Track Record (2019-2023)

The Japan Authentic Heritage Initiative was launched in June 2021, by Media Art League, a creative forum of artists/professionals, editors/translators, academics/experts among others.
Photo artist, film director & writer, Miro Ito, heads this forum and leads dedicated teams on a project-by-project basis.

♢Screenings 2022

March -

♢Screenings 2021

January and March
As integral component of the Four Guardian Kings Symposium at Nara Otateyama Festival
Short film (20 mins): The Four Heavenly Kings - Magnificent Figures Epitomising Valour at the Tōdai-ji, Tōshōdai-ji, Daian-ji and Kōfuku-ji Temples in Nara (Japanese National Treasures from the Tenpyō to the Kamakura Era)
A Miro Ito film (Produced & conceived by Media Art League)

February - present
As integral component of event held by Nara Prefecture/Cultural Agency of Japan: Nara -Cultural Corridor to 1400 Years of Spiritual Tradition
Film (33 mins): Nara, Japan’s first imperial capital and the eastern terminus of the Silk Road
A Miro Ito film (Produced & conceived by Media Art League)
Presented by Ikasu-Nara Regional Council
Online presentation on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjSWEDzltIU

October
As integral lecture (held by Cultural Agency of Japan/Nara Prefecture) of the Nara Chrysanthemum Doll Exhibition
Film
(33 mins): Nara, Japan’s first imperial capital and the eastern terminus of the Silk Road
Film short (7 mins):  The Great Budda Lives!

♢Lectures 2021

January-February, March
Kasuga-Taisha Shrine - Shōsōin of Heian period with the treasures of the Silk Road by Miro Ito (60 mins)

March
As part of the Four Heavenly Kings Symposium:
Nara’s National Treasures: Four Heavenly Kings from Tenpyō to Kamakura by Miro Ito (30 mins)

October
As integral lecture (held by Cultural Agency of Japan/Nara Prefecture) of the Nara Chrysanthemum Doll Exhibition:
Two Sages of Japan: Prince Shōtoku and Emperor Shōmu by Miro Ito (80 mins)

♢Lectures & Symposia 2019

January
Road of Light and Hope: The Eurasian Trail of Wisdom (Σοφια) — A Voyage of Hellenism to Japan by Miro Ito (60 mins)
As part of a photo exhibition Road of Light and Hope at Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

April
DNA of Japanese Traditional Architecture by Miro Ito (30 mins)
As part of a photo exhibition, Edo/Tokyo – Seen through its edifices, Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago

October
Nara Silk Road Symposium 2019
(co-organised by Nara Prefecture; Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs; Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism of Japan)
Participated as producer/panelist, inviting keynote speakers from Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

♢Exhibitions 2019

January
Road of Light and Hope: The Eurasian Trail of Wisdom (Σοφια) — A Voyage of Hellenism to Japan
Kick-off event of 120th Anniversary of Greece-Japan diplomatic ties
Byzantine Christian Museum, Athens

April and June
Edo/Tokyo – Seen through its edifices (JCII Collection)
Consulate-General of Japan (Chicago); Japan Fest, Chicago Cultural Center

September
Road of Light and Hope: The Eurasian Trail of Wisdom (Σοφια) — connecting West and East, North and South
Kick-off event commemorating 50-years of Japanese Embassy in Tunisia
Bardo National Museum, Tunis

October
Road of Light and Hope: The Eurasian Trail of Wisdom (Σοφια) — connecting West and East, North and South
as integral part of Nara Silk Road Symposium 2019
Nara Palace Site Historical Park, Nara

November
Road of Light and Hope: The Eurasian Trail of Wisdom (Σοφια) — connecting West and East, North and South
as integral event commemorating 120 years of Japanese immigration to Peru
Asociación Peruano Japonesa (Japanese-Peruvian Association), Lima

Road of Light and Hope: A Voyage of Hellenism to Japan
16th January - 20th February 2019, Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens
In commemoration of the 120th anniversary of Japan-Greece diplomatic relations, Athens
Co-organized by: Embassy of Japan (Greece), Japan Camera Industry Institute, Media Art League

See Media Art League website for details: mediaartleague.org