Photo-exhibition “Preserving traditions. Unique life-style of Japanese Ainokura Village” has taken place as one of events of Cross-year of Culture of Japan in Russia from 13 February to 11 March, 2019 at the Cherepovets Library n.a. V.V. Vereshchagin. Every citizen could hear the both the actor talk about gassho-zukuri houses were officially designated as a World Heritage site and lecture about villager’s life and traditional crafts such as Japanese papermaking washi and sericulture. Media partners of photo-exhibition were “Autoradio – Cherepovets” and radio “Energy”. https://www.ru.emb-japan.go.jp/japan2018/ru/event/mo7279-ru.html
11 December, 2018the HSE Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies in Moscow was taked place the lecture “Preserving traditions. Unique life-styles of Japanese Ainokura and Russian Nyonoksa Villages”. How the people of these villages lives? What and how they preserve for generations to come? We had a try at these and other questions to answer during the lecture.
Demo lesson “I see Japan” is come at Arkhangelsk middle school № 20. The pupils could heard a tale about Japan, see the pictures from Toyama Prefecture and some Japanese traditional things like yukata, noshibukuro, ningyou etc. Everyone was happy to study the one of the haiku by Kobayashi Issa:
Soro soro nabore
Fuji no yama.
Photo-exhibition “Preserving traditions. Unique life-style of Japanese Ainokura Village” has taken place from 10 May to 31 May, 2018 at the Chambers of Averky Kirillov in Moscow. Address: Bersenevskaya emb., 18-20-22, bld.3 “Ainokura Village is located in Toyama Prefecture among the mountains, surrounded by natural beech woods. Ainokura gassho-zukuri houses were officially designated as a World Heritage site. Gassho-zukuri architecture is the result of wisdom and ingenuity of villagers who built the houses with sharply angled roofs to prevent heavy snow accumulation, a serious problem of this region. The houses logs were joined only with straw or ivy ropes rather than nails or iron clamps. Such rops help preserve the house for a long time since they accumulated soot from the smoke of the irori and become as hard as steel. Thus they developed insect-repellent as well as preservation effects. The quality of natural woods, work of the builders and rational constructions were so high that in 400 years the future generation continue to live in gassho-zukuri houses…”
Photo-exhibition “Unique life-style of Ainokura Village” has taken place from 26 March to 23 April, 2018 at the Institute of Oriental Studies of Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. All Guests could see 32 photos from Ainokura Village (Chubu region), which was isolated geographically very long time… Address: 12, Rozhdestvenka street, 3-nd floor, Reference room of Institute of Orienal Studies of RAS.
Photo-exhibition “Unique life-style of Ainokura Village” has taken place from 14 February to 06 March, 2018 at the HSE Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies in Moscow. For additional information in Russian: https://iocs.hse.ru/news/ 215813372.html
Photo-exhibition “Daily life and traditions in the modern streets of Japan” have moved to Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk area. It was opened on January 11 and continued till February 18, 2018. I’ve got new experience as guide for gymnasia pupils. I have conducted 10 excursions for children on first two weeks and got a lot of very positive emotions. Dear Gymnasia pupils! Thanks for your kind attention and very interesting questions!
Photo-exhibition «Daily life and traditions in the modern streets of Japan» has taken place from 14 September to 06 October, 2017 at Marble Hall of Library Foreign Literature in Moscow. The exhibition guests who visited in Japan previously noticed that Author could pass along an spirit of this country. Who has never been there could meet with new culture and expand their knowledge about a life in our planet.
Thanks a lot the Organizer and all Exhibition Guests!
The first exhibition from the Japanese series has taken place within the 18th conference “History and Culture of Japan” from 17th to 19th of February, 2016 at Russian State University for the Humanities. An ideological inspirer of the Conference is the Russian historian-japanologist Alexander Meshcheryakov. I have offered Mr. Meshcheryakov to add the pictures to the conference. He has looked at the printed by a small format photos and has given OK.
This conference collects the scientific from different Russian and Japanese universities who are studying Japan deeply, visiting there with the cameras and following having own pictures, and so I worried to much. However exhibition references were very good.
Thanks Mr. Meshcheryakov!”
The second photo exhibition of “Japanese” series took place in April, 2016 at Studio-SURO, Moscow. That was not just a photo exhibition for me, but a chance to pay tribute and thankfulness to my Japanese Friends: Yutaka Yoshizawa, Hideki Goto, Masatoshi Kitamori, Tsuneo&Aiko Tanji and Nobuo Umeda, who showed me Japan.