Exhibitions in Italy

Palazzo Ducale, site of the Japan art exhibition in 2005 in Genova, Italy


In early July, I visited Genova, Italy to see a major Japanese art exhibition at the Palazzo Ducale, the city’s grandest exhibition hall being held April to August 2005.

It showed ukiyoe, posters, textiles, and photographs. I was the co-curator of the photography exhibition which showed images of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb aftermath.

See photos of the exhibition here:

I also visited Venice to see the art biennale held every 2 years. The Japan Pavilion featured photographer Miyako Ishiuchi. Mariko Mori was also there with popular UFO exhibit.


I also saw huge photo exhibitions in Milan

and Verona

It was my first trip to Italy, and my Italian friends there made it a wonderful trip. I don’t think I can eat Italian food in Japan any more, not after eating the real thing in the real Italy.

Next month in Sept., I’ll be in Finland to give slide shows at a nature photo festival in a small town called Kuusamo. I’ll be taking a little bit of Japan to that Nordic country.