Range of Japanese artifacts on show in Dubai

BY JAMIL KHAN

 

AN exhibition to showcase a large variety of historical artefacts from Japan was held at the Dehliz Hall in Dubai on Monday.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, additional chairman, Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre, along with other distinguish guests. japan-3

The guests included Abdul Rehman Shamla, ambassador and manager in foreign affairs ministry-Dubai, Sergeys Krasnogor the consul general of Russia in Dubai, Hussein Sadiq Kalifa the Consul General of Iraq in Dubai, Kuni Funaki, the CEO JETRO (Japan External Trade Organisation) Dubai-Mena, Hamid Ishaq the general manager of Interlocution Middle East and others.

The exhibition of a huge variety of artefacts, jewellery, paintings, historical banners, ceramic pieces, sculptures, panels, dolls and others will be displayed from 10am to 5pm till March 16 at the Dehliz Hall, Barsha-2 Dubai.

The Additional Chairman and other guests had visited the two-level exhibition center where more then one hundred objects were displayed. The objects including the huge range of Japanese swords, armours (Katchu), Kimono (traditional dress) and a long range of samurai dresses, ceramic objects including the biggest handmade plate painted with local artist, life-size sculptures of birds made by wood and copper besides other things.

Eman Awod, the head of media and events of Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre told The Gulf Today that the part of the profit would go to the welfare of Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre.

She said that it was the first time in the United Arab Emirates that such exhibition of Japanese art, jewellery and antiques held with the aim of holding this exhibition a direct presentation of Japanese art, culture and history for the local people.

In the exhibition, the organisers had displayed very well all objects besides their printed details in Arabic and English to benefit the visitors.

The huge range of Japanese swords covering different types and showing the excellent quality of historical swords made during the last two hundred years.

Briefing on the details of Japanese swords, the official said that one can judge the spiritual value of Japanese sword that the Japanese sword is the soul of the samurai (Japanese warriors).

Besides the range of swords, number of Katchu (armors) belong to samurai were also displayed in every nook and corner of the exhibition.

Various kinds of clothes belonging to warriors (samurai), from 300-years ago to last century, also displayed in the exhibition along with traditional dresses of women, kimonos.

It is also mentioned that the Japan is the first country that innovated the development of pearl for a long time and still have the best quality and value in the world. To prove the excellence in the field, a huge variety of necklaces and other jewellery items made by pearls had also displayed to attract the visitors.

-Published in The Gulf Today-Sharjah | Jan 27, 2009

~ by jamilkhan on January 27, 2009.

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