Musashi exhibition, world premiere at NCR UNESCO headquarters
Article published on 13-11-2018
The National Commission of Romania for UNESCO organizes at its headquarters on Anton Cehov Street no. 8, during October 29 – November 26, the second edition of the biennial program "Open Gates at NCR UNESCO", where a series of educational - cultural projects will be launched, organized in partnership with UNESCO entities in Romania: photo and sculpture exhibitions, book launches, movie screenings, debates, conferences, artistic moments.
"Open Gates at NCR UNESCO" II-nd edition commemorates the Centenary of the Great Union in 1918 and marks the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.
Saturday 10 November, between 10.00 - 18.00, "Art Promo" Cultural Foundation presented the Musashi sculpture at our headquarters, in world premiere. The 400-year-old wooden statuette is one of the two distinctive characters for both the Japanese history and culture and the contemporary global culture: Miyamoto Musashi or Musashi Benkei, the most famous ronin. The most prominent Japanese experts in the field, from the Kyoto National Museum, have confirmed the origin of the sculpture and its unique character, from an iconographic point of view, and extremely rare, from a stylistic point of view.