Japanese Calendar Exhibition opens at RAC

Japanese Calendar Exhibition opens at RACJapanese calendars exhibition is anxiously waited by art lovers that showcases the culture of Japan in a very distinct manner. An exhibition of Japanese calendars, organised by the Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan, opened here on Wednesday at the RAC art gallery.

Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Oe and Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Imdad Ullah Bosal, accompanied by RAC Resident Director Waqar Ahmed inaugurated the exhibition.

Ninety-five colourful calendars were showcased at the exhibition, depicting Japan’s traditional and contemporary arts, sports, interiors, floral art, automobiles, nature, cultural heritage and architecture. The exhibition also featured a few calendars for the interest of the children. The visitors took great interest in viewing the calendars one by one. Since each calendar is a piece of art, The Japan Calendar Association tried their best to attract viewers through different subjects and mediums.

While speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Hiroshi Oe said that a variety of Japanese calendars have been put on display in this exhibition which represent the beauty as well as the true life image of Japan. Ambassador Oe stressed that we must continue to work hard to promote cooperation and strengthen cultural ties between Japan and Pakistan in the future.

Speaking on the occasion, Commission Rawalpindi Division Imdad Ullah Bosal said that diplomatic ties between Pakistan and Japan are unique and would be strengthen in future. The exhibition has been organised to highlight Japanese culture and development in the area and such events strengthen people-to-people contacts and best means to bring people of different regions closer. He praised the administration of the Rawalpindi Arts Council for arranging the exhibition.

RAC Resident Director Waqar Ahmed said that besides promoting regional culture and art, the Rawalpindi Arts Council equally focuses on the introduction of foreign culture and the exhibition of Japanese calendars is an effort to this effect. Waqar Ahmed thanked the Japanese Embassy for organising the exhibition and said that he was thankful to His Excellencies and the general public for showing up in large numbers.After the exhibition, all the calendars will be distributed to the lucky visitors through lottery by the Rawalpindi Arts Council.
(TheNews)

Hiroshi Oe, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan has stressed that we must continue to work hard to promote cooperation and strengthen cultural ties between Japan and Pakistan in the future.

He expressed these views while addressing the inaugural exhibition of Japanese Calendars at the Rawalpindi Arts Council on Wednesday. The exhibition in cooperation with the Rawalpindi Arts Council will remain open for the public from 21st February to 27th February, 2013 from 09:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The annual Japanese Calendars Exhibition is very popular among the people of Pakistan.

This year, around 100 calendars have been displayed in the exhibition with the cooperation of Japan Calendars Association, Tokyo. These calendars show Japan’s traditional and contemporary arts, sports, automobiles, nature, cultural heritage and architecture. Since every calendar is a piece of art, the Japan Calendar Association has tried their best to attract viewers through different subjects and mediums. The exhibition not only gives a picture of the socio- cultural development of Japan spread over centuries, but also exhibits the aesthetic features of Japanese printing technology. While speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Hiroshi Oe, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan said that a variety of Japanese calendars have been put on display in this exhibition which represent the beauty as well as the true life image of Japan.

The visitors will be able to see things Japanese in a way they would see them in Japan. Most of the calendars being displayed are made 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, added the Ambassador.

Ambassador further said that Japanese companies work hard to be globally competitive through innovation, improvement, and by being environmentally conscious. They use innovation in their technology to preserve the environment. By doing so, they can enhance corporate image and, at the same time, satisfy their passion for improving the environment.

Ambassador Oe stressed that we must continue to work hard to promote cooperation and strengthen cultural ties between Japan and Pakistan in the future.

After the exhibition, all the calendars will be distributed to the lucky visitors through lottery by the Rawalpindi Arts Council.
(TheNation)

The Japanese Embassy in cooperation with the Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) organised a week-long Japanese calendars’ exhibition at the RAC on Wednesday.

Around 100 calendars were exhibited in the show, organised with the cooperation of the Japan Calendars Association. The calendars presented Japan’s traditional and contemporary arts, sports, automobiles, nature, cultural heritage and architecture.

Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Oe was the chief guest at the inauguration of the exhibition.

He said, “A variety of Japanese calendars have been put on display in the exhibition, which represents the beauty of Japan.”

“The visitors will be able to see things in a way they would only see them in Japan,” he also said.

“Most of the calendars that are being displayed have been made 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,” the Japanese ambassador added.

Hiroshi Oe claimed that Japanese companies worked hard to be globally competitive through innovation, improvement, and by being environmentally conscious.

Ambassador Hiroshi also said, “Japanese companies use innovation in their technology to preserve the environment. By doing so, they can enhance their corporate image and at the same time, satisfy their passion for improving the environment.”

The Japanese ambassador stressed that Pakistan and Japan must continue to work together, to promote cooperation and further strengthen cultural ties between both the countries.

The exhibition not only gives a picture of the socio-cultural development of Japan but also exhibits the aesthetic features of Japanese printing technology.

The exhibition would continue until February 27. After the exhibition, all the calendars will be distributed among lucky visitors through a lottery organised by the RAC.
(DailyTimes)

The Japanese embassy in collaboration with Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) on Wednesday organised a week-long calendar exhibition to promote its culture.

Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi OE and Commissioner of Rawalpindi Division Imdadullah Bosal inaugurated the exhibition. A large number of the people belonging to all walks of life, besides diplomats, were present on the occasion.

The basic purpose of the exhibition was to create awareness among Pakistan society about Japanese culture through different categories of calendars as they are always helpful in illustrating the beauty, culture, traditions and lifestyle of Japan.

Ninety-five calendars, depicting Japans traditional and contemporary arts, sports, automobiles, nature, cultural heritage and architecture, showcased at the exhibition. A few calendars were meant for the children. The visitors took keen interest in the exhibition.

The Japanese ambassador Hiroshi OE said that the calendars were good messengers to introduce the huge variety of aspects of Japanese culture into different societies.

“A variety of Japanese calendars have been put on display in this exhibition which represent the beauty as well as the true image of Japan,” he said.

The ambassador stressed the need of promoting cooperation and strengthening cultural ties between Japan and Pakistan in the future.

Speaking on the occasion, Commissioner Imdadullah Bosal said that diplomatic ties between Pakistan and Japan were unique and would be strengthened in future.

“The exhibition has been organised to highlight Japanese culture and development in the area and such events strengthen people-to-people contacts and best means to bring people of different regions closer,” he said.

RAC Resident Director Waqar Ahmed, speaking on the occasion, said besides promoting regional culture and art, the RAC equally focused on the introduction of foreign culture and the exhibition of Japanese calendars was an effort in this direction.

He thanked the Japanese embassy for organising the exhibition.

After the exhibition, all the calendars will be distributed to the lucky visitors through lottery by the Rawalpindi Arts Council.

The exhibition will continue till February 27.
(Dawn)

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