Discover Japan at S Maison

Mall-goers were recently able to “Discover Japan at S Maison” through a celebration of its culture and arts.

A joint partnership between the Sinag Arts Foundation and SM, the festival celebrates the many years of friendship between the Philippines and Japan through an art exhibition, food exhibit, cultural performances, and workshops at S Maison in Conrad Manila.

The six-day celebration included the exhibition of art works by Manila-based Japanese artist, Atsuko Yamagata, who comes from Sapporo, Hokkaido. Her artworks mainly use ink and bond, as well as handmade paper of pineapple or banana fiber, coming back and forth between accident and intention to create organic forms, 

Atsuko Yamagata’s ‘After Talk with Silence 6’ and book ‘Awareness of Light’ by Naomi ‘Shoko’ Matsumoto
The exhibition also highlights the Awareness of Light: Handbook and Archives of Technical Theater in the Philippines, a book by Naomi “Shoko” Matsumoto which documents the Asian way, specifically Japanese, the viewpoint and attitude to the discipline of lighting design. The book also presents information about the full craft of theater making.

The festival also included demonstrations of traditional Japanese crafts: Furoshiki or the Japanese way of gift wrapping – by Yoshiko Kitada; Origami making by Mariko Okeda, and the art of Ikebana Flower by Marc Tomas of Ikebana International Manila.

Discover Japan is one of the exciting cultural events at S Maison, Conrad Manila.

Topics: Japan , S Maison
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