The Japanese Cultural Saga

An 18-member artistes delegation from Japan has arrived in Islamabad to present performances depicting Japanese culture. The delegation is on a weeklong tour of Pakistan in connection with Japan Week beginning from today (Monday).

Japanese.bmpThe Japanese Embassy will celebrate ‘Japan Week’ from February 26 to March 4, and various Japanese cultural events will be organised in Islamabad and Peshawar.

The Japanese Embassy has been celebrating the week in Pakistan for the last three consecutive years. This year, the Japanese cultural performances will be held in Peshawar for the first time.

Major events during ‘Japan Week’ include a Japanese tea ceremony, Ikebana demonstration, Koto and Shamisen instrumental concert, live demonstration of Japanese traditional calligraphy, Japanese Art Exhibition titled ‘Asian Art Now 2007’, and a children’s art competition. The delegation will leave for Peshawar on March 1, to perform at the Peshawar University SSAQ Museum

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