PRESS RELEASE N0: JPNEMPAK 19-03
Japanese Calendars Exhibition 2019 Inaugurated at the Alhamra Art Gallery
Islamabad: 31st January, 2019
The Embassy of Japan in cooperation with the Pakistan-Japan Cultural Association Lahore and Lahore Arts Council has organized an annual Japanese Calendars Exhibition 2019 at the Alhamra Art Gallery, opening on 31st January 2019. Mr. Takahiro Tamura, Head of Public Affairs Section, Embassy of Japan in Pakistan, together with the other distinguished guests inaugurated the exhibition today.
Japanese Calendars Exhibition is an annual feature of the cultural activities organized by the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan and is very popular among the people of Pakistan. This year, around 100 calendars have been put on display in the exhibition with the cooperation of Japan Calendars Association and various Japanese companies.
Mr. Takahiro Tamura while speaking at the inaugural ceremony said that the purpose of holding this Japanese calendars exhibition is to introduce various aspects of Japan to the people of Pakistan. Elaborating further, Mr. Tamura said the calendars put on display here today showcase a vibrant depiction of the Japanese heritage and cultural identity by reflecting images from traditional and contemporary arts, from sports, automobiles, nature, heritage and architecture to Japanese Kimono and Ikebana.
Mr. Tamura thanked the management of Lahore Arts Council and Pakistan-Japan Cultural Association for their cooperation in holding this exhibition.
It is worth mentioning that most of the calendars being displayed are produced by private Japanese companies, and most of them are printed on recycled paper which is a fine example of Japan’s efforts to be eco-friendly.
After the exhibition, all the calendars will be distributed to the lucky visitors through lottery that will be conducted later on by the Lahore Arts Council. The exhibition will remain open for the public viewing till 6th of February. (End)