PARIS, France – December 21, 2018 – As part of the Paris-Tokyo 2018 tandem, a cultural exchange project organized by Paris and Tokyo, the “Furoshiki Paris” exhibition-event was held last month in several Parisian venues, under the artistic direction of the architect Tsuyoshi Tane.
Like a “gift” wrapped in a giant Furoshiki offered by Tokyo, an ephemeral pavilion was erected on the square in front of Paris City Hall.
Inside this pavilion were displayed different types of Furoshiki, as well as artistic installations. On the facade of Paris City Hall, the statues of the city’s leading personalities are adorned with a Furoshiki. Furoshiki represents Japanese tradition, art, and ecological know-how.
“Furoshiki Paris” allowed the public to learn about this living art, through the organization of workshops at the “Maison de la culture du Japon” in Paris.
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi provided a fleet of vehicles, with Nissan LEAF and Renault ZOE in the colors of the event, used to transport the organizers: A. Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, and Y.Koike, Governor of Tokyo.
About the art of Furoshiki:
Furoshiki is a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth traditionally used to transport all types of objects.