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TOKYO, January 24. /ITAR-TASS/. An exhibition of Russian patchwork - Soul of Russia - was organized at Russia’s embassy in Japan.
“This is very picturesque arts, which requires special talent, and a part of the Russian soul and which is our pride along with the music and ballet,” Russia’s Ambassador to Japan Evgeny Afanasyev said.
The exhibition has demonstrated the talents and rich tradition of the Russian arts. The bright-colored works were hand-made.
“Patchwork is very popular throughout the world,” the exhibition’s organizer Rimma Bybina told Itar-Tass. “Two biggest festivals of patchwork, which attract participants and guest from all over the world, are organized in Huston and Tokyo.”
In her opinion, the Japanese exhibition is most representative, though it is rather complicated for participants to get an opportunity to exhibit their works there. This year, representatives of the Japanese international festival of patchwork came to the exhibition at the Russian embassy to see the skills of Russian masters. “We hope, next year we shall be able to participate in the Japanese international exhibition,” Bybina said.
The exhibition at the Russian embassy also featured a stand of Japanese masters - called Slow Pace of Being. “What we would like to learn from the Japanese, and what we honestly envy is this very slow pace of Being,” the exhibition’s organizer said. “We, especially those living in big cities, quite often lack this opportunity.”
The exposition caused great interest from Tokyo residents and the city’s guests - since early morning the exhibition hall at the embassy was full. There were both those who like the arts and those who opened patchwork for the first time.
“I could not imagine the Russian patchwork is so beautiful and different,” one of the visitors told Itar-Tass.