Ten days to the opening of my upcoming exhibition

“Suteru kami areba hirou kami ari” – a Japanese proverb that means “when one god tosses you away, another god picks you up”, that is, “when one door shuts, another opens.”
捨てる神あれば拾う神あり。

After some snags and headaches, preparation for my upcoming show “Ethiopia: A Photographic Exhibition” is on the right track again, thanks to His Excellency Mr Shigeyuki Hiroki, Ambassador of Japan to South Africa, and Mr Takeo Hata, Managing Director of FUJIFILM South Africa. While many people are “all talk but no action”, Ambassador Hiroki is a talk-and-immediate-action man.
廣木重之/駐南アフリカ共和国特命全権大使と羽田武男/フジフィルム南アフリカ社長のご尽力により、エチオピア写真展に向けての準備が軌道に戻った。有言不実行の人間が多い中、廣木大使は「有言即実行」のすごい人である。

Fujifilm printer

This jumbo-size invitation was printed today.
今日印刷されたばかりのポストカード招待状。

invitation

Some asked me, “why are you having an exhibition at a synagogue?”
「なぜシナゴーグで個展を?」という質問が何人かからあった。

I am honoring a long history between the people of Ethiopia and the people of Israel, which goes back to Queen Sheba and King Solomon.
エチオピアの民とイスラエルの民の関係はシバの女王とソロモン王にまで遡る。その長い歴史に敬意を表してのことだ。

The opening reception is on Sunday 4 March 2018, from 17:30 to 19:00. Ambassador Hiroki will kindly open the exhibition.
オープニングレセプションは3月4日(日)、午後5時半から7時。廣木大使が開会してくださるとのこと。

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