Exhibit: “縁 - Connection in Emptiness”

縁 - Connection in Emptiness
The Japan Information and Cultural Center at the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco is proud to present the exhibit “縁 - Connection in Emptiness” from August 16 through December 3, 2021. This exhibit features the artwork of Paula Pietranera, an artist living in San Francisco.

Hundreds of connected paper cranes that fly together. Hundreds of plum blossoms sharing the same branch. All are part of a whole, created by emptiness.
Inspired by the connected nature found in the Renzuru technique, an ancient way of folding joined cranes from a single sheet of paper to create complex patterns of form and color, and the traditional Sumié style of expression to showcase the unique beauty of blossoming plum, Paula Pietranera expresses beauty in her art the way she discovers it around her in everyday life: Simple, harmonious and deeply rooted in the spirit.

We hope you enjoy the exhibition.


August 16 – December 3, 2021, Monday to Friday (Except Holidays)
from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

* Please call or e-mail the JICC to arrange your entry date and time in advance, due to the limited capacity in the gallery.
TEL: (415)780-6085
E-mail: japaninfo@sr.mofa.go.jp
Note: If you contact the JICC by e-mail, your reservation is not considered completed until you receive a confirmation e-mail from our office. You may not be able to enter without the confirmation e-mail.


Japan Information & Cultural Center
Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco
275 Battery Street, Suite 2100, San Francisco, CA 94111

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