Exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints starts at RAC

RAWALPINDI: The art works of the Japanese woodblock prints made by the participants were showcased in an exhibition inaugurated on Wednesday at the Rawalpindi Arts Council.Embassy of Japan Chargé d’Affaires Tkashi Katae flanked by RAC Resident Director Naheed Manzoor inaugurated the exhibition, which was attended by a sizeable gathering of art lovers and general public. The exhibition was organised by the Embassy of Japan, in collaboration with the Rawalpindi Arts Council, Pakistan-Japan Cultural Association, and the MEXT Alumni Association of Pakistan.Katae, while expressing his views at the occasion said that the woodblock prints were initially used in the eighteenth century in Japan to disseminate texts, especially the Buddhist scriptures and to print designs on paper and silk. With the passage of time, their subject matter expanded to include famous romantic vistas, informed Katae.He thanked Rawalpindi Arts Council Director Waqar Ahmed Director for extending full cooperation for the exhibition. Katae expressed his pleasure to see the art works of the participants of different age groups, which were put on display at the exhibition. He appreciated the amateur artists for quickly learning the basics of the Japanese woodblock prints. He also extended his earnest gratitude to Shahida Mansoor for taking the initiative of spreading this unique Japanese art in Pakistan. Naheed Manzoor said that the Embassy of Japan and the Rawalpindi Arts Council are working together for many years and have showed confidence in each other. 

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