Disability art exhibition base established in Wakayama Prefecture

The art works by the DeafBlind were exhibited in the shopping mall in Wakayama City.
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 September 21, 2012

The "Art Support Center RAKU" which exhibits original art works of persons with disabilities opened in the shopping mall in front of JR Wakayama Station in Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture.

The "Mutual Help in City Planning Association" located in the city which advances disability art is managing the center "RAKU."

Shima Kumiko-san, chairman of the association, said, "Although art has power which makes everybody's heart rich, there are few opportunities to get attention in the prefecture. We hope more laborious and good works to be displayed."

The first exhibition focused on about 50 textile works, such as stoles, tapestries, hats made by the members of the atelier "Heart to Hand." The atelier is managed by the Wakayama Prefecture DeafBlind Society.

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