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submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 28.04.2012

Takis Efstathiou at the Athenian Agora

He may be holding a tortoise, but Takis does not act slowly when it comes to promoting Lafcadio Hearn's life and legacy around the world.

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submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 23.04.2012

Emmanuel Mavromatis

......owner of the Sydney Cafe, and long standing Treasurer of the Kytherian Association of Australia in the 1920's and 1930's.

Emmanuel Mavromatis (the family name was changed to Mathers), served as the Treasurer of the Kytherian Association for ten years from 1928-1938 - the critical ten years in view of the impact of the impact of the Depression on Australia. He remained on the Committee in 1939-1940, and undertook the role of Treasurer again from 1940-1944. This constituted a prolonged period of active service on behalf of the Kytherian Association.

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submitted by Paul Mathers on 23.04.2012

Peter Mottee

Owner of the Kempsey Macleay Talkies CINEMA.

Father of prominent Kytherian solicitor Con Mottee, who was for a considerable period of of time, solicitor to the Kytherian Association of Australia.

Matina Mottee (nee, Kassimatis), his daughter-in-law informs me that she does not know very much about him. "He arrived in Australia in 1898 with his father Con Mottee who I believe had made several trips to Australia in about 1870 and 1880 but cannot confirm dates. He married Rene Simos in about 1925 and died of lung cancer in 1942 at about age 52.

The Mottees originally set up shop in Warren but then moved on to Kempsey in about 1916. One of the Mottee nieces has taken the responsibility for the family history on the death of my brother in law Jack who was the historian. I will try to get more information for you."

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submitted by Paul Mathers on 23.04.2012

Crissie Karedes

Chrissie was left ophaned and destitute after the death of her father.

My grandfather, Emmanuel Mavromatis, assisted her and her mother to migrate to America, where the family had a number of relatives.

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submitted by Paul Mathers on 23.04.2012

Group including a number of Kytherians

Back Row, Left to Right:

Andrew Comino (who had 4 daughters)

Harry and Agape Samios (who had a daughter Poppy)

Harry Corones, notable Kytherian from Charleville.

Date: in the 1920's(?)

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submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 22.04.2012

Nick G Marcello

From the Voice of Kythera, newspaper, 1927.

Nick G Marcello was born on the 15th August,1880, in Potamos, Kythera. He emigrated to Australia on the 6th November,1907 on the ‘Bremen.’

Ann Coward has revealed that Stamati Marcello (a brother?) was a partner with Cosmas Cassimatis, (first President), and several others including, Nick Cassimatis, Nick Travasaros, Stratis Tzannes and John Megaloconomos in the Canberra Cafe in Oxford Street, Taylor Square, Sydney.

He is one of the Founding fathers of the Kytherian Brotherhood / Association of Australia. He held the position of Treasurer in the Foundation Committee of the Kytherian Brotherhood / Asociation - 1922-1924.

If you have other photographs of Nick G Marcello, and / or a more comprehensive life story, please email, George C Poulos?

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submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 22.04.2012

Family of Nick G Marcello

From the Voice of Kythera, newspaper, 1927.

Nick G Marcello was born on the 15th August,1880, in Potamos, Kythera. He emigrated to Australia on the 6th November,1907 on the ‘Bremen.’

Ann Coward has revealed that Stamati Marcello (a brother?) was a partner with Cosmas Cassimatis, (first President), and several others including, Nick Cassimatis, Nick Travasaros, Stratis Tzannes and John Megaloconomos in the Canberra Cafe in Oxford Street, Taylor Square, Sydney.

He is one of the Founding fathers of the Kytherian Brotherhood / Association of Australia. He held the position of Treasurer in the Foundation Committee of the Kytherian Brotherhood / Asociation - 1922-1924.

If you have other photographs of Nick G Marcello, and / or a more comprehensive life story, please email, George C Poulos?

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submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 22.04.2012

Theo Crithary (Theodoros Kritharis)

The entry for the Kritharis and Tzorztopoulos brothers on Page 147, Life in Australia, (1916), which includes Theo Crithary reads:

Kritharis & Tzortzopoulos brothers

1) Theodoros Kritharis, (Theo Crithary) 2) Theodoros Tzortzopoulos, (theo Poulos) 3) Minas Tzortzopoulos, (Mick Poulos) 4) Panagiotis Kritharis (Peter Crithary)

View / download a copy of page 147 here:

LIA English 147.pdf

Two splendid and extremely profitable shops, located in the city of Glenn Innes, in New South Wales, do worthy honour to the Greek name. The shops, both of which stand on the central streets of the city, are run by the young and ambitious brothers Messrs. Theodoros and Panayiotis Kritharis, sons of Evangelos Kritharis, and their cousins, Messrs. Minas and Theodoros Tzortzopoulos (Poulos), all of whom hail from the island of Kythera.

All of them belong to the small group of Greeks who, within a short period since their arrival in Australia, have achieved sudden and remarkable progress. Moreover, these distinguished members of the Greek race are shareholders in the motor transport company operating between Inverell and Glen Innes. Working, as they do, in an extraordinary spirit of harmony and love, they have managed, within a short time, to gain a place among the most well-established Greeks in Australia. Mr Theodoros Kritharis also happens to have made donations to the hospitals of Glenn Innes.

The Crithary and Tzortzopoulos brothers ran the two shops in Glen Innes in partnership.

Theo Crithary standing outside his shop in Glen Innes

Later Theo established a food supply business called Embros ("Forward"). He claimed to be the first importer of ouzo into Australia, sellling it in several hotels; he also sold Greek olives to Woolworths.

Theo Crithary was a literary and philosophical man. In 1923 he tried, without success, to bring together, the disunited Greeks of Sydney.

Mr Theo Crithary solved the puzzle

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submitted by Life In Australia on 20.04.2012

The Kritharis and Tzortzopoulos brothers

Page 147, Life in Australia, (1916).

1) Theodoros Kritharis, (Theo Crithary) 2) Theodoros Tzortzopoulos, (theo Poulos) 3) Minas Tzortzopoulos, (Mick Poulos) 4) Panagiotis Kritharis (Peter Crithary)

View / download a copy of page 147 here:

LIA English 147.pdf

Two splendid and extremely profitable shops, located in the city of Glenn Innes, in New South Wales, do worthy honour to the Greek name. The shops, both of which stand on the central streets of the city, are run by the young and ambitious brothers Messrs. Theodoros and Panayiotis Kritharis, sons of Evangelos Kritharis, and their cousins, Messrs. Minas and Theodoros Tzortzopoulos (Poulos), all of whom hail from the island of Kythera.

All of them belong to the small group of Greeks who, within a short period since their arrival in Australia, have achieved sudden and remarkable progress. Moreover, these distinguished members of the Greek race are shareholders in the motor transport company operating between Inverell and Glen Innes. Working, as they do, in an extraordinary spirit of harmony and love, they have managed, within a short time, to gain a place among the most well-established Greeks in Australia. Mr Theodoros Kritharis also happens to have made donations to the hospitals of Glenn Innes.

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submitted by George S Venardos on 28.04.2012

Theo Minas (Mick) and Theothoros (Theo) Tzortzopoulos (Poulos) and two other young men - currently unamed?

Seated: Theothoros (Theo) Tzortzopoulos (left) and Minas (Mick) (Poulos) (right), and two other young men - currently unamed?

The dedication on the back of the photograph may indicate who these two unidentified men are?

Dedication on the back of the photograph

It is written to Mick Poulos by George Faros - who identifies himself as a godson of Mick Poulos.

Can you help identify them?

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submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 19.04.2012

Cosmas Andronicus

The family that established a coffee dynasty.

From, Hugh Gilchrist. Australians and Greeks. Vol I: The Early Years. p. 203.

"...From the Kythiran village of Mylopotamos came seven Andronikos (the surname spelt "Andronicus") brothers, of whom four built up a tea, coffee and chocolate business which, eighty years later, is still eminent in the beverage and confectionery field. Their interest in tea and coffee and in emigration is said to have been aroused by an uncle, Dr Karydis, a medical officer of the Suez Canal Company.

Nikolaos, the first to arrive (in 1897), acquired a shop in Tamworth, and in 1908 married Antigoni, a daughter of the Reverend Serafeim Phocas. He was followed by brothers Minas (Mick), who opened a cafe in West Maitland, Kosmas (Charles) and Emmanouil, who opened a shop in Tamworth.

In 1907 Kosmas (known as "Charles") and Emmanuel Andronicus opened a small shop at 127 York Street in Sydney. Charles visited Calcutta and Colombo and brought back chests of tea and coffee, and fish-frying oil and crockery and fancy goods. Emmanuel, armed with samples, travelled by train around New South Wales, seeking orders from Greek and other shop-keepers for tea, coffee, olive oil, sauces, crockery, cutlery and other items, advancing credit where appropriate.

As their business grew, Charles became a kind of unofficial arbitrator in disputes between up-country Greeks, and a mouth-piece for their grievances.

Ioannis, the youngest brother, after a month at Port Said with his uncle Dr Karydis, arrived in Sydney when he was 13 and lived with his brother Mick in West Maitland, where, for lack of English, he had difficulty in studying at school. When
Mick sold his cafe and moved to Sydney, Ioannis went to brother Nicholas in Tamworth, where he had a happy year at the local convent school.

Nicholas meanwhile had taken in as partner another brother, George, who had landed in Sydney in 1907.

In 1910 Charles, Mick and Emmanuel, joined by John, moved Andronicus Brothers from York Street to 197 George Street, where three of them lived in rooms over the shop. Young John was instructed in the techniques of tea and coffee blending and of packing goods for dispatch.

Mick returned to Greece and in 1912 Nicholas and Antigoni settled in Sydney, where Nicholas managed the Marathon Cafe at 72 Oxford Street. George Andronicus then joined forces with a cousin, Georgios Potiris (who had come to Australia in 1902 and had worked at Barraba), and bought the large Apsley Hotel in Walcha, which they managed until 1919.

Now 19, John Andronicus helped Emmanuel with up-country sales, working the towns near the Queensland border. With his friends John and Antony Notaras he went fishing and shooting at weekends, and on one such excursion his rifle accidentally discharged. The bullet passed close to his heart but John Notaras got him onto a horse-cart and into Grafton, where Dr Page (later Sir Earle Page of the Country Party) operated on him and saved his life; and after three more operations in Sydney he recovered.

After early difficulties, and by prodigious efforts, Andronicus Brothers prospered and its partners played important parts in the Greek community.

Other Andronicus relatives also arrived in Australia before 1915, including Stylianos, who partnered his brother-in-law Panayiotis Kominos in shops in Lismore and Muswellbrook and in a cattle property, and Kharalambos, who had the Club Cafe in Toowoomba.

Another cousin, Mikhail Potiris, who, like his brother George had been persuaded by an Andronicus to leave Mylopotamos for Australia, worked with George Potiris in Barraba and later had a shop in Queanbeyan, but sold it in 1914 and eventually became the second Australian Greek to graduate in medicine".

Kosmas also helped write the seminal book, Life in Australia. The Neos Kosmos review of the book, focuses on the Andronicus family:

The First Page of History.

Neos Kosmos, 22 December, 2009
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A recently released facsimile of Life in Australia,, the first book ever published about Greeks in Australia, provides a rich insight into the individuals who shaped the Greek community at the start of the last century.

It is incredible to think that these men in an alien land, took the time to write a book which would assist new settlers from Greece to adjust to the Australian way of life. - George Poulos -

A genteel young man in high starched collars looks out of an inky photo with an enigmatic Mona Lisa smile across his face.

