Monthly Ikebana Feature - March

Mar Ikebana
Yuko Asano, Ikebana International

Exhibition: Pilgrim Art Journey

Pilgrim (Junrei) is a cross-cultural fine art collaboration with Japanese-Australian twins Lisa & Erica Hoy and photographer Peter Hall. Japanese culture has long-embraced ‘pilgrimage’. The popularity of a pilgrimage was most evident in the Edo period 1603–1860. John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress published in 1678 highlighted Western cultures’ early appreciation of pilgrimage, a journey of discovery.

The torii is a traditional Japanese gate commonly found at entrances of Shinto shrines and significant landmarks. Symbolically, it represents the transition from the mundane to the sacred. In our project the torii represents significant moments in the sisters’ journey.
The Pilgrim story captures the sisters’ first 5 years of ‘journey’ in Australia.

When: Tuesday 21 March – Friday 28 April 2023
9am-1pm, 2-5pm (Closed 1pm-2pm)

Where: Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne
Level 25, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000