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The Presentation of Ancient Japanese Art Mizuhiki in IROHA Center (Video)

The Presentation of Ancient Japanese Art...

On July 3, 2018 from 16:30 to 18:00 Isi Mie sensei and Yokoyama Midori sensei presented to the students of IROHA Center a practical lesson of the Japanese traditional art mizuhiki. The art of mizuhiki was brought to Japan from China during Edo era. It is the art of decorating the envelopes of the official invitations. Nowadays it is mainly used for decorating the envelopes especially when giving money as a present on wedding ceremonies. During joyful ceremonies they decorate the envelopes in red, yellow, white or other bright colors and during sad ceremonies they...
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Armenian Weekend (Video)

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The Visit of the Newly Appointed Ambassador of Japan in Armenia to IROHA Center (Video)

The Visit of the Newly Appointed Ambassa...

On June 26, 2018 from 16:00 to 17:00 p.m., the newly appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan to Armenia Yamada visited IROHA center. During the visit, the president of the center Ruzan Khojikyan first of all showed the ambassador the small territory of the center. Then the students of the center presented the works done up to now, the beautiful pictures stuck on the posters made beforehand and told about them in Japanese. Then the attendees asked the newly appointed ambassador questions that they worried about. At the end of the meeting two...
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Nikol Pashinyan and the Ambassador of J...

19 June, 2018 YEREVAN, 19 June, ARMENPRESS: The Prime-Minister Nikol Pashinyan has received the newly-appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan to Armenia Jun Yamada. As “ARMENPRESS” was informed by the Department of Information and Public Relations of the Staff of the Prime Minister, the Prime-Minister has highlighted the activation of the Armenian-Japanese relations and its further development. He has also added that the current cooperation has a great potential to be raised to a new level. Nikol Pashinyan has thanked the Government of Japan for...
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The Armenian Teacher of Dances Living in Japan: “The Armenian Ballet Education needs Alteration”

The Armenian Teacher of Dances Living in...

AZG Daily- CULTURE #23, 15-06-2018 Artsvi BAKHCHINYAN In Fukuoka town of ballet-loving Japan, there functions an Armenian ballet school and a dancing ensemble. “Gharibyan Ballet Academy” and “Gharibyan Krunk (Crane)” ensemble were founded by the young dancer and teacher of dances Azat Gharibyan. He also manages the organization “Cherry aplomb”, which allows getting ballet education abroad.… The grandson of the merited representatives of the Armenian art of dancing Azat Gharibyan and Tereza Grigoryan – Azat Gharibyan Junior (born in 1981 in Yerevan), has...
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Presentation of the Japanese Educational...

On May 29, 2018 in IROHA center there was a presentation about the Japanese educational programs. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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Japanese Ambassador hands over copy of c...

YEREVAN. – Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan received the newly appointed Ambassador of Japan, Jun Yamada. During the meeting, the Japanese Ambassador handed the copy of credentials to Armenian Foreign Minister. Congratulating the Ambassador on his appointment, Mnatsakanyan expressed hope Mr. Yamada will contribute to the further development of the Armenian-Japanese relations. The Ambassador, in turn, congratulated Zohrab Mnatsakanyan on his appointment and assured that he would do his best to raise the Armenian-Japanese relations to a qualitatively new...
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The 100th Anniversary of Bash-Aparan Heroic Battle (Video)

The 100th Anniversary of Bash-Aparan Her...

The chief event dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Bash-Aparan heroic battle took place in Aparan on May 27. The participation in that event was perfectly organized from Yerevan also by Your Way Tour Armenia touristic organization. Bash-Aparan heroic battle was a battle against the Turkish army, which had invaded Eastern Armenia and the Armenian volunteering detachments from May 23 to 29, 1918. At the beginning of the event, the Armenian officials congratulated on the occasion of the holiday. Then there followed the congratulation of the ambassador of India. Then...
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Little Japan in Armenia

Little Japan in Armenia: it has been already two and a half years that there functions a Japanese club in Yerevan. The president of that cultural center is Michael Baghdasaryan.  The prerequisite of the establishment of that center was Armenian University founded in Tokyo in 1986, which was later, renamed Japan-Armenia Friendship Association – JAFA. The members of the association not only learn Armenian, but they also study the history and culture of our country. The head of the association is Hideharu Nakajima, who has deeply studied the history of Armenia and a...
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The Armenian Mountains and Their High Peaks

The Armenian Mountains and Their High Pe...

