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Reviving Old Imari

The Old Imari (Ko-Imari) porcelains in Loosdorf Castle, Austria, were hidden as shards for seventy long years since the end of WWII, but the group of Japanese volunteers and supporting people throughout the world are now trying to make them sparkle again, bringing the world peace.

【Event】

  • 18/6/2024 Japanese cultural event at WKO Exporttag 2024, Vienna, Austria

【Media】

1/8/2022 NHK World "Destroyed Porcelain Unites People in Peace" (movie)

11/10/2022 NHK World "Damaged porcelain unites people in peace" (article)

3/7/2022 ORF "Porzellan aus Loosdorf in Japan restauriert" (article/DE)

30/10/2020 The Japan Times "Porcelain shards serve as stark reminder of war"(article)


【Academic achievement】

11/4/2024 ROIP Founder Machiko Hoshina submited an article about ROIP to the journal of Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts.(JP/EN)

【Exhibition Tour】

2020 - 2022  "The Destruction and Rebirth of Exported Old-Imari: The Tragedy of Loosdorf Castle",  Okura Museum of Art, Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Hagi Uragami Museum, Kyushu Ceramic Museum

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It would be our greatest pleasure if you could support us by making donations. For the details, please feel free to contact us.

ROIP Japan Association, Inc.

roipjapan@gmail.com

Sponsored by All Nippon Airways (ANA)

Cooperated by Loosdorf Castle, Okura Museum of Art

Supported by Austrian Cultural Forum of Austrian Embassy in Japan, The Japan-Austria Society

Subsidized by THE TOKYO CLUB, Yamaguchi Ikuei Scholarship Foundation

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