WABI SABI is about Japanese aesthetic values, and it’s also a series of exhibits presented at Japan Expo every year since 2011, which offer a unique insight of Japanese arts and crafts. A cultural and artistic journey to the heart of a space dedicated to Japanese culture and traditions!
Over 700 sqm, the WABI SABI exhibit unveils various artistic works and techniques, pursuing the same goal as in the previous years. Craftsmen and artists are part of it: With 60 craftsmen, the arts and crafts exhibit brings together 50 booths displaying calligraphy works, traditional dolls, ceramics, and so many more fascinating items.
Born in 1979 in Hyogo, Taro FUKUSHIKA spent his childhood in Taiwan. He is now working as a social worker. His paintings are inspired by street poets. He changes his creations depending on the public he encounters.
Sekka NAKAGAWA's calligraphy is full of kindness and softness which she expresses through her paintbrush. She is working hard to bring out the beauty and the meaning of every ideogram she paints. This way, she takes you into a world beyond language.
Rio HARUKI started calligraphy 23 years ago. She started practicing professionally in 2012 and became a calligraphy teacher in high schools. The artist is now famous in France, but also in the US. She is mixing poetry and precision in her work. She is coming back at Japan Expo for the 3rd time.
Misato TAKAKUSAGI expresses through her work a musical world in a unique way.
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