In terms of the relief, the territory of RA is divided into 4 regions: The Region of Northern Fragment Mountains and Intermountain Concavities The region occupies the Northern and Northeast part of Armenia. The mountains, which are included in this zone are divided into external row – the Virahayots, the Gugarats, the Miapor and internal row – the Bazum, the Shirak, the Bovakar, the Ijevan, the Papakar, the Pambak, the Tsaghunyats, the Teghenyats, the Areguni, the Sevan and several other mountain chains. In the region of Intermountain Concavities, they distinguish the...
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Farewell Party Dedicated to the Ambassador Eiji Taguchi at “Hikari” Center (Video)

Farewell Party Dedicated to the Ambassad...

On May 14, 2018 from 17:00 to 19:00 at Hikari center took place a farewell party dedicated to the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in the Republic of Armenia Eiji Taguchi. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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Kimono – Lecture and Master Class (Video)

Kimono – Lecture and Master Class (Video...

On May 11, 2018, from 16:00 to 19:00 o’clock at the Center of the Japanese Language and Culture of the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University there took place a master class of kimono, which was conducted by a graduate student Alexandra Kisina. The program included a lecture on the history of kimono, as well as practical trainings (master class), during which those who wanted put on kimonos and tied the traditional belt obi with the help of the assistants chosen beforehand and of course Alexandra Kisina. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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About the HELP project

The purpose of the HELP  reviews service is to support the residents and visitors of Armenia in choosing services and products. After registering on the website visitors of Helpme.am website may leave and share feedback and views on services and products received and rate them. Currently HELP  is one of the largest databases of restaurants, hotels, attractions and travel companies in Armenia. Based on user ratings an aggregate average rating is shown on hotels, food outlets, tour operators and individual products. Thus, the HELP  project connects companies with...
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Hello, It’s Me / Armenuhi Sisyan(Video)...

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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The Ceremony of Easter in Armenia (Video)

The Ceremony of Easter in Armenia (Video...

On April 1, 2018, from 13:00 to 13:30 o’clock, in the yard of Mestamor museum there took place the ceremony of Easter and the birth of Mother Anahit, which were conducted by the priest Varuzh Vrezh Aghayan and the priest Gagik. “Easter” is a holiday dedicated toMother Anahit. It carries in itself the idea of the fertility of the nature and the symbols of the holiday are the colorful eggs of the “firebird”’. The holiday is accompanied by the traditional fight of eggs. “Easter” renews the sense of love and fertility in us. Author: H. Muradyan translated...
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About Cascade (video)

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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Japanese Hanami Festival Celebrated in Parliament Park

Japanese Hanami Festival Celebrated in P...

On March 29, in the RA National Assembly Park Hanami festival was celebrated, and an opening ceremony of the signboard on Japanese sakuras was held. The latter announces that the trees were planted in the Parliament Park for the token of the Armenian and Japanese peoples’ friendship. The RA NA Deputy Speaker Eduard Sharmazanov, the members of the RA NA Armenia-Japan Friendship Group, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Armenia Eiji Taguchi took part in the event. The launch of the book The Armenian-Japanese Historical and Cultural...
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“IROHA” Center Once Again Celebrated Hanami

“IROHA” Center Once Again Celebrated Han...

On March 18, 2018 “IROHA” center once again celebrated Hanami. First of all let’s understand what is Hanami (in Japanese 花見). Hanami is a part of the Japanese culture. When sakura blossoms (the flower of cherry tree), the Japanese have an outdoor party under the sakura and admire the pink blossoms of sakura. As unfortunately sakura does not grow in Armenia, this year “IROHA” center celebrated Hanami in a park full of apricot trees, which didn’t yield sakura in its beauty. Fortunately, the weather was sunny and it didn’t change our plans. As soon as we...
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Architecture of Armenia

Architecture of Armenia

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The Opening of the Center of the Japanese Language and Culture at Slavonic University (Video)  (Video)

The Opening of the Center of the Japanes...

On March 20, 2018, from 15:00 to 16:00 at Armenian-Russian Slavonic University took place the opening ceremony of the Center of the Japanese Language and Culture, was long awaited. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...