The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn: Homage to Lafcadio Hearn (Art Exhibition)

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Outline

Date

October 10 –  November 14, 2010
1. Sunday, October 10 – Wednesday, November 3, 2010
2. Saturday, November 6 – Sunday, November 14, 2010
*Some of the exhibits will be changed in the second session.

Place

1. Matsue Castle & Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum
2. Karakoro Art Studio & Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum

Hours

Donjon of Matsue Castle: 8:30-17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum: 8:30-17:00 (last admission 16:40)
Karakoro Art Studio: 9:30-18:00 (last admission 17:30)
*Opens at 14:00 on 10th October.
*Closing time will be 21:00 (last admission 20:30) on the 10th, 11th, 16th and 17th of October, when there will be Matsue Suitoro Festival.

Admission Fees

Donjon of Matsue Castle: adult ¥550 (foreigners ¥280)
Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum: adult ¥300 (foreigners ¥140)
Karakoro Art Studio: Free

Contact

The Planning Committee for Events to Commemorate the 120th Anniversary of Koizumi Yakumo’s Arrival in Japan
86 Suetsugu, Matsue, Shimane 690-8540, Japan
Tel: +81 852555517
Fax: +81 852555634
Email: brand@city.matsue.lg.jp

Organizer:
The Planning Committee for Events to Commemorate the 120th Anniversary of Koizumi Yakumo’s Arrival in Japan
Co-Organizers:
Matsue City
Matsue City Board of Education
Sponsored by
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Embassy of Greece in Japan
Embassy of Ireland in Japan
Shimane Prefectural Government
Supported by
Shimane Cultural Fund
Toyoko Inn Co.,Ltd.
Japan-Greece Society
Human Nature Science Institute
Komatsu Electric Industry Co.,Ltd.
Gogin Shimane Cultural Fund
Lufthansa Cargo AG
The American College of Greece
PTE Fine Arts
Culture Ireland

しまね文化ファンド助成事業/財団法人島根県文化振興財団 (Shimane Cultural Fund)  東横イン松江駅前 (Toyoko Inn Matsue-Ekimae)  日本ギリシャ協会 (Japan-Greece Society)  財団法人人間自然科学研究所/小松電機産業株式会社 (Human Nature Science Institute / Komatsu Electric Industry Co.,Ltd.)  ごうぎん島根文化振興財団助成事業 (Gogin Shimane Cultural Fund)  ルフトハンザ・カーゴ (Lufthansa Cargo)  ギリシャ・アメリカン・カレッジ (The American College of Greece)  PTEファイン・アーツ (PTE Fine Arts)  カルチャー・アイルランド (Culture Ireland)


Flyer(Japanese/English) (PDF: 1.4MB)

Opening Ceremony

14:00 10th October, 2010
Honmaru of Matsue Castle

Unveiling Ceremony of NODA Masaaki’s “The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn”

16:30 10th October, 2010
Kishi Park (Shimane Art Museum)

Foreword

Lafcadio Hearn was born to Rosa A. Kasimati and Charles B. Hearn in the island of Lafkada, Greece in 1850. An international author, he traveled to the four corners of the earth, before eventually reaching Japan and settling there.

Matsue is one of the cities Lafcadio loved most, hence his adoption of the name Koizumi Yakumo.

This year the City of Matsue is commemorating the 160th anniversary of his birth and the 120th anniversary of his arrival in Japan.

On this special occasion, an International Art Exhibition, rendering “Yakumo’s world and spirituality” will be held in Matsue Castle, and in the Koizumi Yakumo Memorial Museum, Matsue, Japan.

Greek and Irish in origin, raised internationally, Lafcadio - Yakumo viewed Japan from an individual humanist perspective, his fascination evolving into admiration.

The Lafcadio Hearn Art Exhibition was held at the American College of Greece in Athens last October. The featured works of 47 artists from seven countries, inspired artists and visitors alike.

In appreciation and understanding of Lafcadio’s open mind, free from any prejudice for race or religion, we are celebrating Yakumo’s world through art.

Artists

List of Artworks

  • Kiyoshi Koizumi
  • Kazuo Koizumi
  • Demosthenes Agrafiotis
  • Mitsumasa Anno
  • Kisai Arakawa
  • Zacharias Arvantis
  • Izumi Ayaki
  • Stanwood Badger
  • Stacia Blake
  • Konstantinos Bobos
  • Debra Bowden
  • Androniki Christodoulou
  • Costis
  • Tamiko Kawata-Ferguson
  • Isson Fukui
  • Christos P. Garoufalis
  • Kostas Glenis
  • Shoko Imano
  • Masatoshi Izumi
  • Ynez Johnston
  • Tina Kambani
  • Vassiliki Koskiniotou
  • Nicos Kryonidis
  • Minoru Kurasawa
  • Panayiotis Lambrinidis
  • Panagiotis Linardakis
  • Alexandros Maganiotis
  • Hideki Matsushima
  • Michael Michaeledes
  • Shigeru Mizuki
  • Nicholas Moore
  • Vangelos Moustakas
  • Jan Mulder
  • Tetsuo Nagaoka
  • Mirei Shigemori / Kinzo Nishimura
  • Daizo Nishimura
  • Masaaki Noda
  • Megakles Rogakos
  • Michael Ross
  • Shiro Sano
  • Zoe Savina
  • Hidefumi Shimaki
  • Jessica Speckhard
  • Aris Stoidis
  • Tanaka Rosetsu
  • Sotiris Therianos
  • Yoshiko Tsukamoto
  • Seiho Wada
  • Hideaki Watanabe
  • Annie Wharton
  • Constantin Xenakis
  • Nanairo Yakumo
  • Mariko Yano
  • Keiko Yamamoto
  • Yuko Yogo
  • Yumiko Yoneda
  • Dionisis Zois Zaverdinos
  • Apostolis Zolotakis

Photo Album

オープン・マインド・オブ・ラフカディオ・ハーン (The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn)

Photo by Yumiko Kageyama

展覧会図録

Sorry, this entry is only available in 日本語.

Associated Events

Children’s Art Workshop

13:30 11th October, 2010
Shimane Prefecture Assembly Hall
This event, primarily organized by Matsue Shinji-ko Rotary Club, will be held during the same period as the exhibition in Matsue Castle. Mr. Masaaki Noda, the artist who created the monuments to Lafcadio Hearn, will lead a workshop, in which he will teach the participating children how to express their feelings through artwork.

Map


より大きな地図で Hearn 2010:小泉八雲来日120年記念事業 を表示

Newspaper articles on Lafcadio Hearn & “The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn”

“A journey inside the mind of Lafcadio Hearn”
By Lisa Gay and Fintan Monaghan
The Japan Times, 5th Novemver, 2010

“An Irishwoman’s Diary”
By Mary Morrissy
The Irish Times, 2nd Novemver, 2010