This is 1916 and people rarely smiled for the camera, but this young Kytherian, Kosmas Andronikou, or Andronicus, the successful coffee merchant, has established himself along with his brother Emmanouil in Sydney as flourishing businessmen.

Life in Australia,, the first ever book to be published in Greek in Australia is now available in English for the first time, due to the Kytherian community and Sydney businessman John Comino.

The Andronicus brothers along with fellow community member Georgios Kentavros are the co-authors of Life in Australia.

If nothing else is a compelling first chronicle of Hellenic involvement in Australia and an important snapshot of life in Australia in 1916.

While the mass of Greek immigrants arrived in Australia between 1949 - 1971, Kytherians began settling in NSW at the end of the 1800s.

A keen entrepreneurial spirit founded on mercantile traditions assured many of them economic success and a leadership role in Australia’s nascent Greek community.
The Andronicus’ “trading house” is described in the book as, “the centre of Hellenism, particularly for Kytherians.”

“It is incredible to think that these men in an alien land, took the time to write a book which would assist new settlers from Greece to adjust to the Australian way of life, “ said George Poulos, Co-Chairman of the book’s Launch Committee, to Neos Kosmos English Edition (NKEE).

Very few original copies of the the book existed prior to the Kytherian community, along with sponsors, taking on the task of reproducing Life in Australia.

Original copies are held in very few libraries arounf Australia, and are valued at over $6,000.

The book is a fascinating mix of almanac facts ranging from the demographic population of “white Australians”, facts on husbandry, legal information as well as biographical entries on Greek settlers.

Given who wrote the book, there is no surprise that there are entries which sing the praises of the Andronicus brothers.

As the book writes; “They, [Andronicus Bros.], possess considerable property in the form of shops, whilst their trading house might be better described as a house of trust and hospitality.”

Throughout the book there are references to the “patriotism and generosity” of prominent Greeks”, something Mr Poulos explains as being as a reaction to the racism and jingoism of Australians, and their concern about the loyalty of the early Greeks.

Greece had yet to declare its hand during the Great War. The Greek Royals, being related to the German monarchy, and Greece’s ‘neutrality’ were making things quite “tense for Greeks in Australia, until Greece sided with the Allies and Turkey with Germany” Mr Poulos said to NKEE.

Life in Australia, with its emphasis on “virtues such as hard work, honesty, diligence and civic duty,” was critical in assisting new arrivals from Greece to assimilate, according to Mr Poulos. “It helped to convince prospective Greek immigrants that they would quickly enjoy a very good life in Australia”, said Mr Poulos.

Clearly a healthy level of self aggrandisement is evident in the book, “Just as their trading house should be named The House of Confidence, so should the General Manager, Mr Kosmas Andronicus, be named the guiding intelligence of most Greeks in New South Wales.”

The 368 page book details the state of the Greek communities in 1916 and provides about 150 pages of biographies and photographs of Greek immigrants.

Many Australian families will recognise great grandparents, grandparents and other relatives in these pages.

“An extensive 2009 Epilogue has been added in order to outline events surrounding the period of its creation” said Mr Poulos.

Life in Australia does ensure that the descendants of a pioneering generation of Greek immigrants are aware of their achievements while gaining primary insight into this historical period.

These two impressive volumes are available for sale in Greek and in English.

To get yourself a copy, Contact George Poulos by email

or phone

02 9388 8320.

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submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 19.04.2012

Bretos Margetis

One of eight Founding Fathers of the Kytherian Brotherhood of Australia (now called the Kytherian Association), in 1922. In the second administration he took on the Executive role of Secretary.

Bretos was born on 24 Nov 1889. He landed in Australia on 5 Dec 1903 per the ‘Orizaba.’

Arrivals Australia, 1903

He features in the book Life in Australia, on page 201.

Download a .pdf of page 201, here:

LIA_English_p201.pdf

His name is spelt Vretos in Life in Australia but I he always spelt it Bretos.

He was married in 1925 at the Agia Triatha Church Bourke St Sydney, to Theodora Lianos.

Wedding photographs

Bretos Margetis and Theodora Lianos outside Agia Triatha, Sydney


Bretos Margetis and Theodora Lianos outside Agia Triatha, Sydney

Wedding party photograph, Wedding of Bretos Margetis and Theodora Lianos

Studio portrait of Theodora Lianos on her wedding day

Studio portrait of Theodora Lianos on her wedding day, with mirror image

Shop of Bretos Margetis at 615 George St Sydney

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submitted by Hearn Society, Athens on 16.04.2012

Lafcadio Hearn - one of the great Kytherians

Λευκάδιος Χερν, συγγραφέας και ποιητής
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Λευκάδιος Χερν, συγγραφέας και ποιητής

From the visitkythera website:

http://www.visitkythera.gr/gr/culture/people/notable/lafcadio_hearn_poet.html

Ο Λευκάδιος Χερν (Patricio Lafcadio Tessima Carlos Hearn ή Koizumi Yakumo) είναι ο εθνικός ποιητής της Ιαπωνίας. Γιος του Ιρλανδού Κάρολου Χερν και της Κυθήριας Ρόζας Κασιμάτη. Ο πατέρας του, στρατιωτικός ιατρός – χειρουργός, γνώρισε τη μητέρα του στα Κύθηρα όταν υπηρετούσε εκεί με το 76ο σύνταγμα πεζικού των Βρετανών που είχε σταλεί στο νησί για τη φρούρησή του. Η Ρόζα Αντωνίου Κασιμάτη ήταν μία πολύ όμορφη γυναίκα από οικογένεια ευγενών. Μετά από μία θυελλώδη σχέση παντρεύτηκαν στη Λευκάδα το Νοέμβρη του 1849. Ο Λευκάδιος - Πατρίκιος γεννήθηκε στη Λευκάδα στις 27 Ιουνίου του 1850, όταν ο Κάρολος ήταν 30 και η Ρόζα 26 ετών. Η οικογένεια είχε τρία παιδιά, το πρώτο που λεγόταν Γεώργιος – Ρομπέρτο, πέθανε σε ηλικία δύο ετών, το 1850 λίγο μετά τη γέννηση του Λευκάδιου. Λίγο μετά τη γέννηση του Λευκάδιου ο πατέρας του μετατέθηκε στις Δυτικές Ινδίες. Η Ρόζα παρέμεινε στη Λευκάδα και περιμένε την επιστροφή του. Ύστερα από καιρό με επιστολή του, ο Κάρολος ζήτησε από τη Ρόζα να πάρει τα παιδιά, τον Λευκάδιο κα τον Τζέημς – Ντάνιελ, να μεταβεί στο Δουβλίνο και να ζήσουν εκεί με τη μητέρα του. Έτσι την 1η Αυγούστου του 1852 ο μικρός Λευκάδιος ήταν δύο ετών και βρισκόταν στο Δουβλίνο. Η Καταπίεση της μητέρας του Καρόλου προς τη Ρόζα και η μακρά απουσία του ιδίου από το σπίτι ανάγκασαν τη Ρόζα να χωρίσει και να προσφύγει στα δικαστήρια. Μετά την έκδοση διαζυγίου η κηδεμονία δόθηκε στον πατέρα. Η Ρόζα το 1856 επέστρεψε στα Κύθηρα, αφήνοντας τα παιδιά της πίσω. Αργότερα παντρεύτηκε τον Κυθήριο Ιωάννη Καββαλίνη, ακτοπλοϊκό πράκτορα με τον οποίο απέκτησε 6 παιδιά. Ο Κάρολος παντρεύτηκε το 1857 την Alicia Goslin Crawford και την πήρε μαζί με τα παιδιά της στις δυτικές Ινδίες. Ο Λευκάδιος και ο Τζέημς μεγάλωσαν με την πουριτανή καθολική θεία Μπριάν σε αυταρχικό και σκληρό περιβάλλον. Αργότερα ο Λευκάδιος μπήκε στο καθολικό κολλέγιο του Ushaw, τον έβαλε η θεία του εσώκλειστο, μάλλον για να σωφρονιστεί. Εκεί από επιπόλαια παιχνίδια με συμμαθητή του έχασε το αριστερό του μάτι.

Ο Λευκάδιος δεν ξεπέρασε ποτέ τον αποχωρισμό του από τη μάνα του. Τη μνημόνευε και την αναπολούσε, την λαχταρούσε σε όλη του τη ζωή. Η μητέρα του μη μπορώντας να ξεπεράσει ποτέ τον αποχωρισμό των δύο τέκνων της από τον πρώτο της γάμο κατέληξε ψυχοπαθής. Είχε κάνει ένα ταξίδι στο Δουβλίνο, αλλά το αποτέλεσμα ήταν μάταιο. Η ζωή της τελείωσε στα 59 της χρόνια στο Φρενοκομείο της Κέρκυρας μετά από 10 χρόνια παραμονής σε αυτό.

Στα δεκαεννέα του χρόνια ο Λευκάδιος μετανάστευσε στις Η.Π.Α και έζησε για ένα διάστημα σε μεγάλη φτώχια. Στο Σινσινάτι του Οχάιο γνώρισε τον Χένρι Γουώτκιν (Henry Watkin) εκδότη και σοσιαλιστή που τον βοήθησε να δουλέψει σε μία εφημερίδα. Με επιμονή και εργατικότητα ο Λευκάδιος έφτασε να εργάζεται σε υψηλόβαθμες θέσεις της δημοσιογραφίας και κατάφερε να εργαστεί για την εφημερίδα “Cincinnati Daily Enquirer”. Διακρίθηκε στη δημοσιογραφία της εγκληματολογίας. Η Εθνική Βιβλιοθήκη των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών επέλεξε ένα από τα συγγράμματά του με τίτλο ο «Απαγχονισμένος» στην ειδική έκδοση των 200 χρόνων Αμερικάνικου Εγκλήματος που δημοσιεύτηκε το 2008. Το 1877 πήγε στη Νέα Ορλεάνη για να μείνει κοντά δέκα χρόνια. Εκεί συνέχισε να γράφει και να εκδίδει και κυρίως να ασχολείται με τη γαστρονομία της Νέα Ορλεάνης για την οποία λέγεται ότι σήμερα είναι διάσημη εξαιτίας του. Το 1887 έφυγε στις Δυτικές Ινδίες ως ανταποκριτής. Έμεινε στο νησί της γαλλικής Μαρτινίκας για δύο χρόνια και έκδωσε κι άλλα βιβλία.

Το 1890 πήγε στην Ιαπωνία με μία επιτροπή ως αντιπρόωσπος μίας εφημερίδας. Επέλεξε να μείνει εκεί και βρήκε δουλειά ως καθηγητής της αγγλικής γλώσσας στην πόλη Ματσούε της βορειοδυτικής Ιαπωνίας. Μετά από δεκαπέντε μήνες διαμονής στην Ιαπωνία παντρεύτηκε τη Σετζούκο Κοϊζούμι. Η Σετζούκο ήταν κόρη μιας οικογένειας σαμουράι. Υιοθέτησε το πατρώνυμο της οικογένειάς της και έτσι ονομάστηκε Γιακούμο Κοϊζούμι. Μαζί έκαναν τέσσερα παιδιά. Το 1896 το Αυτοκρατορικό Πανεπιστήμιο του Τόκυο τού πρόσφερε τη θέση του καθηγητού Αγγλικής Φιλολογίας και Γλώσσας. Μετάφρασε με ελεύθερο τρόπο πολλούς θρύλους της Ανατολής στην αγγλική. Έγραψε κι άλλα βιβλία, ενώ μέσα από τα γραπτά του περιέγραφε την Άπω Ανατολή εξωτική και πανέμορφη. Πέθανε στις 26 Σεπτεμβρίου του 1904 από ανακοπή καρδιάς, ενώ ήταν μόλις 54 ετών.

