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Japan Foundation Inaugurates Its Traveling Exhibition ‘Sushi: A Cultural Heritage’ (I Love Sushi) at Gezira Art Center

Sun 12 May 2024 | 01:11 PM
Ahmed Emam

On Wednesday, May 8th, the Japan Foundation in Cairo inaugurated its traveling exhibition 'Sushi: A Cultural Heritage' (I Love Sushi) at the Gezira Art Center. The event was attended by Ayumi Hashimoto, Director of the Japan Foundation in Cairo, H.E. Oka, Japan's Ambassador to Egypt, Ali Saeed, Head of the Artistic Centers at the Fine Arts Sector, and Amir Elleithy, Director of the Gezira Art Center.

According to a statement released by Japan's Embassy in Cairo, the exhibition offers an in-depth visual guide to the appeal of sushi, how it's eaten in Japan, and how Japan has adapted sushi to suit the natural environment, culture, and lifestyles of each region. The exhibit introduces visitors to today's vibrant sushi culture and encourages them to think about sushi's potential to be the food of the future, especially since sushi is a typical example of Japanese cuisine, the "Washoku," which UNESCO listed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2013.

The exhibit includes a simulation of visiting a sushi shop in Japan. It is an enjoyable experience both for sushi lovers and for those who are unfamiliar with it. The organizers hope that the exhibit will also convey something about Japan's history and customs.