[KS] Photo Exhibition of the Koguryo Mural Tombs(고구려 벽화고분 보도사진전), Tokyo

Yoo Kwang-On almakoreana at gmail.com
Sat Sep 29 07:37:27 EDT 2012

Pleased to post following announcement.

Yoo Kwang-On

Press Photo Exhibition of the Koguryo Mural Tombs  Kyodo News and the Japan
Newspaper Museum will jointly hold a press photo exhibition featuring the
Koguryo Tombs and their wall paintings. The Complex of Koguryo Tombs, which
was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, offers a unique testimony
to Koguryo culture, its burial customs, and religious practices as well as
daily life and beliefs, especially through the mural paintings. The
paintings notably include images of hunting, women in colorful clothes and
the Four Deities.
These artworks that flourished in ancient East Asia are believed to have
connections to Japan's Takamatsuzuka Tumulus and Kitora Tumulus.
Kyodo News in 2010 and 2011 exclusively covered five tombs in Pyongyang and
its vicinity, shooting numerous photographs. On display at the exhibition
will be photographs of the ''Four Guardian Deities'' murals at the
Kosan-dong No. 1 Tomb in Pyongyang which was excavated in 1936 by Japanese
researchers, and recently-discovered images of people at the Okdori Tomb in
Nampo. Kyodo News became the first foreign media organization to cover the
Okdori Tomb. Other photos to be shown include those of the Tokhungri Tomb,
the Anak No.3 Tomb and the Kangso Great Tombs and their mural paintings to
introduce the essence of Koguryo culture. Life-size replicas of stone
chambers of the Kosan-dong No. 1 Tomb and Takamatsuzuka Tomb will be on
display as well.

◆Opening Period: Oct. 6 (Sat.) ~Dec. 16 (Sun.), 2012
◆Venue: The Japan Newspaper Museum (2F gallery)
11 Nihon Odori, Naka-Ku,
Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 〒231-8311
(The museum is located in the
Yokohama Media and Communications Center)
◆Organizers: Kyodo News
The Japan Newspaper Museum
◆Supporters: National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan
Foundation for Cultural Heritage and Art Research
Board of Education, Kanagawa Prefecture
Yokohama City Board of Education
◆Opening Hours: 10:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m. (Must enter the facility by 4:30
Closed on Monday (If Monday is a holiday or a compensatory
holiday, we will be closed on the next business day.)
◆Admission Fee: 500 yen for adults and college students 300 yen for high
school students Free for junior high school students or
younger ※Various discounts are available.
◆Access: ・Direct connection to Nihon Odori Station (Minatomirai line, Exit
・10-minute walk from Kannai JR train/municipal subway stations
・1-minute walk from Nihon Odori Eki Kencho-mae municipal bus stop
・3-minute drive from Yokohama Park exit ramp of the Metropolitan
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