01. New ethnicity - Maya’s case / 進化するエスニシティ~マヤの場合 Maya Tagore was born to an Indian father and a Japanese mother. When she was young, she was bullied because of her appearance, but she loved both Japan and India where she has her roots, and grew up accepting various cultures. She speaks fluent English and Japanese and has a long career as a television reporter and event organizer. Even now, she lives in Japan and the United States, and her identity is in Kansai.
01. Traces of the shadow / 残影 Among the many Indian dances, Kathak dance, which has its roots in the Middle East and has large movements, is expressed in Van Dyke prints and colors. Japanese who learn Kathak dance also absorb the tradition and develop their own Kathak dance style.
02. Come and Go 1 / カム・アンド・ゴー 1 Kyoto University, which is a prestigious school representing the Kansai region, attracts extremely talented Indians, from professors to students. Many Indian students leave Kyoto University, where they study, and travel to Germany, Tokyo, Canada, the United States, and other countries to expand their activities to the world. A work that attempts to express the dynamism of young Indian students, mainly from Kyoto University.
03. Come and Go 2 / カム・アンド・ゴー 2 Kyoto University, which is a prestigious school representing the Kansai region, attracts extremely talented Indians, from professors to students. Many Indian students leave Kyoto University, where they study, and travel to Germany, Tokyo, Canada, the United States, and other countries to expand their activities to the world. With a different color touch from Come and Go 1, we tried to express the past, present, and future.
04. Cell researchers / 細胞研究者たち At ICEMS, Kyoto University's research base for material-cell integration, Indian students and researchers led by Professor Ganesh are working on the world's most advanced cell research. Among them, the activities of female researchers are also conspicuous. They can be said to be role models.
03. The Divergence / 分岐 People change. Even in Indian culture, which has relatively conservative values, immigrant values vary from generation to generation. The values of each generation cannot fill the gap and diverge gradually. This time, we will exhibit one of the three series of works.
01. Migration-1 / 或る移民-1 In the middle of the last century, many Indian immigrants traveled from India to Yokohama and Kobe via Hong Kong. They descended to Kobe, the biggest port of Asia then, and were fascinated by the magnificent European style architecture that stands in the old settlement, dreaming of tomorrow's success.
02. A Pearl Trader / 真珠商人 In addition to the textile industry, the main business of Indian immigrants in Japan since early stage has been the trading of pearls. Kobe is still a global pearl trading market, and for more than half a century, Kobe's Indian merchants have had a great deal of influence in this sector.