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submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 11.04.2012

Sotiris Therianos, artist

and contributor to the The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn: Homage to The open mind of Lafcadio Hearn Exhibition, 2010

Sotiris Therianos was born on 16 November 1955 in Lefkada Island, Greece. He studied art, design and decoration at Sivitanidios School of Trades and Vocations in Athens (1975-1979). He was tutored in aquarelle techniques by Petros Panagos in Lefkada (1980-1985). In 1982 he met Theodoros Stamos (1922-1987) the American expressionist whom he considers his mentor. Since 1995 he has been discovering new relationships between painting and photography.

Sotiris Therianos presented the following personal exhibitions: Cultural Center, Lefkas (1985); Epikentro Gallery, Patras (1992); Castle of Santa Maura, Lefkas (1995); and Sotiris Therianos Retrospective: Multimedia Works 1980-2007, Cultural Center, Lefkas (2007). He also participated in the following group exhibitions: The Stamos Group Exhibitions, Cultural Center, Lefkas (1975-1993); Straznitse, Czechoslovakia (1987); Aenaon Gallery, Athens (1993); Ekfrassi Gallery, Thessaloniki (1993); Old School Cultural Center, Tsoukalades, Lefkas (2000); Photographic Painters, Galerie Schneeschweinchen, Germany (2006); Member Artists, Eco Art Gallery, Athens (2007).

The open mind of Lafcadio Hearn/ACGART 2009-2010
PRO-ART Gallery on spetses 2010
The open mind of Lafcadio Hearn/ACGART /LEFKADA/2010

Download a .pdf version of the Japanese "Open Mind" program here:

The Open Mind of Laafcado Hearn Program.pdf

Artworks by Therianos are kept at the following institutions: The American College of Greece, Athens and Cultural Center, Lefkas.

Sotiris Therianos continues to live and work in Lefkada Island.

Painting, UNTITLED, 75×53cm, mixed media

“A Letter for Sotiris Therianos. Life and death are constant, the most extraordinary things we are certain of. Within those two forces there are human things at work on various levels to prolong life and oust death. There are men, creative ones, who work within the framework of life and death, who give you one way or another both sides and many more of the phenomena. One such man is Sotiris Therianos with the immediacy of his paintings. Most of his paintings ‘tachist’ in execusion refer to such phenomena as the sun’s cataclysm and the underworld of Persephone and Demetra. These are not easy paintings to take in all at once. They demand from the viewer a certain amount of humility and not a personal antagonism or egoism. They should be savored as a fine wine, and they will make you richer.” [Theodoros Stamos, Lefkada 02/09/1984]
“…For Therianos, art originates from his own necessity; he has had the perception to reach within himself and find his own method and vocabulary of forms. In the works from a few years ago, sweeping allover gestures of dense paint create whirlwinds of activity. Often these pictures suggest a shadowy dark netherworld. The realm of nightmares in which demons take shape. The chasms of Hades come to mind, as do the ancient Homeric tales as well. But Hades has many names, and such correspondences are transformed in these pictures into a more personal myth that, though elusive, can be all too real. Therianos’ presences exist in the present, interiorized, changing, procceding through the act of painting. They are not pretty or soothig but tough and direct, very like Lackaday itself. The basic technique is that of Tachism, but the end result is uniquely Therianos, resembling the recording of some primeval dance in which the entire body is caught up in wild rapid gyrations. “O dark shivering in the roots and the leaves! / Come forth sleepless form in the gathering silence / raise your head from your cupped hands / so that your will be done and you tell me again [George Seferis, Stratis Thalassinos Among the Agapanthi] In the more recent works, the imagery is simplifying, even as it is coming forth from the earlier cavernous regions. Painterly blacks and whites accompanied by daubs of color form shapes implying hatching, breaking through, fertilization, flying, crawling. Insects, slugs, serpents, and other creatures of earlier evolutionary stages appear through the painted gestures. They compose mysterious tableaux, like pieces of mind engaged in an unknowable intercourse. They somehow appear both dangerous and inviting and hover precariously in between the two extremes of feeling. They personify both sensations of untouched nature and of raw emotion. The allusive forms in these pictures come into being through the artist’s personal experiences, yet they are capable of conversing with any viewer who approaches them with open eyes and spirit. “It is the real face, when people have no cover. You see the feeling; you are inside,” Therianos says of his work. As we approach another fin de siécle and look back at the recent century of artistic progress, it is refreshing to renew contact with the archetypal elements without the usual overlay of theory and psychological rhetoric. At a time when the art world has become dominated by methodology and academicizing trends, Therianos’ pictures touch base with the simple core of human emotions. When I asked him if he thought that abstract painting was exhausted, Therianos answered: “Abstract painting is only of the past hundred years. Now, with all the materialism and all the separation from simple life, we need more contact with the ‘inside’. Expressionism is not to be forced, but to be experienced. If expressionism happens naturally, then it produces something worthwhile”. [Barbara Cavaliere, New York City, February, 1992]


http://www.sotiristherianos.gr/

Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Hearn Society, Athens on 10.04.2012

Takis Efstathiou at the Lafcadio Memorial Museum, Matsue Japan

Takis heads the Hearn Society in Athens.

Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 10.04.2012

Massaaki Noda's Postcard

Massaaki Noda is one of Japan's most prominent artists. His sculptures, in particular are superior.

Through his freindship with Hearn Society, Athens, President, Takis Efsathiou, Noda has developed a profound interest in both Hellenism, and the life and psychography of Lafcadio Hearn.

In 2004, Masaaki Noda's stainless steel sculpture Apollo's Mirror was dedicated to the European Cultural Center, which is located in Delphi, Greece.

ECCD Director Christodoulos Yiallouridis,Masaaki Noda and Takis Efstathiou at the Dedication

ECCD Director Christodoulos Yiallouridis, Masaaki Noda and Takis Efstathiou at the Dedication

In 2009, a monument produced by Masaaki Noda and titled the Open Mind Of Lafcadio Hearn, by Takis Efstathiou was installed on the campus of the American College of Greece in Athens in October 2009. An art exhibition under the same title, featuring works from all over the world, was subsequently held in the ACG Art Gallery.

Then in 2010, the exhibition was held in the Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum of Matsue, Japan. Once again Masaaki Noda donated a monument, which was erected this time on the shore of Lake Shinji (the original stands at ACG Athens). This sculpture commemorated the 160th Anniversary of Lafcadio Hearn's birth. This sculpture was unveiled and dedicated on Oct. 10th, 2010.

On Sept. 10, 2010, Masaaki Noda's brilliant Spirit of Mercury sculpture was unveiled in the city of Marathon, Greece. The monument commemorates the 2500th Anniversary of the Battle of Marathon.

On the 29th March, 2102, the City is Fukuyama, Hiroshima, adjacent to the major train station and transport interchange, Masaaki Noda's The Future is Now sculpture was dedicated and unveiled. Lafcadio Hearn's grandson, Bon Koizumi spoke as a special guest at this unveiling.

A thought: wouldn't it be great if Kythera, an island so bereft of great public sculpture, might benefit from the connection between Lafcadio Hearn, Takis Efstathiou, and great sculptors of world reknown like Masaaki Noda?



The Airborne Gesture: Masaaki Noda’s Sublime
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In Masaaki Noda’s work the aerodynamic and the grand expressionist gesture converge: two of the basic principles of modernism become one, to new sublime effect. Both began their long careers at the beginning of the twentieth century, the former in the aerodynamic phase of Malevich’s Suprematism and in Delaunay’s cosmic disks, to cite two famous examples, and the later with Kandinsky’s Abstract Expressionism.

Aerodynamics deals with the movement of objects in the atmosphere – they can be streamlined so as to reduce wind drag, making from fore efficient movement – while the expressionist gesture resonated with instuinctive energy. Aerodynamics aims at greater and greater refinement, gesturalism aims at greater and greater impulsiveness. The triumph of Noda’s forms, whether in two or three dimensions, is that they seem simultaneously efficient and impulsive – outwardly swift and inwardly driven. They seem to pare pure form down to a necessary minimum, and to concentrate expressive power in a singular movement. They are at once sweeping and balanced. Most crucially, they convey a sense of cosmic movement – the dynamic of the infinite, as it was, suggestive of spiritual aspiration.

Indeed, Rising to the Firmament, 1997, a rare instance of modernist stained glass, and Perpetual Flight II Beyond Time and Space, 2000, are brilliant embodiments of the abstract sublime. To me they are the climactic works of the last decade – masterpieces conveying, with consummate skill, the experience of transcendence that is the implicit the theme of Noda’s work. It is as though Noda’s tow dimensional work was a rehearsal – a kind of limbering up – for the flight of transcendence realized with breathtaking precision, in both color and line, in these two works.

Perpetual Flight II is a particular triumph, for it ingeniously fuses centripetal and centrifugal movement, which have been longstanding concerns of Noda, as the Centripetal Evolution series, 1992 and the centrifugal Fluid series, 1996 indicate. This work, like so many others – for example, the marvelous Seeker and Interplay, both 1999 – seems like a Brancusi bird unfolded – playfully unpacked, as it were, so that it spreads through space as though in abstract flight. Like Brancusi’s birds, Noda’s vital sculptures, which have an uncanny creatureliness, are inherently abstract, suggesting that reality can be analyzed into an idea that is independent of it – the idea of movement, for example – which, nonetheless, seems to distill its essence. Noda’s work embodies the concept of movement as though it was a autonomous truth, even as it is emblematic of the movement of nature, which is invariable cosmic, however earthbound it seems.

Some of Noda’s sculptures are freestanding, and some are on pedestals. The latter have an uncanny resemblance to plant life – green color of the brass of Orbit and Momentary brief, both 1999 - reinforces the illusion. In contrast, the former have a peculiarly animal presence, and in fact seem on the prowl, surging through space in search of obstacles, to overcome. Flowage II, Riptide, and Notion, all 1999 are self-contained-indeed, self-entangled, like Gordian knots – yet move forward with irresistible force. They may look wild, but there is a purposive thrust to them. All of Nada’s works in fact involves purposive design and free flow, fused to suggest heroic determination and the timeless Tao.

