The Japanese Ambassador, Satoru Sato, together with the Director of CentroCentro, José Tono Martínez, and the Director of the Japanese Foundation in Madrid, Horoyuki Ueno, inaugurates this afternoon, at 19:00 hours, at the CentroCentro Cibeles, the exhibition Colours, smiles and dreams. This exhibit brings together four projects that compile creations inspired by the hopes and dreams of children from Spain and Japan.
1.- Exhibition of works by artist Norio Nishihara who, on 4 June, will also be teaching a mask workshop for children over 8.
2.- Exhibition of works from the 4th Children’s painting competition, from the Gran Vía Medical Centre. The artists are children under the age of 12, and the theme was ‘What does Japan mean to you?’.
3.- Exhibition of works from ‘Haiku for children of the world, 2013-14’, a national competition for children under the age of 15.
4.- “Hand of hope”, part of the “Without losing against the rain” photograph exhibition, which delves into the reconstruction process and everyday life after the tsunami that devastated the east coast of Japan in March 2011.
The exhibition can be visited until 8 June and is framed within the commemorative acts of the Spain-Japan Year, which celebrates 400 years from the first diplomatic relations between the countries.
CentroCentro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadanía (Plaza de Cibeles, 1). Opening times: 10.00 to 20:00 hrs.
Norio Nishihara workshops. Wednesday, 4 June. Start time: 1st (18:00 h) and 2nd (19:30). Sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tf. 91.310.15.38).