This diploma recognizes your active participation in the planning and execution of event(s) for the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the bilateral relations between Japan and Spain, thus contributing to the mutual understanding and friendly relations between the two peoples. In honor of this achievement, we extend to you this diploma as a sign of deep appreciation and recognition for your contribution.
Signed on July 31, 2014 by Satoru Satoh (Japanese Ambassador to Spain)
Jackie & Partners was honoured to receive this diploma from the Japanese Embassy in Madrid recognizing the three projects done by Jackie & Partners between July 2013 to June 2014.
The first project was an exhibition that opened on October 18, 2013 in Segovia entitled, The Beauty of Japan, Past and Present. Folding screens by Sadato Kurotake, kimono by Genmei Takahashi, digital art by Maki Schmock, and a crochet sculpture and music by GoDFaMily were displayed at the Teatro Juan Bravo.
The second event was also an exhibition that opened on February 5, 2014 in Barcelona entitled, Japan: A Country of Contrasts. Folding screens by Sadato Kurotake, digital art by Cecilie Okada, and a crochet sculpture and music by GoDFaMily was displayed at the Disseny Hub (DHUB).
The final project was the Barcelona – Kyoto Artists Exchange Agreement signed in June 2014 by Mr. Sadato Kurotake, president of the Kyoto International Craft Center (KICC) and Dr. Magda Polo Pujadas, president of the Arts i del Disseny (A-FAD). The first event bridging artists and artisans from these two cities will take place in October 2015, where a hand selected group from Catalonia will visit Kyoto participate in a conference, exchange ideas and techniques with their Japanese counterparts, conduct workshops with students, and explore Japanese culture and design. In addition, Exhibitions of traditional and modern Spanish art and crafts will be displayed in Kyoto. The following year, artists and artisans from Japan will visit Barcelona for a similar program.
Jackie & Partners is extremely excited to be able to bridge these two artistic and culturally rich places in the world in a way that can be enjoyed by many generations to come.