Donald Kuspit
Professor of Art History and Philosophy,
Stony Brook State University New York
1991


Masaaki Noda - Background
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1949
Born, Hiroshima, Japan
1977
Left Japan for New York, NY,
United States of America

Education

1969-1972
Osaka University of Arts, Japan
1977-1980
The Arts Students League of New York (Elizabeth Carstairs
Scholarship)

Awards

1976
Osaka Mayor Prize – The 26th Exhibition of Modern Art, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Fukulka, (Municipal Museums).
1979
The Carl J. Blenner Prize – 78th Annual Exhibition, New Haven Paint and Clay Club, CT.
Purchase Award – 31st Boston Printmakers Annual Exhibition, MA.
1980
Purchase Award – Charlotte Printmakers 4th Annual Eastern States Print Exhibition, NC.
1982
Purchase Award – 3rd Annual Alabama Works on Paper Exhibition
Traveling Show – The Kennedy-Douglas Center for the Arts in Florance, Alabama;
Columbus College, Georgia; The Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham; University of North Georgia, Dahlonega; Atmore Council of Fine Arts, Atmore;
Auburn University in Montgomery.
Fourth Prize – The 9th International Dogwood Festival Art Show, Atlanta Playhouse Theatre & Georgia Tech Student Center Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
1983
Purchase Award – The Active Members Exhibition, New Haven Paint & Clay Club, CT.
1984
Honorable Mention Award – 11th International Dogwood Festival Art Show, GA.
Second Prize – Carrier Art Festival, (Organized by Carrier Foundation Auxiliary) Gymnasium, NJ.
Second Prize – 10th Annual International Miniature Art Show, Minature Art Society of Florida, Inc. FL.
Second Prize – 9th Annual American National Miniature Show, Laramie Art Guild, WY.
Stella Drabkin Memorial Award – 40th American Color Print Society Exhibition, Abington Art Center, PA.
Third Award – 85th Annual Watercolor Exhibition, The National Art Club, New York, NY
1985
Purchase Award – 12th International Dogwood Festival Art Show GA.
Honorable Mention Award – 7th Annual International Show, Montana Miniature Art Society, Castle, MT.
Migration, ’85 Traveling Exhibit.
1986
Third Award – The 15th National Small Painting Show, New Mexico Art League, NM.
Purchase Award – Heart of America National Small Painting Show, New Mexico Art League, NM.
Honorable Mention Award – 13th International Dogwood Festival Art Show, GA.
First Award – First Annual International Miniature Art Show, Georgia Miniature Art Society, Atlanta, GA.
1989
First Award – 16th International Dogwood Festival Art Show, GA.
Second Award – 11th Annual International Show, Montana Miniature Art Society, Castile Gallery, MT.
Honorable Mention Award – 1989 National Art Show, North Valley Art League, CA.
1992
Third Prize – International Competition, the IWA Foundation, Czechoslovakia
1999
The John Taylor Arms Memorial Award – Audubon Artist 57th Annual Exhibit, New York.
2000
Purchase Award – Society of American Graphic Artists 68th National Members Exhibition, Stephen Gang Gallery, New York, NY.



Solo Exhibition
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1972
Shinanobashi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1973,74
Miyazaki Gallery, Osaka
1975
Hanga Gallery, Kyoto
1975,76
Shinanobashi Gallery
1976
Miyazaki Gallery
Shinanobashi Gallery
1979,80
Shinanobashi Gallery
1981
Gallery Le Coin, Osaka
1982
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Inc., New York, NY
Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Kew Gallery, New York, NY
1984
Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Belle Arts Gallery, Nyack, NY
1985
Gallery Downtown, Fort Worth, TX
Belle Arts Gallery, Nyack, NY
Yoh Art Gallery, Osaka
1986
Gallery Hiro, Tokyo
Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka
Yoh Art Gallery, Osaka
Gallery Access Act, Kyoto
Modern Art, Hiroshima
1987
Gallery Le Coin, Osaka
Gilbert Luber Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1988
Wenniger Graphics, Boston, MA
Wenniger Graphics, Provincetown, MA
1990
Gilbert Luber Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Artist Gallery, New York, NY
Seton Hall University Art Gallery, NJ
1991
Gallery Hiro, Tokyo
Garando Gallery, Nagoya
Yoh Art Gallery, Osaka
Hiro Chikashige Gallery, Okayama
Suzukawa Gallery, Hiroshima
Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima
Tennaya Bijutsu Gallery, Fukuyama, Hiroshima
1992
Gallery Seijyo, Sendai
Gallery APA, Nagoya
SPF USA, Gallery and Library, Inc., Washington, DC
1995
Galerie Les Cyclades, Antebes, France
John Callahan Gallery, Boston, MA
Gallery Hiro, Izu Kogen
1999
70th Art Gallery, New York, NY
2000
Galelry Hiro, Tokyo
Gallery Fine Art, Osaka
Tennaya Bijutsu Gallery, Fukuyama, Hiroshima
Suzukawa Gallery, Hiroshima
Bougainvlia Gallery, Greece
Art Com Gallery, Osaka
2001
Art Com Gallery, Osaka



Other Shows:

1982
International Aerial Art Orchestration, (Sky Sculpture), Organized by the Rainbow Art Foundation, The Sheep Meadow, Central Park, New York, NY.



Projects:

1997
Two pieces of 8 by 20 feet stained glass permanently installed Keihan railroad at Uji Station in Kyoto, Japan. Two stained glass works, on the first and second floor at Uji Station. The works were completed August 4, 1997. First floor title Coming And Going, and Vicissitude Second floor title, Rising to the Firmament.
2000
Sculpture Monument installed at Shinichi in Hiroshima. 20x10x10 feet Stainless Steel and White Granite Stone Base. The works was completed May 19, 2000. Title Perpetual Flight II Beyond Time and Space.
2002
Sculpture Monument Installed At Tode high School, Hiroshima 15x7x7 feet.
2003
Sculpture Monument a t Hirano Hiroshima, 10x4x4 feet.



Professional Memberships:

Society of American Graphic Artists: Council (New York, NY)
Audubon Artist: Director (New York, NY)
Boston Printmakers Association (Boston, MA)
The Print Club of Albany (Albany, NY)
The Graphic Arts Council of New York (New York, NY)



