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Okiten art exhibition open through Sunday in Urasoe

Date Posted: 2012-03-30

One of the largest totally artistic exhibitions on Okinawa, Okiten, wraps up Sunday at the Urasoe City Gymnasium after a two-week run.

The 64th annual Okiten sponsored by the Okinawa Times draws dozens of artisans whose work is in seven sections and 11 genres, including painting, engraving, sculpture, graphic design, calligraphy, pictures, and handcrafted works such as pottery, lacquer ware, dying, fabric and glass. A total of 926 works are on display at the exhibition this year.

Some 676 works on display were chosen from 1,216 public applications, while 250 exhibition items were drawn from members of the Okiten officials and pre-even officials.

This year’s Okiten theme has been “creating of beauty”. Entry is daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with last entry at 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets are ¥900 for adults and ¥400 for children ages 6~18. Tickets at the door are an additional ¥100. Tickets are available at the Okinawa Times office, Ryubo Department Store, Okinawa Mitsukoshi and A-Coop Supermarkets.

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