Riyadh museum commemorates victims of Tohoku disaster

The exhibition titled ‘Beautiful Handicrafts in Tohoku, Japan’ marks the anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the Japanese region of Tohoku. (Photo/Supplied)
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Updated 09 February 2020

Riyadh museum commemorates victims of Tohoku disaster

  • Exhibition introduces Japanese art, craftwork to visitors

RIYADH: The Saudi National Museum commemorated the victims of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami by launching an exhibition titled “Beautiful Handicrafts in Tohoku, Japan.”

Hirofumi Miyake, interim Japanese chargé d’affaires in Riyadh, inaugurated the exhibition along with Abdullah Al-Zahrani, the museum’s director general.
Hirofumi said the exhibition affirms the strong relationship between the two countries, as well as their cooperation within the Saudi-Japanese Vision 2030 framework.
He thanked everyone who contributed to the exhibition, and expressed his interest in opening more of them to further strengthen Saudi-Japanese ties.
The attendees were given a tour of the exhibition, where they were introduced to Japanese art and craftwork, including wooden bowls, embroidery, dyeing, knitting, weaving baskets, pots, utensils, woodwork and ancient drawings.

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The attendees were given a tour of the exhibition, where they were introduced to Japanese art and craftwork, including wooden bowls, embroidery, dyeing, knitting, weaving baskets, pots, utensils, woodwork and ancient drawings.

The exhibition marks the anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the Japanese region of Tohoku.
Its traditions are presented throughout the exhibition, as a means of regaining what was lost due to the natural disasters.
The exhibition will run until Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. except for Fridays, when opening hours are 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., and Sundays, when opening hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Saudi king, crown prince condole with UAE leaders on Sharjah official’s demise 

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Saudi king, crown prince condole with UAE leaders on Sharjah official’s demise 

  • Sheikh Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of the emirate of Sharjah, died in London on Thursday

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent messages of condolences on Friday to the leaders of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the death of Sheikh Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of the emirate of Sharjah.

"(We) ask God Almighty to bless him with the grace of his mercy and forgiveness, and accommodate him in his vast paradise," King Salman said in separates messages to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and to Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Saudi deputy prime minister and minister of defense, also sent separate messages to the two leaders expressing his sympathies, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Sheikh Al Qasimi passed away in London on Thursday, according to the Emirates News Agency (WAM). 

The state news agency announced a three-day mourning period in Sharjah.