Giappone Tradizione e Innovazione (Japan – Tradition and Innovation) has opened at Casa della Letterature in Rome this week. This exhibition focuses on art and culture from Japan, both the old and the new. Other than showing famous ukiyo-e prints from Edo Period, they also feature works by six contemporary Japanese illustrators. Although I don’t live/work in Japan, as a Japanese illustrator (nationality-wise) I got invited to be one of them as well. The exciting part of it is that one of the other participants is Tatsuro Kiuchi, an amazing illustrator and my dear high school classmate whom I got reconnected a few years back when we found out that we both ended up becoming illustrators.The show will be up till September 10th.
July 3, 2009