'Japan from Samurai to Mazinger' at the Casa dei Carraresi

a great event dedicated to the Japanese culture

From 11 October 2014 to 22 February 2015


To be marked on your agenda: from 11 October 2014 to 22 February 2015 'Giappone dai Samurai a Mazinga' at Ca dei Carraresi in Treviso. Another great exhibition dedicated to the East which continues the successful exhibition theme that has been hosted for some years in the Treviso area.

The art exhibition in Treviso at the Casa dei Carraresi on Japan is the last great event for the Treviso exhibitions 2014. Following the huge success of 'Tibet. Treasures from the Roof of the World 'and the 'Magic of India', organized respectively in 2012 and 2013, the Casa dei Carraresi in 2014, prepares to host another great event!

Due to its natural geographical isolation, reinforced by some historical periods of total closure to the rest of the world, Japan has developed a unique culture, a unique fusion of elegance and refinement that combine ideas derived from external contamination to the soul of this exceptional population. The next exhibition at Ca dei Carraresi in Treviso wants to open a window in to this original, mysterious and fascinating culture.

One of the most interesting sides of Japanese culture is the juxtaposition, in harmony, of many contrasting aspects. The Ca dei Carraresi exhibition on Japan will focus on some of these contrasts and the most fascinating aspects of its traditional culture.

At Ca dei Carraresi la mostra ' Japan from Samurai to Mazinger' portrays the culture of Samurai, fierce and efficient warriors, and Geisha, one of the most refined and delicate feminine cultures; rural areas, the staple of traditional society, and expansion of the city's culture, with the creation of Edo (now Tokyo); religion and philosophy between survival of the ancient Shintō and coexistence with the arrival of Buddhism, Confucianism and Christianity.

The Casa dei Carraresi in Teviso exhibit 2014 will also present the world of manga (comics) and anime (cartoons cinema and literature to offer a more fascinating testimony of the ancient tradition that blends harmoniously with the contemporary trends.

At Casa dei Carraresi in Treviso, the exhibition will present spectacular armours, fascinating porcelain and pottery objects, antique weapons, lacquers, rolls of paintings, masks, and Ukiyo prints by great masters such as Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro, wooden sculptures, vestments, netsuke, kimonos and many other objects with a magical and mysterious character. From the Edo period (1603-1867) to the present day the Ca dei Carraresi mostra shows the true face of the Rising Sun country, a culture that always fascinates and excites the West and which has been a source of inspiration for many artists, such as Monet and Van Gogh.

The fascinating mostra at the Ca dei Carraresi in 2014 on Japan could not ignore the more 'recent' developments of Japanese art and culture: photographs, references to the film director Akira Kurosawa, manga and Japanese cartoons. The steel armour from the famous robot Grendizer, Gundam and Mazinger are inspired by the traditional armours of Samurai!

The exhibitions Ca dei Carraresi in Treviso on Samurai represents a reference point for all enthusiasts of the East, while also offering an excellent starting base for those wishing to learn about for the first time cultures that are so close yet different from each other.

At Casa dei Carraresi museum, the Treviso events  in 2014 are tinted with the colours of the Orient: 'dai Samurai a Mazinga' is waiting for you from October 11, 2014 until February 22, 2015!

And if you want to further deepen your knowledge of the Japanese culture, the Museum of Oriental Art in Venice - which can be easily reached by train from Treviso -boasts one of the largest collections in Europe!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff