Art

Hello Kitty Comes To The National Gallery Of Jamaica

Japan Kingdom of Characters

Japan comes to Jamaica!!!

On May 11th, 2014 from 11am to 4pm, The National Gallery of Jamaica will present the exhibition JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters, which showcases popular anime and manga characters.

Under the theme “Characters and the Japanese”, the exhibition asks various questions: What exactly are “characters”? Why do characters appear and become popular? What kind of social reality do they reflect? The purpose of the exhibition is to introduce the world of characters in a broader sense and examine their impact on Japanese society. Exhibition highlights include life-sized models of some of Japan’s most popular characters and a replica Hello Kitty room, which we are excited to see.

Organized by the Embassy of Japan in conjunction with the National Gallery of Jamaica and the Japan Foundation, the exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of Japan-Jamaica diplomatic relations and is also part of the National Gallery of Jamaica’s Fortieth anniversary program. It will be opened by H.E. Mr. Yasuo Takase, Ambassador of Japan to Jamaica. The opening function will feature a costumed performance by JA Cosplayaz.

 

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