Sunday, 8 August 2010

Akimitsu Tomonaga exhibition

I had picked up a flier for this exhibition and realised it was also in the Akasaka area, so after the temple we walked to the New Otani hotel where it was being shown. It was beautifully displayed and consisted of many simple yet delicate wood carvings of female figures with Modigliani-inpsired statures, but Eastern-inspired faces. Some figures had a delicate feature, like a tiny bird or dragonfly balancing on it's finger, while others were performing weird and wonderful shapes. In most cases, each lovely figure had a delicate pair of earrings - some natural wood, others painted a shocking red to stand out against the natural wood. It was a small exhibition, but I'm really glad we went.

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