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On 28.02.2016 Karuta Party at “Sakurada...

On February 28, 2016 at 15:00 p.m. at “Sakurada” Japanese restaurant for the second time took place the Japanese traditional game Karuta. The owner of “Sakurada” Japanese restaurant Yuji  Sakurada was reading the card and the other participants were looking for the card, where there was written the first letter of the word read. Mr. Sakurada was also showing the letter on the paper, which he was holding in his hand, as some participants didn’t know Japanese. This time the participants already knew the game and were passing from one game to another with great...
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Exhibition of cat-themed ukiyo-e held in Tokyo

Exhibition of cat-themed ukiyo-e held in...

An exhibition of traditional ukiyo-e and other paintings featuring cats has opened in Tokyo on the annual day when Japan celebrates all things feline.February 22nd has been designated as Cat Day by some organizations because the word for “two” in Japanese, “ni,” sounds similar to “nyan,” the Japanese word for “meow.”A gallery in the Ginza district started showing more than 30 cat-related artworks on Monday. One ukiyo-e print depicts a kabuki actor playing a cat monster on stage. Another print shows cats bathing at a...
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Japanese Art in Stamps (video)

Japanese Art in Stamps (video)

On February 17, 2016 at 19:00-20:00 p.m. at  “Hikari” Armenian-Japanese Cultural Center there was shown Irina Tsaturyan’s collection of stamps, which consisted of 1000 samples. The ambassador of Japan in Armenia Mr. Eiji Taguchi also with great interest participated in the exhibition. The oldest stamp shown dated back to 1948. Mrs. Irina Tsaturyan presented the stamps with great pleasure. She has started to collect stamps since 1961 mainly by means of the Internet. Since 2005, she has started to collect Japanese stamps too. Her love towards Japan has started...
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Why don’t they Open in Armenia the Mysterious Pyramid of Getazat, Who has Built it, When was it Built, Why was it Built? Exclusive Interview (video)

Why don’t they Open in Armenia the Myste...

Tourism is the same for the economy of every country as clean mountain air for the body. It is accepted to say that Armenia is an open-air museum, but at the same time, most part of the exhibition halls of that museum remain closed. The guest of the program “In Reality with Gagik Mkrtchyan” is independent researcher, expert in ancient civilizations Vazgen Gevorgyan. the material is taken from http://goo.gl/Ukur2V translated from Armenian into English...
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Armenia’s Foreign Minister received Japan’s Special Envoy for South Caucasus

Armenia’s Foreign Minister received Japa...

09.02.2016 On February 9, Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia received Ambassador Toshihiro Aiki, Special Envoy for South Caucasus of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Welcoming the guest, Minister Nalbandian attached importance to further deepening of friendly relations between Armenia and Japan, and expansion of comprehensive cooperation in different fields. Expressing gratitude for the reception, Special Envoy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan stressed that his country places significance to fostering of cooperation with friendly...
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Armenia-Japan Culture Week 2016

Armenia-Japan Culture Week 2016

ARMENIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL in JAPAN with Legendary Soprano ARAX MANSOURIAN Takahiro AKIBA (Piano, Director) Karen ISRAELYAN (Violin) Megumi NAKANOMORI (Piano) Ririko TAKAGI (Violin) Futo YAMANE (Cello) Very Special Guest Arax MANSOURIAN (Soprano) the material is taken...
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Trndez: Traditions in the Language of Fi...

 Armenak Hovhannisyan| Nazik Armenakyan Millenial experience prompts that confessing love in the language of fire is more effective. Trndez is celebrated on February 14, when the Catholics celebrate St. Valentine’s Day and not on February 13, as many people think. The thing is that according to the ecclesiastical calendar the day changes after the evening liturgy. The official name of Trndez is Tearnyndaraj (coming to meet the Lord) and is connected with an incident from the life of Jesus Christ. According to the Jewish law, on the 40th day of life Mary and Joseph...
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22 Free Things to Do in Yerevan

22 Free Things to Do in Yerevan

Are you planning a visit to the city of Yerevan? Then here’s a list of what you can do in the capital of Armenia – FREE of charge. I’m sure there are more activities that can be added to this list, and I’ll update it from time to time upon finding new information. As for now, here’s the list of 19 free things to in Yerevan. 1. VISIT THE CAFESJIAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS The Cafesjian Center for the Arts is dedicated to bringing the best of contemporary art to Armenia and presenting the best of Armenian culture to the world. You can visit its open air exposition of...
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Setsubun Party at “Sakurada” Japanese Restaurant on February 7, 2016 (video)

Setsubun Party at “Sakurada” Japanese Re...

On February 7, 2016 at 18:00-21:00 p. m. at “Sakurada” Japanese restaurant took place the celebration of Setsubun holiday, which is very popular in Japan. Setsubun (節分 the day of the division of seasons) is a Japanese holiday, which takes place the day before the new season begins, but it is mainly the holiday for the coming of spring. Actually, it is the Japanese New Year according to the lunar calendar. The holiday is connected with the ceremony of driving away evil spirits. For this purpose, they use soybeans, which they spread in the houses, as well as in...
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Tourism Activities, which will take plac...

May 21 – “Tolma Festival”: Armavir Region, Musaler  village. The aim is to promote the Armenian cuisine and dishes. June 4-5 – Eco-tourism festival – Vayots Dzor, Gomk and Martiros communities. The aim of the eco-tourism festival is to contribute to the development of eco-tourism in Gomk and Martiros communities of Vayots Dzor, as well as to raise the level of public awareness on eco-tourism. June 11 – “Bread in the Mountains Festival”: at 17: 00-21: 00 In forepart of  Tumanyan Park  of Yerevan. The aim is to get acquainted with the history of...