There will be an exhibit of the works of Mieko Cikap, a famous Ainu artist and activist that passed away last year. The exhibit will be at Gallery MOZART, which has been very active in supporting a wide range of Ainu artists. The gallery is very close to the Tokyo Ainu Culture Center, and so it would be ideal to stop by both if you get the opportunity to do so.
The Spirit of Ainu Embroidery
"To the Sky"
Mieko Cikap Works Exhibit
Date: September 5 (Mon) - 17 (Sat)
Time: 11:00 - 19:00 (17:00 on final day)
Venue: Gallery MOZART
YK Bldg 1F, 1-6-14 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
We will be displaying the works of Ms. Cikap, who passed away last year from leukemia at the age of 61. Embroidery of Ainu designs, each and every movement of the needle filled with songs of prayers, songs of love to one's beloved. Together with the warmth of their hands, the handicraft passed on from mother to daughter. Please come view the works, magnanimous and colorful, much like a cikap (bird) soaring freely in the great sky.
Poem Reading from 19:00 on September 5
"The World of Mieko Cikap" with Naoko Aso (poet) and others