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Cairo:

6 (Sun.) – 17 (Thurs.) Nov. 2016

Gezira Art Centre

Address:  1, Sheikh Marsafi St., in front of the Gezira Sporting Club – Zamalek – Cairo
Opening hours: All weekdays (except Fridays):  10am – 2pm & 5pm – 9pm

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Alexandria:

27 (Sun.) Nov. – 8 (Thurs.) Dec. 2016

Fine Arts Museum – Hamed Oweis Hall

Address:  6 Manasha St., Moharram Bek, Alexandria

Opening Hours: All weekdays (except Mondays & Fridays) 9 am – 6 pm

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Assiut:

18 (Sun.) Dec. 2016  – 5 (Thurs.) Jan. 2017

Assiut University – Faculty of Fine Arts

Opening Hours: From Sunday to Thursday (8 am – 8 pm)

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*Free Entry

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We are surrounded by utilitarian craft objects that have been brought into being and nurtured within our daily lives.  By making the most of the raw materials of each craft—ceramics, textiles, metal work, lacquer ware, wood and bamboo work, paper, etc.—and contriving to use the techniques appropriate to each, goods have been created that combine ease of use with beauty.

Traditional materials and techniques, rooted in the climate and landscape of every region of Japan, produced both utilitarian craft objects made by the seasoned skills of artisans and art works richly imbued with the creativity of craft artists.  Artisans and artists have influenced each other.  This mutual influence has contributed to the depth and high quality of Japanese crafts as a whole.

This exhibition introduces hand crafted objects made from traditional materials with traditional techniques from all over Japan.   Representative objects designated as “Traditional Craft Objects” under the Japanese government’s Traditional Manufactured Goods Law form the core of the exhibition, supplemented by works of craft artists.

 

 

The works include:

Ceramics

Textiles

Lacquerware

Metalwork

Wood and Bamboo Crafts

Glassware

Paper, Writing Implements, Etc.