OSAKA: 絆 Kizuna 3 Opening Ceremony

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An opening ceremony for the exhibition 絆 Kizuna 3: Unbroken Circle commemorates the third anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami. The ceremony will feature speakers and performances.

The Osaka Committee of CSCI, along with the Japan American Society of Chicago and the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago, is proud to present 絆 Kizuna 3: Unbroken Circle, the third phase of a multidimensional photography exhibit of the March 11, 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. The first two phases toured venues throughout Chicago in 2012 and 2013.

The professional and personal photographs in 絆Kizuna 3: Unbroken Circle illustrate that in the midst of great tragedy comes great hope and real connection. The exhibition features Chicagoans who are currently living and working in the recovering Tōhoku region and Tōhoku area students who have traveled to Chicago, capturing the connection’s effects on them. Finally, by highlighting the “Yarn Alive” group in Japan, the exhibition shows how the people affected by the earthquake and tsunami are extending help to others around the world, thereby growing the unbroken circle of hope and human connection. Specifically, the exhibition features:

  • Commemorative photos provided by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei)
  • Exchange and friendship photos personally provided by members of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program and the Kakehashi Project
  • Continued humanitarian aid photos provided by “Yarn Alive,” a humanitarian non-profit organization based in Tōhoku.