Refugees International Japan (RIJ) held the “Art of Dining” exhibition Tuesday at The Westin Tokyo. Opened by Princess Hitachi, the exhibition showcased imaginative and culturally-diverse table designs by over 20 designers from artistic, diplomatic, culinary and business circles.
The annual event, being held for the 20th time, helps raise money and promote awareness of the plight of refugees and internally displaced people. This year’s group of designers included TV producer Kyoko Spector co-presenting with Mayari Ishibashi, Futaba-ryu ikebana master Horiguchi Shoko, and renowned artist Misaki Ando, along with Colombian Ambassador Patricia Cardenas and representatives from the embassies of Afghanistan and Botswana.
The “Art of Dining” has raised more than 150 million yen since its inception for refugees around the world.© Japan Today