Exhibit of Danish queen’s artworks, film costumes opens

Kyodo

An exhibition of artworks crafted by Danish Queen Margrethe II as well as costumes designed by her, which were featured in a 2009 film based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, opened Wednesday in Tokyo’s Daikanyama district.

The three-dimensional Danish feature film “The Wild Swans” will also be screened during the event through Nov. 13 sponsored by the Danish Embassy in Japan, the embassy said.

The exhibition will show the 71-year-old queen’s 49 decoupage works, or collages of paper cutouts coated with layers of finish, and 11 costumes that appeared in the movie, in which she also starred in the role of a vagrant.

The queen plans to sell one of her decoupage works to raise funds to be donated to the city of Higashimatsushima in Miyagi Prefecture, which was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the embassy said.