas for life" known as Chiune Sugihara, which was on display in the former Museum Museum.



A photograph of a genuine "Visas for Life" issued at the time, signed by the consul and used to enter Japan, will also be on display with explanations.



On the 18th, Mr Akira Kitade, the author, a representative of Tenma Hospital and its general manager, as well as a manager from the Sandals beef company in Kobe, will be coming from Japan for the opening.

H.E. Mr GAMERDINGER, the Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco, will also be present.

During the opening, you will be able to taste delicious sake and Asahi beer.



On the 17th, Mr Kitade will give a conference, on the 21st, a demonstration by the Bonsai Club de Monaco and on the 24th, an event will be organised with Monegasque partner Riviera Fine Art. A tea ceremony is planned for the latter weeks of the exhibition.



The FEELINGARTS is an avant-garde art created by modern artist Yoshihiro KITAMURA who used his unique sensitivity and techniques. FEELINGARTS comes from the fusion of paint, light and music. Themes such as "the Earth", "the Universe", "life" and "the celestial world" are expressed in the form of abstract paintings on large canvases with India ink, earth and gold acrylic paint.



Emerging Heroes (La fuite des Juifs via le Japon) :

Inspired by seven photographs of WWII refugees in an old album, the author embarked on a quest to uncover the story behind each portrait. Had the refugees been rescued by the diplomat Chiune Sugihara, who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust by providing Japanese transit visas? Searching for the identities of the people in the photographs, the author scoured historical records and interviewed numerous fascinating individuals, including Sugihara visa recipients and their descendants. While solving the mystery of the people in the photographs, the author uncovered more hero diplomats and new details about Sugihara visas. This account of the author’s investigation supports the legacy of Chiune Sugihara and highlights other WWII saviors, such as the Dutch diplomat Jan Zwartendijk.



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