Persian fine arts connoisseur Rahim Anavian’s exceptional pre-1979 collection, spanning over 7,000 years, can be found in museums and galleries in Japan, largely thanks to his daughter, Pouri , who has carried on his efforts to preserve these works of art, and thereby make Persian history and culture, more widely known and appreciated. She has exhibited them and placed them in museums.
One cultural artifact dating back over 4,000 years is the santour, a percussion instrument said to be a forerunner of the piano. Since the age of five Pouri has delighted in performing on the santour. She taught this iconic instrument at the Osaka College of Music for thirty years and now gives concerts, both solo and ensemble, including lecture concerts and dinner shows with her daughter, Dalia.
On this website you will read, see and hear how the three generations of Anavian have helped broaden Japanese interest in the Silk Road to embrace the fine arts, music, and cuisine.