The exhibition ”TOHOKU – Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers” is invited by PostModernism Museum to Bucharest, Romania,  between April 20 and June 12, 2015. The exhibition hosts series of workshops, focusing on Japanese culture and life.

AddressSWAN Technology Park, Kingston Building, Șos. București Nord nr. 15-23, Pipera

  • Workshops for youth and adults, coordinated by the Japanese Department, University of Bucharest (prof. dr. Anca Focşeneanu). For attending, please write to info at

ecological-origami*children: workshop Eco[logical] Origami, 7-12 years old // Saturday May 30 – Child day, 11h-12.30

Origami is a unique Japanese technique, which turns a two-dimensional piece of paper into a three-dimensional form. In a sense, it is a “design of action” to imagine the future a few steps away from now. As you go through the procedure, some parts are laid on top of each other, some are folded, and some become hidden. Some parts turn invisible with time, as if they have never existed from the beginning.

Workshop on Threatened Species and Climate Change
Concept & Direction by Ayako Miyake
Design by Cochae (

Trainer: Ayako Miyake


GO[1]*adults: workshop society games Go & Shogi // Wednesday May 27, 18h-19.30h

Go is a fascinating strategy board game played initially at the Japanese Imperial court. The game of Shogi is similar to the game of Chess.

Trainer: Dan Serbanica









origami*adults: workshop Origami & Furoshiki – the arts of folding // Tuesday May 19,  18h-19.30h

Furoshiki developed in ancient Japan as a way to bundle clothes at the public baths. Furoshiki wraps are used today to elegantly wrap holiday and birthday gifts, and offerings for party hosts.

Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes that look like birds, animals, different objects, with various levels of difficulty.

Trainers: Alina Zagonaeanu (Origami), Raluca Ciolca (Furoshiki)




*youth: workshop Manga for teens and youth // Saturday May 16, 14h-15.30h (coordinated by the Japanese Department, University of Bucharest, prof. dr. Anca Focşeneanu)

Japanese comics, popular in the entire world.

"Anime eye" by User:Oni Lukos - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons

“Anime eye” by User:Oni Lukos – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons

Trainer: Raluca Ghita


caligrafie*adults: workshop calligraphy Shodo // Wednesday May 13, 18h-19.30h

Japanese calligraphy consists of rubbing ink sticks to produce ink and writing with a brush. It was the common way of writing in Japan.

Trainer: Cristiana Dumea