The Rikai (Understanding) exhibition opened on 24th February attended by a crowd of enthusiastic people who had a liking both for art and Japanese Culture. The opening speech to the attendees of the opening was made by Trudi Curran, the Chairperson of the Collie Gallery Group, who gave a brief history of kimonos and explained about the works of Hiroshi Tomihari, in particular. She continued to thank all the people who loaned to the exhibition.
Lenders of the gorgeous kimonos, Japanese memorabilia, and bonsai plants include (from left to right) Kathryn Hopkins, Zara Cornish, Shani Kaitani, Keith Hopkins, Libby Hopkins, and Bill Cooper. Absent in the picture is Jenny Byatt, who contributed to the exhibition with lots of memorabilia, some of which currently on display at the gallery.
Make sure to visit this fantastic mix of Japanese art before it ends on 9th April.