Other Exhibitions
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1971
Three Man Show, Yatsui Gallery, Osaka, Japan.
1972
Paper Plan Exhibition, Shinanobashi Gallery, Osaka.
1972-73
Print Art Festival, Miyazaki Gallery, Osaka.
1972-77
All Osaka Print Exhibition, Miyazaki Gallery, Osaka.
1975
Ge Exhibition, Osaka Municipal Gallery.
The Exhibition of Silk Screen Print, Fine Art Gallery, Osaka.
Contemporary Print Art Exhibition, Osaka Municipal Gallery.
1976
Art Now (Organized by Hyogo Modern Art Museum), Kobe, Japan.
Battle Royal Art Show, Osaka Municipal Gallery.
Kansai Exhibition of Modern Art, Nakanoshima Gallery, Osaka.
3rd Kansai Exhibition of Modern Art, Hyogo Modern Art Museum, Kobe.
1977
Contemporary Print Art Exhibition, Osaka Municipal Gallery.
Image of the City Exhibition, Kan Gallery, Kyoto.
The 13th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan (Organized by Mainichi Press), Tokyo, Kyoto, (Municipal Museum)
1978
Opening Exhibition, The Flax Gallery, New York, NY-Print Exhibition, Art Student League of New York at the Diamond Art Gallery, Michigan.
11th Annual Juried Graphics Exhibition, Princeton Art Association, NJ.
2nd Annual Print Exhibition, Charlotte, NC.
1978-84
The Print Show, Art Students League, New York, NY.
1979
7th International Miniature Print Competition & Exhibition, Pratt Graphic Center, New York, NY, Traveling Exhibition Itinerary ’79 – ’81
3rd Annual Print Exhibition, Charlotte, NC.
21st Annual Exhibition of Print and Drawing, Oklahoma
Art for Collectors, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI.
The Miniature Show, Ginn Gallery MA.
Contemporary Japanese Prints, Azuma Gallery, New York, NY
“Japan Today,” Contemporary Japanese Art Exhibition, World Trade Center, New York, NY.
1980
Multiple ’80, National Juried Exhibition, New Orleans, LA.
Mini International Print Biennial, Miami, FL.
13th National Print Exhibition, Charlotte, NC.
21st Annual Exhibition of Print and Drawing, Oklahoma.
Art for Public Places, Sagnaw Art Museum, Mott Community College, Miriam Perlman Gallery, Flint, MI
Art for Collectors, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
The Miniature Show, Ginn Gallery, MA.
Contemporary Japanese Prints, Azuma Gallery, New York, NY
“Japan Today,” Contemporary Japanese Art Exhibition, World Trade Center, New York, NY
1980
Multiple ’80, National Juried Exhibition, New Orleans, LA.
Mini International Print Biennial, Miami, FL.
13th National Print Exhibition, The Silvemine Guild of Artists, Inc., CT.
15th National Print Exhibition, Potsdam Print, State University College, NY.
7th International Dogwood Festival Art Show, Atlanta, GA.
6th International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Frenchen, West Germany.
The Fine Arts Print Works, California State University, Chico, CA.
Wesleyan International Exhibition of Prints & Drawings, Wesleyan College, Macon, GA; The University of Mississippi, MS; Lexington, KT: Murray State University, Murray.
1st International Miniature Prints Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea.
6th Independent Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa (Organized by Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, The Press of Kanagawa), Yokohama, Japan.
56th Annual International Competition at the Print Club, Philadelphia, PA; Cherry Hill, NJ.
1981
Paper as a Surface, Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Original Print Show, International Art Contact Gallery New York, NY; Other Exhibitions (cont.):
Printmakers – New Offering, Community Gallery New York, NY
Boston Printmakers 33rd National Exhibition of the American Color Print Society, Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA.
V Biennial International de Art Valparaiso, Chile.
57th Annual International Competition at Print Club, Philadelphia, PA.
1982
The Gallery of the University of Delaware, Newark, NJ.
Two Person Show, Bell Arts Gallery, Nyack, NY.
24th Annual Exhibition of Paint & Drawing, Oklahoma
81st Annual Art Exhibition, the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, CT.
Annual Competitive Graphics Exhibition 1982, Tempo Gallery, WI.
1st Annual Artlink National Print Competition, Fort Wayne, IN.
It Can't Be Done on Canvas (Organized by Miriam Perlman Gallery), An exhibit in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the University of Michigan – Flint.
Contemporary Japances Garphic Art Galerie Autonom, Berlin, Germany.
Why the Print is an Original Childrens Museum, Minneapolis, MN.
47th Annual National Art Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY.
The 4th Annual International Art Exposition, New York Coliseum, NY.
Color in Motion, Wenniger Graphics, Boston, MA.
59th SAGA National Print Exhibition, The Cooper Union, New York, NY.
Rockford International Biennial ’83, Rockford College, IL.
Cabo Frio International Print Biennial, Brazil.
Annual Competitive Graphics Exhibition, Tempo Gallery, WI.
Three Person Show, Gallery 500, Elikin Park, PA.
14th Annual Print Exhibition, Silvermine Guild Center for Art, CT.
The 8th University of Dallas National Invitational (Organized by the University of Dallas, TX), Traveling, Show, 1984 – Lamar University, Beaumont: Angelo State College, San Angelo; Lufkin Historical Society, Lufkin; Midwestern State University, Wichita Fall; Brown-Lupton Gallery, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth; Warehouse Center of Living Arts, Corsicana; Texas A & I University, Kingsville.
11th Annual Show, “Big 7 Small,” Terrain Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Galerie Autonom, Berlin, Germany.
1984
8th Annual Small Work Show, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University New York, NY
Aubudon Artists 42nd Annual Exhibition, National Art Club, New Yrok, NY.
83rd Annual Art Exhibition, The New Haven Paint & Clay Club, CT.
10th International Print Biennial, Cracow, Katowice, Poland.
49th Annual Art Exhibition, Cooperstown Art Association, NY.
Ge Kyoto Exhibition (Organized by Kyoto Museum), Kyoto, Japan.
The G.A.L. 15th Annual Fine Arts Competition, Greensboro Artist League, NC.
6th Annual Exhibition Pennsylvania Society of Watercolor Painters, Shippensberg University Huber Art Center, PA.
The New Haven Paint & Clay Club Members’ Show, CT.
4th Mini Print International de Cadeques, Taller Galeri Fort, Barcelona, Cadaques. Cate Lonia, Spain.
Invitational Holiday Gift Show, Abington Art Center, PA.
Juried Show ’85, Summit Art Center, NJ
6th Annual Invitational Print Show, Artist Signature Gallery, CT.
Group Show at Civilization (organized by the 5 & Dime), New York, NY.
4th Annual Print National, Payne Gallery at Moravin College, PA. Other Exhibitions.
1985
15th Annual International Exhibit, Louisiana Watercolor Society’s International Trade Mart, New Orleans, LA.
Audobon Artists 43rd Annual Exhibition, National Art Club, New York, NY.
4th International Exhibition, “Small Forms of Graphic Art, Poland Lodz ’85,” Gallery of Art Exhibition, Buesu, Poland.
The Biggest Little Art Show in Florida, Siesta Key Gallery, Florida.
Ybor National Print Competition, Ybor City of Commerce, Florida.
16th International Biennial of Graphic Art in Ljubljana, Museum of Modern Art, Yugoslavia
1985 International Exhibition, San Diego Watercolor Society, Grossmont College Art Gallery, CA.
Septemebr Competition, Alexandria Museum, LA.
Il Cabo Frio International Print Biennial, Brazil.
7th Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Society of Watercolor Painters, The Shardin Art Gallery of Kuztown University, PA.
86th Annual Open Watercolor Exhibition, The National Art Club, New York, NY.
Group Show, Watanabe Gallery, Hiroshima, Japan.
The Rivington School, No Se No, New York, NY.
2nd International Biennial Print Exhibit: 1985 Roc, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan.
1986
Paperart – An Open International Exhibition of Work on Paper, the PAPERART Documentation Center, Bahia, Brazil.
16th Annual International Exhibit, Louisianna Watercolor Society’s, LA.
11th International Print Biennial, Cracow, Katowice, Poland.
The 8th International Art Exposition, Convention Center, New York, NY.
Contemporary Japanese Art Created in Other Land, Gallery International 52, New York, NY.
8th Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Society of Watercolor of Watercolor Painters, Core B. Miller Gallery, PA.
1st Annual International Miniature Art Exhibition, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
1987
International Group Exhibition, Gallery International 52, New York, NY.
Artista on the Cuttong Edge, Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Fine Art Show, (organized by Carrier Auxiliary) Administration Gallery, NJ.
Benefit Show, Associated American Artist, New York, NY.
Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Clemson University, Rudolph E. Lee Gallery, SC.
Great Graphics, Gallery International 52, New York, NY.
17th International Biennial of Graphic Art in Ljubljana, Museum of Modern Art, Yugoslavia.
Special Edition, A.A.O. Galleries, Buffalo, NY.
14th International Dogwood Festival Art Show, Atlanta Playhouse Theatre and Georgia Tech Student Center Gallery, GA.
Form the Fart East, with C.J. Yao and John Pai, Souyun Yi Gallery, New York, NY.
32nd CWAJ Print Show, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan.
1988
Japanese Printmakers in New York, Consulate General of Japan, New York, NY.
Ge Kyoto Exhibition, (Organized by Kyoto City Museum), Kyoto, Japan.
The 31st Annual Exhibit of Paintings and Sculpture, Sidney Rothman Gallery, NJ.
12th International Print Biennial, Cracow, Katowice, Poland.
Silk Screen Now, Art Space SAGA, Kyoto, Japan.
33rd CWAJ Print Show, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan.
A Divergent Approach, The Pen and Brush Club, New York, NY.
Works on Paper and Sculpture, Juried by Barbara Haskell at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Clary Miner Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
American Color Print Society National Members’ Exhibition, The Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA.
1989
The Boston Printmakers 41st North American Print Exhibition, The Institute of Boston, Boston, MA.
The International Miniature Print Biennial, John Szoke Gallery, New York, NY. Traveling Exhibition Itinerary, ’89 – ’91.
Man and His Space, Lever House, New York, NY.
5th International Print Biennial Varna, Varna Art Gallery, Bulgaria.
International Exhibition of Artwork on Paper, University Art Galleries, The University of South Dakota, SD; Mind’s Eye Gallery, Dickinson State University, ND.
Greater Midwest International IV, Central Missouri State University Art Center Gallery, MI.
National American Museum Art Show, Lever House, New York, NY.
34th CWAJ Print Show, Tokyo America Club, Tokyo, Japan.
18th International Biennial of Graphic Art in Ljubjana, Museum of Modern Art, Yugoslavia.
Works of Member of Atelier Ponce de Lon, Doma Gallery, New York, NY.
9 Japanese Artists, Port Washington Public Library, NY.
Boston Printmakers Members, Show, Duxbury Art Complex Museum, MA.
4th International Biennial Print Exhibit, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan.
1990
Japanese Cultural Festival, World Trade Center, New York, NY.
35th CWAJ Print Show, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan.
Carrier Fine Art Show, Administration “Gallery,” NJ.
Ge Kyoto Exhibition, Kyoto City Museum Kyoto, Japan.
Audubon Artist 48th Annual Exhibition, National Art Club, New York, NY.
Three New York Artist, D.D. Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan.
2nd Annual Exhibition 9 Japanese Artists Living & Working in New York, The Pen & Brush Club, New York, NY.
Japanese Art After the War, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan
1991
Audoubon Artists 49th Annual Exhibition, National Art Club, New York, NY.
Carrier Fine Art Show, Administration Gallery, NJ.
The 7th International Graphic Exhibition, Gatalina, Italy.
Four New York Artists: Robert Kushner, Daniel Gendron, Chihung Yung, and Masaaki Noda, Seibu Contemporary Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Concept that Continue, Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL
19th International Biennial of Graphic Art in Ljubjiana, Museum of Modern Art, Yugoslavia.
The New Collections, Yamanashi Prefecture Museum of Art, Yamanashi, Japan.
64th SAGA Natioanl Print Exhibtion, Lever House, New York, NY.
1992
Audubon Artist 50th Annual Exhibition, Lever House, New York, NY.
19th International Dogwood Art Exhibition, GA.
10th Carrier Fine Art Show, Administration Gallery, NJ.
Art Asia, The Emerging Collector, New York, NY.
Aspects of Flowers, Lever House, New York, NY.
1992
Group Show, Tenri Gallery, New York, NY
Man Ray, Tapies, Pomodoro, Masaaki Noda, Galerie Les Cyclades, Antibes, France.
International Art Part 1, Seibu, Tokyo, Japan
Visions in Between, Ise Art Foundation, New York ’93 - ;94 Traveling Exhibition, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan; Walker Hill Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea; Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul, South Korea; New Trends Gallery, Taiwan; Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan; G Zen Art Gallery, Taiwan; Taipei Gallery, New York.
1993
Audubon Artist 51st Annual Exhibition, National Art Club, New York, NY.
65th SAGA National Print Exhibition, New York
“Motion: Wenniger Graphics, Boston, MA
38th CWAJ Print Show, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan
National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Donald Kuspit, Gallery 84, New York, NY.
Boston Printmakers Members Show, Duxbury Art Complex Museum, MA
7th International Print Biennial Varna, Varna Art Gallery, Bulgaria
Small Works Show, Gallery 500, PA.
1994
Theodre Stamos, Jakob Bill, Masaaki Noda, Galerie Les Cyclades, Antibes, France.
Audubon Artist 52nd Annual Exhibition, Natioanl Art Club, New York, NY
The Artists Members, Spring Exhibition, The Gallery At the Market Theatre, Albany, NY.
NICAF Yokohama ‘94, International Contemporary Art Fair, Yokohama, Japan.
Contemporary American Printmakers, Thomas J.Walsh Gallery, CT.
Exhibition from the Collections, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka
International Triennial of Graphic Art, Bitoa, Republic of Mecedonia
International Print Triennial ‘94, Cracow, Poland.
SAGA, The Northwest Print Council, Union Station, Portland, Oregon.
“Art-Phitheater” Hans Hinterreier, Theadoros Stmos, Masaaki Noda, P. T. Efstathiou Fine Art, New York.
California Meets New York, Haener-kent Gallery, New York, NY.
1995
International Print Exhibition, Adair Margo Gallery, New York, NY.
Western Art Charity, Gallery Hiro, Tokyo, Japan.
Two Point View, Bijutsu Salon, Hanku Dpt., Osaka, Japan (organized by Osaka University of Arts).
Printmaking of the Far East, Municipal Gallery Bielsko-Biala, Poland.
Invitation “8th International Print Biennale-Vaarna ‘95,” Varna, Bulgaria.
Graphic Constellation ‘95, Graz, Australia
Intergraphia ‘94-World Award Winners Gallery, Leuven, Belgium
The 7th International Biennial Print & Drawing Exhibit, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan.
19th National Triennial Print Exhibition, Schenectady Museum, NY.
A Selection of Recent Prints, Lore Degenstein Gallery, PA.
Light in August, John Callahan Gallery, Boston MA.
Group Exhibition, Galerie les Cyclades, Antibes, France.
Audubon Artist 53rd Annual Exhibition, National Art Club, NY.
The 7th Exhibition of Fukuyama Art Project Prayer, Fukuyama Museum of Art Hiroshima, Japan.
1996
East/West Print Exchange Exhibition, Kala Institute, CA; Olive Hyde Art Gallery, CA; Norwork Community Technical College Art Gallery, CT; 479 Gallery, New York, NY.
Art Exhibition of Japanese Artists, Japanese American Association, New York, NY
54th Audubon Artist, Federal Hall, New York, NY.
Jassie’s Benefit Art Show, Ise Art Foundation, New York, NY
4th Biennial of Graphic Art Beograd ’96 International Exhibition, Yugoslavia.
SAGA 65th National Print Exhibition, Federal Plaza, New York, NY.
Japanese Prints and Contemporary Art, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan.
1997
International Print Triennial ’97, Cracow, Poland.
Painting of Fukkuyama, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan.
55th Audubon Artist, The Samagundi Club, New York, NY
International Juried Show, Ne Jersey Center for Visual Arts, NJ.
UNIS Community Art Exhibit, United Nations International School, New York, NY.
The Boston Printmakers Members’ Show, Duxbury Art Complex Museum, Boston.
International Biennial of Small Format Print Leskovas ’97, Yugoslavia Art Gallery “Sunce,” Yugoslvia
Art Exhibition of Japanese Artists, Japanese American Association, New York, NY.
The 66th National Print Exhibition, Nabisco Headquarters Gallery, NJ.
1998
Stockton National Exhibition, The Haggin Museum Stockton, CA.
The Printmaker, Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA.
SAGA, Krasdale Art Gallery, Bronx, NY.
Surface and Delivery, Housatonic Museum of Art Bridgeport, CT.
5th Annual International Miniature Art Show, Casper, WY.
16th Annual International Juried Show, Rosewell Fine Arts, League, Inc., Rosewell Museum and Art Center.
Washington International Print Fair, John Callahan Gallery, Georgetown, Washington, DC.
20th National Print Exhibition, Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY.
22nd National Print Biennial 1998, Silvermine Guild Galleries, Sivermine Guild Arts Center, CT.
Point, Line and Mass, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan.
56th Audubon Artist, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.
Artists of Graphic Arts Council of New York, Krasdale Gallery, White Plains, NY.
Art Exhibition of Japanese Artists, Japanese American Association, New York, NY
A Holiday Invitational, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, 70th Art Gallery, New York,, NY.
1999
44th CWAJ Print Show, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan.
Poem of Flower, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan.
SAGA 69th National Member’s Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, NY.
Proof of 20th Century, Organized by Osaka Museum of Arts, ABC Gallery, 10th International Exhibition Small Graphic Forms, Kiejska Galeria Sztuki, Poland.
Thirty Works by Art Students League of New York Alumni 1965 – 95, Art Student League, New York, NY
White and Black, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima International Print Biennial Varna ’99, Varna, Bulgaria.
Allen Ginsberg and Friends, Southby’s, New York, NY.
2000
Artist Member’s Small Work Exhibition, The Print Club of Albany, Lulu Gallery, Albany, NY.
Group Exhibition, Studio B Fine Art Gallery, Queens, N.Y.
Williamsburg Bridges Japan, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York.
58th Audubon Artist, The Salma Gundi Club, New York, N.Y.
Art Exhibition of Japanese Artists, Japanese American Association, New York, NY.
Friends with Yoshio Kono, ABC Gallery, Osaka.
1st Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, New Leaf Editions, Vancouver, Canada.
Four Contemporary Artist from Efstathiou Collection, Studio B Gallery, Astoria, New York, May 17-20, 2001.
Seventy-five works by eighteen artists, Krasdale Gallery, New York & White Plain, June 25 – September 24, 2001.
6+6=Prints, Amerasia Bank Exhibition Gallery, Flushing, New York, September 7 – September 18, 2001.
Audebon Artist, Salmagundi Club, September 17 – October 5, 2001.
Rain Forest Exhibition:
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan, August 28 – October 24, 2001.
New York Chinese Cultural Center, New York, November 2 – December 15, 2001.
Las Vegas art Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 17 – March 17, 2001.
The 10th International Biennial Print & Drawing Exhibition, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan, Dec, 2001.
2002
Rain forest Exhibition, Asian Arts & Culture Center, Towson University, MD.
Japanese and Japanese American Artist in New York, JAA, NY.
Transitional Dialogues, Andre zarre Gallery, NYC.
69th National Juried Exhibition, The Art Students League, NYC.
59th Annual Exhibition Audubon artist, The Salmagundi Club, NYC.
“A Century on paper” Print by Art Students League Artists 1901-2001 UBS Paine Webber Gallery, NYC.

Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 10.04.2012

ECCD Director Christodoulis Yiallouridis, Massaaki Noda, and Takis Efstathiou at the Dedication

to the European Cultural Center, of Noda's Apollo's Mirror. The ECCD is located in Delphi, Greece.

Massaaki Noda is one of Japan's most prominent artists. His sculptures, in particular are superior.

Through his freindship with Hearn Society, Athens, President, Takis Efsathiou, Noda has developed a profound interest in both Hellenism, and the life and psychography of Lafcadio Hearn.

In 2004, Masaaki Noda's stainless steel sculpture Apollo's Mirror was dedicated to the European Cultural Center, which is located in Delphi, Greece.

In 2009, a monument produced by Masaaki Noda and titled the Open Mind Of Lafcadio Hearn, by Takis Efstathiou was installed on the campus of the American College of Greece in Athens in October 2009. An art exhibition under the same title, featuring works from all over the world, was subsequently held in the ACG Art Gallery.

Then in 2010, the exhibition was held in the Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum of Matsue, Japan. Once again Masaaki Noda donated a monument, which was erected this time on the shore of Lake Shinji (the original stands at ACG Athens). This sculpture commemorated the 160th Anniversary of Lafcadio Hearn's birth. This sculpture was unveiled and dedicated on Oct. 10th, 2010.

On Sept. 10, 2010, Masaaki Noda's brilliant Spirit of Mercury sculpture was unveiled in the city of Marathon, Greece. The monument commemorates the 2500th Anniversary of the Battle of Marathon.

On the 29th March, 2102, the City is Fukuyama, Hiroshima, adjacent to the major train station and transport interchange, Masaaki Noda's The Future is Now sculpture was dedicated and unveiled. Lafcadio Hearn's grandson, Bon Koizumi spoke as a special guest at this unveiling.

A thought: wouldn't it be great if Kythera, an island so bereft of great public sculpture, might benefit from the connection between Lafcadio Hearn, Takis Efstathiou, and great sculptors of world reknown like Masaaki Noda?



The Airborne Gesture: Masaaki Noda’s Sublime
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In Masaaki Noda’s work the aerodynamic and the grand expressionist gesture converge: two of the basic principles of modernism become one, to new sublime effect. Both began their long careers at the beginning of the twentieth century, the former in the aerodynamic phase of Malevich’s Suprematism and in Delaunay’s cosmic disks, to cite two famous examples, and the later with Kandinsky’s Abstract Expressionism.

Aerodynamics deals with the movement of objects in the atmosphere – they can be streamlined so as to reduce wind drag, making from fore efficient movement – while the expressionist gesture resonated with instuinctive energy. Aerodynamics aims at greater and greater refinement, gesturalism aims at greater and greater impulsiveness. The triumph of Noda’s forms, whether in two or three dimensions, is that they seem simultaneously efficient and impulsive – outwardly swift and inwardly driven. They seem to pare pure form down to a necessary minimum, and to concentrate expressive power in a singular movement. They are at once sweeping and balanced. Most crucially, they convey a sense of cosmic movement – the dynamic of the infinite, as it was, suggestive of spiritual aspiration.

Indeed, Rising to the Firmament, 1997, a rare instance of modernist stained glass, and Perpetual Flight II Beyond Time and Space, 2000, are brilliant embodiments of the abstract sublime. To me they are the climactic works of the last decade – masterpieces conveying, with consummate skill, the experience of transcendence that is the implicit the theme of Noda’s work. It is as though Noda’s tow dimensional work was a rehearsal – a kind of limbering up – for the flight of transcendence realized with breathtaking precision, in both color and line, in these two works.

Perpetual Flight II is a particular triumph, for it ingeniously fuses centripetal and centrifugal movement, which have been longstanding concerns of Noda, as the Centripetal Evolution series, 1992 and the centrifugal Fluid series, 1996 indicate. This work, like so many others – for example, the marvelous Seeker and Interplay, both 1999 – seems like a Brancusi bird unfolded – playfully unpacked, as it were, so that it spreads through space as though in abstract flight. Like Brancusi’s birds, Noda’s vital sculptures, which have an uncanny creatureliness, are inherently abstract, suggesting that reality can be analyzed into an idea that is independent of it – the idea of movement, for example – which, nonetheless, seems to distill its essence. Noda’s work embodies the concept of movement as though it was a autonomous truth, even as it is emblematic of the movement of nature, which is invariable cosmic, however earthbound it seems.

Some of Noda’s sculptures are freestanding, and some are on pedestals. The latter have an uncanny resemblance to plant life – green color of the brass of Orbit and Momentary brief, both 1999 - reinforces the illusion. In contrast, the former have a peculiarly animal presence, and in fact seem on the prowl, surging through space in search of obstacles, to overcome. Flowage II, Riptide, and Notion, all 1999 are self-contained-indeed, self-entangled, like Gordian knots – yet move forward with irresistible force. They may look wild, but there is a purposive thrust to them. All of Nada’s works in fact involves purposive design and free flow, fused to suggest heroic determination and the timeless Tao.

Donald Kuspit
Professor of Art History and Philosophy,
Stony Brook State University New York
1991


Masaaki Noda - Background
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1949
Born, Hiroshima, Japan
1977
Left Japan for New York, NY,
United States of America

Education

1969-1972
Osaka University of Arts, Japan
1977-1980
The Arts Students League of New York (Elizabeth Carstairs
Scholarship)

Awards

1976
Osaka Mayor Prize – The 26th Exhibition of Modern Art, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Fukulka, (Municipal Museums).
1979
The Carl J. Blenner Prize – 78th Annual Exhibition, New Haven Paint and Clay Club, CT.
Purchase Award – 31st Boston Printmakers Annual Exhibition, MA.
1980
Purchase Award – Charlotte Printmakers 4th Annual Eastern States Print Exhibition, NC.
1982
Purchase Award – 3rd Annual Alabama Works on Paper Exhibition
Traveling Show – The Kennedy-Douglas Center for the Arts in Florance, Alabama;
Columbus College, Georgia; The Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham; University of North Georgia, Dahlonega; Atmore Council of Fine Arts, Atmore;
Auburn University in Montgomery.
Fourth Prize – The 9th International Dogwood Festival Art Show, Atlanta Playhouse Theatre & Georgia Tech Student Center Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
1983
Purchase Award – The Active Members Exhibition, New Haven Paint & Clay Club, CT.
1984
Honorable Mention Award – 11th International Dogwood Festival Art Show, GA.
Second Prize – Carrier Art Festival, (Organized by Carrier Foundation Auxiliary) Gymnasium, NJ.
Second Prize – 10th Annual International Miniature Art Show, Minature Art Society of Florida, Inc. FL.
Second Prize – 9th Annual American National Miniature Show, Laramie Art Guild, WY.
Stella Drabkin Memorial Award – 40th American Color Print Society Exhibition, Abington Art Center, PA.
Third Award – 85th Annual Watercolor Exhibition, The National Art Club, New York, NY
1985
Purchase Award – 12th International Dogwood Festival Art Show GA.
Honorable Mention Award – 7th Annual International Show, Montana Miniature Art Society, Castle, MT.
Migration, ’85 Traveling Exhibit.
1986
Third Award – The 15th National Small Painting Show, New Mexico Art League, NM.
Purchase Award – Heart of America National Small Painting Show, New Mexico Art League, NM.
Honorable Mention Award – 13th International Dogwood Festival Art Show, GA.
First Award – First Annual International Miniature Art Show, Georgia Miniature Art Society, Atlanta, GA.
1989
First Award – 16th International Dogwood Festival Art Show, GA.
Second Award – 11th Annual International Show, Montana Miniature Art Society, Castile Gallery, MT.
Honorable Mention Award – 1989 National Art Show, North Valley Art League, CA.
1992
Third Prize – International Competition, the IWA Foundation, Czechoslovakia
1999
The John Taylor Arms Memorial Award – Audubon Artist 57th Annual Exhibit, New York.
2000
Purchase Award – Society of American Graphic Artists 68th National Members Exhibition, Stephen Gang Gallery, New York, NY.



Solo Exhibition
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1972
Shinanobashi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1973,74
Miyazaki Gallery, Osaka
1975
Hanga Gallery, Kyoto
1975,76
Shinanobashi Gallery
1976
Miyazaki Gallery
Shinanobashi Gallery
1979,80
Shinanobashi Gallery
1981
Gallery Le Coin, Osaka
1982
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Inc., New York, NY
Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Kew Gallery, New York, NY
1984
Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Belle Arts Gallery, Nyack, NY
1985
Gallery Downtown, Fort Worth, TX
Belle Arts Gallery, Nyack, NY
Yoh Art Gallery, Osaka
1986
Gallery Hiro, Tokyo
Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka
Yoh Art Gallery, Osaka
Gallery Access Act, Kyoto
Modern Art, Hiroshima
1987
Gallery Le Coin, Osaka
Gilbert Luber Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1988
Wenniger Graphics, Boston, MA
Wenniger Graphics, Provincetown, MA
1990
Gilbert Luber Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Artist Gallery, New York, NY
Seton Hall University Art Gallery, NJ
1991
Gallery Hiro, Tokyo
Garando Gallery, Nagoya
Yoh Art Gallery, Osaka
Hiro Chikashige Gallery, Okayama
Suzukawa Gallery, Hiroshima
Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima
Tennaya Bijutsu Gallery, Fukuyama, Hiroshima
1992
Gallery Seijyo, Sendai
Gallery APA, Nagoya
SPF USA, Gallery and Library, Inc., Washington, DC
1995
Galerie Les Cyclades, Antebes, France
John Callahan Gallery, Boston, MA
Gallery Hiro, Izu Kogen
1999
70th Art Gallery, New York, NY
2000
Galelry Hiro, Tokyo
Gallery Fine Art, Osaka
Tennaya Bijutsu Gallery, Fukuyama, Hiroshima
Suzukawa Gallery, Hiroshima
Bougainvlia Gallery, Greece
Art Com Gallery, Osaka
2001
Art Com Gallery, Osaka



Other Shows:

1982
International Aerial Art Orchestration, (Sky Sculpture), Organized by the Rainbow Art Foundation, The Sheep Meadow, Central Park, New York, NY.



