Saturday, June 15, 2019

Exhibition called "marimekko spirit", Finland meets Japan;

*Exhibition from Design house called "marimekko" *
To celebrate 100th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relationships between Japan and Finland, "Ceramic Board Painting Exhibition" is now being held at Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum, Urakami Memorial Hall. It was my first experience to see art from Finland ♫  We can enjoy innovative art which Finish artists depicted Japan with the Finish atmosphere as well as their original works.  
I feel happy and honored to have a chance seeing this exhibition in this celebrative year, as I have a good blog friend in Finland.
Pamphlet and the work called "Rain of Cherry blossoms"
☆ Works at the entrance 
 Let me skip the title ☆ 
I had hard time to chose among the varieties of wonderful works
 Tea-Ceremony Room 
 I found two pages about this room. How wonderful to see Finish style room; 
picture page and concept page about marimekko tea ceremony.
The little arrow shows the "crawl-through doorway or crawl-in entrance to the tea room ", "nijiriguchi. にじり口" in Japanese.  The purpose of separating the spiritual space of the tearoom from the outside world. 
* my first Dragonfly this year *
 This dragonfly is called "Pseudothemis zonata".  In Japanese "コシアキトンボ".  Literally translated "waist opening dragonfly"  p;-)

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  1. How interesting Miyako!

    Marimekko was founded by the textile designer Armi Ratia in the early 1950s and it was a fenomenon with its bold and colorful fabrics. Very popular indeed. Those big beaded birds are made by Birger Kaipainen and those ceramic plates maybe by Heljä Liukko-Sundström.

    I am so glad that Finnish design is once again displayed in Japan. Marimekko tea house looks quite modern, maybe not to the Japanese taste. But I don't know, perhaps you like it.

    In Helsinki we have right now an exhibition 'SILENT BEAUTY':
    "Nordic and East Asian art share the idea of everyday beauty and a connection with nature. The exhibition juxtaposes visual art, ceramics, textile art and architecture by Finnish, Swedish, Japanese, Korean and Chinese artists."

    I have not visited the exhibition yet but definitely shall. I leave here a link, in case somebody is interested:

    Thank you for this interesting post - hugs & greetings ❤︎

  2. To ritta K; Thank you very much for your kind comment and explanation. Yes, I was really fascinated by first type of art by your country. Especially, the way their works appreciate our culture (hope the right phrase). The big beaded birds are so cute ♪ 
    And I've visited the link; "juxtaposes" is the important word for me now p;-)
    Have a wonderful weekend and new week.
    Lots of hug and Love, Miyako*

  3. Beautiful exhibition! I’ve never heard of the company Marimekko before. I like their large flower prints. Very lovely. The birds are adorable. Tea house looks very interesting with Japanese and Finnish tastes mixed together! I wonder what the large object is in the back of the room :-)
    Beautiful photos of dragonfly. The coloring reminds me of Oreo cookies :-)

    Have a wonderful week, Miyako san! xo

  4. I love the style of the second work of art at the entrance, with the brick frame and the church.

  5. Gorgeous exhibit. Thanks for taking us along with your excellent photos. I fondly remember Marimekko textiles. There was a local store that carried them.

  6. Miyako - an interesting concept - Japan from a Finland perspective. And it works - a fascinating exhibition! My favorites are the birds made from beads. Congratulations on your first dragonfly! And thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

  7. Wow, I love this art exhibit! Hard to choose a favorite, because they are all so professional and creative! Yay, you art first:) Can't believe you also have a dragon fly posted for All Seasons - high-five, Miyako:):) Have a fabulous week!

  8. I was oooohing and ahhhing looking at the works of art! Love what looks like a little castle and of course all the tea related things. And what a pretty dragonfly! You always amaze us with beautiful things! Enjoy your week my friend!

  9. The arts are incredible. I am particularly amazed by the pottery.

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  10. The minimalist displays make the subjects get your full attention. - Margy

  11. What an interesting and diverse display. I like the variety of textures and choice of items. Thanks for sharing.
    My Corner of the World

    1. 'My Corner of the World' wouldn't be the same without you this week!

    2. Thank you for very much for your sweet words♪

  12. Everything is so pretty,lovely place☺

  13. Miyako, this art is very interesting. What a concept to combine the two country's artistic outlooks. I also like the beaded birds. Thank you for linking up.

  14. Hello, Miyako! What a lovely art exhibit. The textiles, sculptures and ceramic pieces are beautiful. The tea room is really pretty. I love the cute beaded birds. Wonderful capture of the dragonfly. Lovely post. Thank so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thank you for the comment on my blog.

  15. Japan and Finland! How interesting.
    I love the pieces. The tea room I might have trouble getting into!

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