Director's greeting message

Konnichiwa!

In September, we chased the last dregs of the summer heat away with programmes that showcased the cool beauty of traditional Japanese art. Here at JCC, we will be presenting programmes that will help ease you into the vibrant season of autumn.

In the first half of September, JCC presented 'Beauty and Diversity of Japanese Washi Paper ~ Traditional Paper Dolls and Contemporary Washi Products ~'. Japanese artist Mrs Masako Soeda displayed many of her intricately detailed paper dolls based on Japanese folktales and historical figures, and Singapore-based artist Ms Tan Shu Ying displayed origami jewelry made with washi. Mino City in Gifu Prefecture, which is famous for their long tradition of Mino Washi paper-making, also supported the exhibition greatly by displaying contemporary products made from washi, such as lamps, bags, and towels. This exhibition showcased how the versatile nature of Japanese washi paper marries tradition and innovation, a theme that JCC is always striving to present to our audiences.

The latter half of the month saw Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135 put up an exhibition with arrangements inspired by artworks in the National Gallery Singapore's collection, 'Siapa Nama Kamu? Art in Singapore since the 19th Century'. It was incredible to see Singaporean artworks reinterpreted through the Japanese aesthetics of Ikebana, and we look forward to seeing more exhibitions or performances that can deepen the bond between Japan and Singapore in innovative ways.

JCC will continue to bring refreshing, new programmes to you in October - do look out for a contemporary photography exhibition that will run from late September to the end of October, a talk event by a Japanese jewelry artist, as well as JCC Cinema screenings that will be held at Tanjong Pagar Centre Urban Park! JCC will also be performing a special dance at the One Community Fiesta for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC and Bukit Panjang SMC at the Singapore Zoo!

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Akiko Sugita
Director, Japan Creative Centre (JCC)
Embassy of Japan in Singapore

5th October 2018

 
 
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