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JAPAN – Leonardo’s genius displayed in Tokyo

The opening of the exhibition “Leonardo, portrait of a genius”, an exhibit of works from the Ambrosiana Library of Milan shown for the first time in Japan, was a great success.

109 paintings, drawings, manuscripts and books

The exhibition, mounted by at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, includes 109 paintings, drawings, manuscripts and books from the famed Milanese institution. Speaking at the opening ceremony Ambassador Domenico Giorgi voiced his “pride and satisfaction for the successful realisation of such a complex exhibition, which is the result of lengthy and demanding preparations involving both the Italian and Vatican authorities”. “The incisive efforts” of both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture”, the ambassador pointed out, are “indeed confirmation of the active partnership between Italy and Japan, which is aptly exemplified in this kind of institutional support for major cultural events”.