Projects:

1997
Two pieces of 8 by 20 feet stained glass permanently installed Keihan railroad at Uji Station in Kyoto, Japan. Two stained glass works, on the first and second floor at Uji Station. The works were completed August 4, 1997. First floor title Coming And Going, and Vicissitude Second floor title, Rising to the Firmament.
2000
Sculpture Monument installed at Shinichi in Hiroshima. 20x10x10 feet Stainless Steel and White Granite Stone Base. The works was completed May 19, 2000. Title Perpetual Flight II Beyond Time and Space.
2002
Sculpture Monument Installed At Tode high School, Hiroshima 15x7x7 feet.
2003
Sculpture Monument a t Hirano Hiroshima, 10x4x4 feet.



Professional Memberships:

Society of American Graphic Artists: Council (New York, NY)
Audubon Artist: Director (New York, NY)
Boston Printmakers Association (Boston, MA)
The Print Club of Albany (Albany, NY)
The Graphic Arts Council of New York (New York, NY)



Other Exhibitions
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1971
Three Man Show, Yatsui Gallery, Osaka, Japan.
1972
Paper Plan Exhibition, Shinanobashi Gallery, Osaka.
1972-73
Print Art Festival, Miyazaki Gallery, Osaka.
1972-77
All Osaka Print Exhibition, Miyazaki Gallery, Osaka.
1975
Ge Exhibition, Osaka Municipal Gallery.
The Exhibition of Silk Screen Print, Fine Art Gallery, Osaka.
Contemporary Print Art Exhibition, Osaka Municipal Gallery.
1976
Art Now (Organized by Hyogo Modern Art Museum), Kobe, Japan.
Battle Royal Art Show, Osaka Municipal Gallery.
Kansai Exhibition of Modern Art, Nakanoshima Gallery, Osaka.
3rd Kansai Exhibition of Modern Art, Hyogo Modern Art Museum, Kobe.
1977
Contemporary Print Art Exhibition, Osaka Municipal Gallery.
Image of the City Exhibition, Kan Gallery, Kyoto.
The 13th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan (Organized by Mainichi Press), Tokyo, Kyoto, (Municipal Museum)
1978
Opening Exhibition, The Flax Gallery, New York, NY-Print Exhibition, Art Student League of New York at the Diamond Art Gallery, Michigan.
11th Annual Juried Graphics Exhibition, Princeton Art Association, NJ.
2nd Annual Print Exhibition, Charlotte, NC.
1978-84
The Print Show, Art Students League, New York, NY.
1979
7th International Miniature Print Competition & Exhibition, Pratt Graphic Center, New York, NY, Traveling Exhibition Itinerary ’79 – ’81
3rd Annual Print Exhibition, Charlotte, NC.
21st Annual Exhibition of Print and Drawing, Oklahoma
Art for Collectors, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI.
The Miniature Show, Ginn Gallery MA.
Contemporary Japanese Prints, Azuma Gallery, New York, NY
“Japan Today,” Contemporary Japanese Art Exhibition, World Trade Center, New York, NY.
1980
Multiple ’80, National Juried Exhibition, New Orleans, LA.
Mini International Print Biennial, Miami, FL.
13th National Print Exhibition, Charlotte, NC.
21st Annual Exhibition of Print and Drawing, Oklahoma.
Art for Public Places, Sagnaw Art Museum, Mott Community College, Miriam Perlman Gallery, Flint, MI
Art for Collectors, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
The Miniature Show, Ginn Gallery, MA.
Contemporary Japanese Prints, Azuma Gallery, New York, NY
“Japan Today,” Contemporary Japanese Art Exhibition, World Trade Center, New York, NY
1980
Multiple ’80, National Juried Exhibition, New Orleans, LA.
Mini International Print Biennial, Miami, FL.
13th National Print Exhibition, The Silvemine Guild of Artists, Inc., CT.
15th National Print Exhibition, Potsdam Print, State University College, NY.
7th International Dogwood Festival Art Show, Atlanta, GA.
6th International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Frenchen, West Germany.
The Fine Arts Print Works, California State University, Chico, CA.
Wesleyan International Exhibition of Prints & Drawings, Wesleyan College, Macon, GA; The University of Mississippi, MS; Lexington, KT: Murray State University, Murray.
1st International Miniature Prints Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea.
6th Independent Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa (Organized by Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, The Press of Kanagawa), Yokohama, Japan.
56th Annual International Competition at the Print Club, Philadelphia, PA; Cherry Hill, NJ.
1981
Paper as a Surface, Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Original Print Show, International Art Contact Gallery New York, NY; Other Exhibitions (cont.):
Printmakers – New Offering, Community Gallery New York, NY
Boston Printmakers 33rd National Exhibition of the American Color Print Society, Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA.
V Biennial International de Art Valparaiso, Chile.
57th Annual International Competition at Print Club, Philadelphia, PA.
1982
The Gallery of the University of Delaware, Newark, NJ.
Two Person Show, Bell Arts Gallery, Nyack, NY.
24th Annual Exhibition of Paint & Drawing, Oklahoma
81st Annual Art Exhibition, the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, CT.
Annual Competitive Graphics Exhibition 1982, Tempo Gallery, WI.
1st Annual Artlink National Print Competition, Fort Wayne, IN.
It Can't Be Done on Canvas (Organized by Miriam Perlman Gallery), An exhibit in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the University of Michigan – Flint.
Contemporary Japances Garphic Art Galerie Autonom, Berlin, Germany.
Why the Print is an Original Childrens Museum, Minneapolis, MN.
47th Annual National Art Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY.
The 4th Annual International Art Exposition, New York Coliseum, NY.
Color in Motion, Wenniger Graphics, Boston, MA.
59th SAGA National Print Exhibition, The Cooper Union, New York, NY.
Rockford International Biennial ’83, Rockford College, IL.
Cabo Frio International Print Biennial, Brazil.
Annual Competitive Graphics Exhibition, Tempo Gallery, WI.
Three Person Show, Gallery 500, Elikin Park, PA.
14th Annual Print Exhibition, Silvermine Guild Center for Art, CT.
The 8th University of Dallas National Invitational (Organized by the University of Dallas, TX), Traveling, Show, 1984 – Lamar University, Beaumont: Angelo State College, San Angelo; Lufkin Historical Society, Lufkin; Midwestern State University, Wichita Fall; Brown-Lupton Gallery, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth; Warehouse Center of Living Arts, Corsicana; Texas A & I University, Kingsville.
11th Annual Show, “Big 7 Small,” Terrain Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Galerie Autonom, Berlin, Germany.
1984
8th Annual Small Work Show, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University New York, NY
Aubudon Artists 42nd Annual Exhibition, National Art Club, New Yrok, NY.
83rd Annual Art Exhibition, The New Haven Paint & Clay Club, CT.
10th International Print Biennial, Cracow, Katowice, Poland.
49th Annual Art Exhibition, Cooperstown Art Association, NY.
Ge Kyoto Exhibition (Organized by Kyoto Museum), Kyoto, Japan.
The G.A.L. 15th Annual Fine Arts Competition, Greensboro Artist League, NC.
6th Annual Exhibition Pennsylvania Society of Watercolor Painters, Shippensberg University Huber Art Center, PA.
The New Haven Paint & Clay Club Members’ Show, CT.
4th Mini Print International de Cadeques, Taller Galeri Fort, Barcelona, Cadaques. Cate Lonia, Spain.
Invitational Holiday Gift Show, Abington Art Center, PA.
Juried Show ’85, Summit Art Center, NJ
6th Annual Invitational Print Show, Artist Signature Gallery, CT.
Group Show at Civilization (organized by the 5 & Dime), New York, NY.
4th Annual Print National, Payne Gallery at Moravin College, PA. Other Exhibitions.
1985
15th Annual International Exhibit, Louisiana Watercolor Society’s International Trade Mart, New Orleans, LA.
Audobon Artists 43rd Annual Exhibition, National Art Club, New York, NY.
4th International Exhibition, “Small Forms of Graphic Art, Poland Lodz ’85,” Gallery of Art Exhibition, Buesu, Poland.
The Biggest Little Art Show in Florida, Siesta Key Gallery, Florida.
Ybor National Print Competition, Ybor City of Commerce, Florida.
16th International Biennial of Graphic Art in Ljubljana, Museum of Modern Art, Yugoslavia
1985 International Exhibition, San Diego Watercolor Society, Grossmont College Art Gallery, CA.
Septemebr Competition, Alexandria Museum, LA.
Il Cabo Frio International Print Biennial, Brazil.
7th Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Society of Watercolor Painters, The Shardin Art Gallery of Kuztown University, PA.
86th Annual Open Watercolor Exhibition, The National Art Club, New York, NY.
Group Show, Watanabe Gallery, Hiroshima, Japan.
The Rivington School, No Se No, New York, NY.
2nd International Biennial Print Exhibit: 1985 Roc, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan.
1986
Paperart – An Open International Exhibition of Work on Paper, the PAPERART Documentation Center, Bahia, Brazil.
16th Annual International Exhibit, Louisianna Watercolor Society’s, LA.
11th International Print Biennial, Cracow, Katowice, Poland.
The 8th International Art Exposition, Convention Center, New York, NY.
Contemporary Japanese Art Created in Other Land, Gallery International 52, New York, NY.
8th Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Society of Watercolor of Watercolor Painters, Core B. Miller Gallery, PA.
1st Annual International Miniature Art Exhibition, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
1987
International Group Exhibition, Gallery International 52, New York, NY.
Artista on the Cuttong Edge, Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Fine Art Show, (organized by Carrier Auxiliary) Administration Gallery, NJ.
Benefit Show, Associated American Artist, New York, NY.
Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Clemson University, Rudolph E. Lee Gallery, SC.
Great Graphics, Gallery International 52, New York, NY.
17th International Biennial of Graphic Art in Ljubljana, Museum of Modern Art, Yugoslavia.
Special Edition, A.A.O. Galleries, Buffalo, NY.
14th International Dogwood Festival Art Show, Atlanta Playhouse Theatre and Georgia Tech Student Center Gallery, GA.
Form the Fart East, with C.J. Yao and John Pai, Souyun Yi Gallery, New York, NY.
32nd CWAJ Print Show, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan.
1988
Japanese Printmakers in New York, Consulate General of Japan, New York, NY.
Ge Kyoto Exhibition, (Organized by Kyoto City Museum), Kyoto, Japan.
The 31st Annual Exhibit of Paintings and Sculpture, Sidney Rothman Gallery, NJ.
12th International Print Biennial, Cracow, Katowice, Poland.
Silk Screen Now, Art Space SAGA, Kyoto, Japan.
33rd CWAJ Print Show, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan.
A Divergent Approach, The Pen and Brush Club, New York, NY.
Works on Paper and Sculpture, Juried by Barbara Haskell at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Clary Miner Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
American Color Print Society National Members’ Exhibition, The Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA.
1989
The Boston Printmakers 41st North American Print Exhibition, The Institute of Boston, Boston, MA.
The International Miniature Print Biennial, John Szoke Gallery, New York, NY. Traveling Exhibition Itinerary, ’89 – ’91.
Man and His Space, Lever House, New York, NY.
5th International Print Biennial Varna, Varna Art Gallery, Bulgaria.
International Exhibition of Artwork on Paper, University Art Galleries, The University of South Dakota, SD; Mind’s Eye Gallery, Dickinson State University, ND.
Greater Midwest International IV, Central Missouri State University Art Center Gallery, MI.
National American Museum Art Show, Lever House, New York, NY.
34th CWAJ Print Show, Tokyo America Club, Tokyo, Japan.
18th International Biennial of Graphic Art in Ljubjana, Museum of Modern Art, Yugoslavia.
Works of Member of Atelier Ponce de Lon, Doma Gallery, New York, NY.
9 Japanese Artists, Port Washington Public Library, NY.
Boston Printmakers Members, Show, Duxbury Art Complex Museum, MA.
4th International Biennial Print Exhibit, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan.
1990
Japanese Cultural Festival, World Trade Center, New York, NY.
35th CWAJ Print Show, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan.
Carrier Fine Art Show, Administration “Gallery,” NJ.
Ge Kyoto Exhibition, Kyoto City Museum Kyoto, Japan.
Audubon Artist 48th Annual Exhibition, National Art Club, New York, NY.
Three New York Artist, D.D. Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan.
2nd Annual Exhibition 9 Japanese Artists Living & Working in New York, The Pen & Brush Club, New York, NY.
Japanese Art After the War, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan
1991
Audoubon Artists 49th Annual Exhibition, National Art Club, New York, NY.
Carrier Fine Art Show, Administration Gallery, NJ.
The 7th International Graphic Exhibition, Gatalina, Italy.
Four New York Artists: Robert Kushner, Daniel Gendron, Chihung Yung, and Masaaki Noda, Seibu Contemporary Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Concept that Continue, Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL
19th International Biennial of Graphic Art in Ljubjiana, Museum of Modern Art, Yugoslavia.
The New Collections, Yamanashi Prefecture Museum of Art, Yamanashi, Japan.
64th SAGA Natioanl Print Exhibtion, Lever House, New York, NY.
1992
Audubon Artist 50th Annual Exhibition, Lever House, New York, NY.
19th International Dogwood Art Exhibition, GA.
10th Carrier Fine Art Show, Administration Gallery, NJ.
Art Asia, The Emerging Collector, New York, NY.
Aspects of Flowers, Lever House, New York, NY.
1992
Group Show, Tenri Gallery, New York, NY
Man Ray, Tapies, Pomodoro, Masaaki Noda, Galerie Les Cyclades, Antibes, France.
International Art Part 1, Seibu, Tokyo, Japan
Visions in Between, Ise Art Foundation, New York ’93 - ;94 Traveling Exhibition, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan; Walker Hill Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea; Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul, South Korea; New Trends Gallery, Taiwan; Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan; G Zen Art Gallery, Taiwan; Taipei Gallery, New York.
1993
Audubon Artist 51st Annual Exhibition, National Art Club, New York, NY.
65th SAGA National Print Exhibition, New York
“Motion: Wenniger Graphics, Boston, MA
38th CWAJ Print Show, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan
National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Donald Kuspit, Gallery 84, New York, NY.
Boston Printmakers Members Show, Duxbury Art Complex Museum, MA
7th International Print Biennial Varna, Varna Art Gallery, Bulgaria
Small Works Show, Gallery 500, PA.
1994
Theodre Stamos, Jakob Bill, Masaaki Noda, Galerie Les Cyclades, Antibes, France.
Audubon Artist 52nd Annual Exhibition, Natioanl Art Club, New York, NY
The Artists Members, Spring Exhibition, The Gallery At the Market Theatre, Albany, NY.
NICAF Yokohama ‘94, International Contemporary Art Fair, Yokohama, Japan.
Contemporary American Printmakers, Thomas J.Walsh Gallery, CT.
Exhibition from the Collections, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka
International Triennial of Graphic Art, Bitoa, Republic of Mecedonia
International Print Triennial ‘94, Cracow, Poland.
SAGA, The Northwest Print Council, Union Station, Portland, Oregon.
“Art-Phitheater” Hans Hinterreier, Theadoros Stmos, Masaaki Noda, P. T. Efstathiou Fine Art, New York.
California Meets New York, Haener-kent Gallery, New York, NY.
1995
International Print Exhibition, Adair Margo Gallery, New York, NY.
Western Art Charity, Gallery Hiro, Tokyo, Japan.
Two Point View, Bijutsu Salon, Hanku Dpt., Osaka, Japan (organized by Osaka University of Arts).
Printmaking of the Far East, Municipal Gallery Bielsko-Biala, Poland.
Invitation “8th International Print Biennale-Vaarna ‘95,” Varna, Bulgaria.
Graphic Constellation ‘95, Graz, Australia
Intergraphia ‘94-World Award Winners Gallery, Leuven, Belgium
The 7th International Biennial Print & Drawing Exhibit, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan.
19th National Triennial Print Exhibition, Schenectady Museum, NY.
A Selection of Recent Prints, Lore Degenstein Gallery, PA.
Light in August, John Callahan Gallery, Boston MA.
Group Exhibition, Galerie les Cyclades, Antibes, France.
Audubon Artist 53rd Annual Exhibition, National Art Club, NY.
The 7th Exhibition of Fukuyama Art Project Prayer, Fukuyama Museum of Art Hiroshima, Japan.
1996
East/West Print Exchange Exhibition, Kala Institute, CA; Olive Hyde Art Gallery, CA; Norwork Community Technical College Art Gallery, CT; 479 Gallery, New York, NY.
Art Exhibition of Japanese Artists, Japanese American Association, New York, NY
54th Audubon Artist, Federal Hall, New York, NY.
Jassie’s Benefit Art Show, Ise Art Foundation, New York, NY
4th Biennial of Graphic Art Beograd ’96 International Exhibition, Yugoslavia.
SAGA 65th National Print Exhibition, Federal Plaza, New York, NY.
Japanese Prints and Contemporary Art, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan.
1997
International Print Triennial ’97, Cracow, Poland.
Painting of Fukkuyama, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan.
55th Audubon Artist, The Samagundi Club, New York, NY
International Juried Show, Ne Jersey Center for Visual Arts, NJ.
UNIS Community Art Exhibit, United Nations International School, New York, NY.
The Boston Printmakers Members’ Show, Duxbury Art Complex Museum, Boston.
International Biennial of Small Format Print Leskovas ’97, Yugoslavia Art Gallery “Sunce,” Yugoslvia
Art Exhibition of Japanese Artists, Japanese American Association, New York, NY.
The 66th National Print Exhibition, Nabisco Headquarters Gallery, NJ.
1998
Stockton National Exhibition, The Haggin Museum Stockton, CA.
The Printmaker, Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA.
SAGA, Krasdale Art Gallery, Bronx, NY.
Surface and Delivery, Housatonic Museum of Art Bridgeport, CT.
5th Annual International Miniature Art Show, Casper, WY.
16th Annual International Juried Show, Rosewell Fine Arts, League, Inc., Rosewell Museum and Art Center.
Washington International Print Fair, John Callahan Gallery, Georgetown, Washington, DC.
20th National Print Exhibition, Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY.
22nd National Print Biennial 1998, Silvermine Guild Galleries, Sivermine Guild Arts Center, CT.
Point, Line and Mass, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan.
56th Audubon Artist, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.
Artists of Graphic Arts Council of New York, Krasdale Gallery, White Plains, NY.
Art Exhibition of Japanese Artists, Japanese American Association, New York, NY
A Holiday Invitational, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, 70th Art Gallery, New York,, NY.
1999
44th CWAJ Print Show, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan.
Poem of Flower, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan.
SAGA 69th National Member’s Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, NY.
Proof of 20th Century, Organized by Osaka Museum of Arts, ABC Gallery, 10th International Exhibition Small Graphic Forms, Kiejska Galeria Sztuki, Poland.
Thirty Works by Art Students League of New York Alumni 1965 – 95, Art Student League, New York, NY
White and Black, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima International Print Biennial Varna ’99, Varna, Bulgaria.
Allen Ginsberg and Friends, Southby’s, New York, NY.
2000
Artist Member’s Small Work Exhibition, The Print Club of Albany, Lulu Gallery, Albany, NY.
Group Exhibition, Studio B Fine Art Gallery, Queens, N.Y.
Williamsburg Bridges Japan, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York.
58th Audubon Artist, The Salma Gundi Club, New York, N.Y.
Art Exhibition of Japanese Artists, Japanese American Association, New York, NY.
Friends with Yoshio Kono, ABC Gallery, Osaka.
1st Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, New Leaf Editions, Vancouver, Canada.
Four Contemporary Artist from Efstathiou Collection, Studio B Gallery, Astoria, New York, May 17-20, 2001.
Seventy-five works by eighteen artists, Krasdale Gallery, New York & White Plain, June 25 – September 24, 2001.
6+6=Prints, Amerasia Bank Exhibition Gallery, Flushing, New York, September 7 – September 18, 2001.
Audebon Artist, Salmagundi Club, September 17 – October 5, 2001.
Rain Forest Exhibition:
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan, August 28 – October 24, 2001.
New York Chinese Cultural Center, New York, November 2 – December 15, 2001.
Las Vegas art Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 17 – March 17, 2001.
The 10th International Biennial Print & Drawing Exhibition, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan, Dec, 2001.
2002
Rain forest Exhibition, Asian Arts & Culture Center, Towson University, MD.
Japanese and Japanese American Artist in New York, JAA, NY.
Transitional Dialogues, Andre zarre Gallery, NYC.
69th National Juried Exhibition, The Art Students League, NYC.
59th Annual Exhibition Audubon artist, The Salmagundi Club, NYC.
“A Century on paper” Print by Art Students League Artists 1901-2001 UBS Paine Webber Gallery, NYC.

Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 10.04.2012

Myrto Dimitriou with Mr Kobayashi and her origami art work

Myrto's curriculam vitae in Greek.

e-mail: Email, Myrto Dimitriou

http://omadafantasia.blogspot.com

http://origamiwithfantasygroup.blogspot.com
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVNx1Ld9GDw
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOgMQqY8o6A

Myrto's appreciation of Japanese culture, and her endeavours to explain Japanese culture to Greeks in Greece, and teach Japanese arts such as origami, has inevitably led her to make contact with persons associated with Lafcadio Hearn, such as Takis Efstahiou and Lafcadio's grandson, Bon Koizumi. The Japanese-Greek cultural exchange through Lafcadio Hearn is fascinating.

Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 10.04.2012

Some results from Myrto Dimitriou's origami workshops

Myrto's curriculam vitae in Greek.

e-mail: Email, Myrto Dimitriou

http://omadafantasia.blogspot.com

http://origamiwithfantasygroup.blogspot.com
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVNx1Ld9GDw
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOgMQqY8o6A

Myrto's appreciation of Japanese culture, and her endeavours to explain Japanese culture to Greeks in Greece, and teach Japanese arts such as origami, has inevitably led her to make contact with persons associated with Lafcadio Hearn, such as Takis Efstahiou and Lafcadio's grandson, Bon Koizumi. The Japanese-Greek cultural exchange through Lafcadio Hearn is fascinating.

Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 10.04.2012

Myrto Dimitriou's extraordinarily popular origami workshops

Myrto's curriculam vitae in Greek.

e-mail: Email, Myrto Dimitriou

http://omadafantasia.blogspot.com

http://origamiwithfantasygroup.blogspot.com
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVNx1Ld9GDw
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOgMQqY8o6A

Myrto's appreciation of Japanese culture, and her endeavours to explain Japanese culture to Greeks in Greece, and teach Japanese arts such as origami, has inevitably led her to make contact with persons associated with Lafcadio Hearn, such as Takis Efstahiou and Lafcadio's grandson, Bon Koizumi. The Japanese-Greek cultural exchange through Lafcadio Hearn is fascinating.