After a two-year hiatus, Japan Foundation New Delhi has reopened with the “TOHOKU – Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers” exhibition, which will run until May 21. “This exhibition was originally planned for 2020 but had to be delayed due to the pandemic. This is the first physical exhibition since the pandemic. other parts of India. Apart from that, we have a series of other activities planned, such as a Japanese manga exhibition later in the year, but much depends on the situation given the uncertainty. which still reigns,” reveals Aoi Ishimaru, director of artistic and cultural exchanges at the Japan Foundation.
A 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan on March 11, 2011 and the worst damage was concentrated in the Tohoku region. Its devastating impact killed 20,000 people and caused the unprecedented nuclear accident at Fukushima’s No. 1 nuclear power plant. The ensuing media coverage familiarized people with Tohoku, but broader knowledge of the region – its culture, history, people and way of life – is mostly unknown to the world. This Tohoku exhibit is a monumental work that aims to fill the void by improving understanding of Tohoku culture, climate and life for people around the world.