倉本聰 Kuramoto Sou’s exhibit at the Culture Center in Fukushima City

On Thursday I went to the Culture Center to see an exhibit that my husband had recommended.

It was the work of a famous TV program writer and director. He’s also an artist, and about half the exhibit was his artwork. He is an environmentalist and along with his art were his poems about nature.

Photography was not allowed, except in the area of the photos below.

The sign above says:

Only in this corner

Please take photos.

Please do not not take videos.

This area was related to Kuramoto’s NHK drama from the early eighties. It was a show set in rural Hokkaido in a town called Furano.

Hokkaido is (excluding small islands) the northernmost part of Japan. Thus the name of the drama was:

北の国から

Kita no Kuni Kara (Kita=North  Kuni=Country  Kara=From)

So translated into English the name of the drama was “From the North Country.”

I suppose the show was set in this cabin.

Here is the stage setting, the inside of the cabin.

A rustic feel

up to the loft

Abacus was used long ago. Nowadays kids still learn it to improve their math skills.

tools

It was a very interesting exhibit and I ended up purchasing leather bookmarks with poems about preserving nature. (written by Kuramoto.)


I will go to the United States so I will NOT be posting for a while. It’s my holiday! Have a great rest of the summer (or winter for those down under.) Stay safe!  🙂

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