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Opening the travelling exhibition “The Dolls of Japan” (Video)

Opening the travelling exhibition “The D...

On 2018 September 20 by, the sponsored of Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Armenia, Ministry of Culture of RA and Hovhannes Tumanyan Museum, at 14:00 the opening ceremony of the “Japanese Dolls” traveling exhibition took place at Hovhannes Tumanyan Museum . Author: H....
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Armenian – Japanese Music Evening (Video)

Armenian – Japanese Music Evening ...

On the 13th of September, 2018, at 19:00 under the auspices of the Komitas Museum Institute and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia took place, a one-and-a-half hour long, Armenian-Japanese music evening. Programme Hajime Okumura – “Onda no Funata” Akira Ifukube – “Tanabata”         3.Akio Yashiro “Piano Sonata” Laureate of Republican and international competitions and Armenia’s Prezidential award recepiant pianist Anahit Dilbaryan had performed. Ghazaros Saryan- “Aria and Toccata” Had performed by the laureate of...
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Commemoration Ceremony Dedicated to the Memory of Victims of the Atomic Bombing   of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Cities

Commemoration Ceremony Dedicated to the ...

On August 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., near the plaque of Peace Covenant placed in Children’s Park of Yerevan, took place a commemoration ceremony dedicated to the victims of nuclear bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki cities. Such a ceremony near the plaque of Peace Covenant has been held every 5 years by the Armenian-Japanese Hikari Scientific-Cultural Center NGO. And the initial program was launched in 2005 on August 6, there launched the center’s first big action titled “Peace Lanterns”, which during years developed into a big peace and cultural program. The opening of...
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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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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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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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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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Demonstration of the Japanese Tea Ceremony (Video)

Demonstration of the Japanese Tea Ceremo...

On March 15, 2018 from 11:00 to 14:00 o’clock at State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia took place the demonstration of the Japanese tea ceremony, which was organized by the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Armenia and “Hikari” Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center NGO. The sponsor of the ceremony was the Armenian branch of Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT). Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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The Celebration of Setsubun Holiday in IROHA Center (Video)

The Celebration of Setsubun Holiday in I...

At the beginning of the event, the teachers of the centerZarine and Shushanik told about the holiday, after which all the members of the center on that day sang the song dedicated to that day.  Then they split into two rooms, because the group was big and they wouldn’t fit in one room. And with the explanations of the two sensei of the center Minamie Syuitsi and Ruzan Khojikyan each of them made ehomaki for themselves. After that, the students of the two rooms went to the living room together with the ehomaki, which they have made themselves. And according to...
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Mojitsuki – Party of Making Japanese Moji (Rice Dessert) in IROHA center (video)

Mojitsuki – Party of Making Japanese Moj...

On January 28, 2018 from 13:00 to 15:00 in IROHA center took place the party of making Japanese Mojitsuki, which has already become a tradition. In the beginning of the party, the president of IROHA center Ruzan Khojikyan explained what is Mojitsuki. Then the students of the center, who are more that 60 at the moment, half of which have found time today to participate in the party, started to contribute to the process of making moji. After that Ruzan sensei mixed moji in starch and made small balls, corresponding to the number of participants and put them into...
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The Third Anniversary of “IROHA” Center ...

On December 23, 2017 from 13:00 to 15:00 in LOFT cafe took place the celebration of the third anniversary of the establishment of “IROHA” Armenian-Japanese Educational and Cultural Exchange Center NGO and New Year Party 2018. In the beginning, the guests were greeted by the representative of the Embassy of Japan in RA Mr. Sasame. Then the head of the center Rouzanna Khojikyan and the Deputy Head of the center Minamie Shuichi presented the activities of the center. After that, the students of “IROHA” center presented different songs and performances. And at...
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Presentation of the book “71 Haikus” (Video)

Presentation of the book “71 Haikus” (Vi...

On December 6, 2017, from 16:00 to 19:00 o’clock at Komitas Museum-Institute there took place the solemn presentation of the book “71 Haikus” dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and Japan. At the opening of the presentation, there delivered a speech the president of “Hikari” Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center Karine Piliposyan. After that, she read the names of the authors of the haikus included in the book. Those, who were in the hall came up on the stage and...
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The 84th Anniversary of the Emperor of J...

On December 4, 2017 from 18:30-20:30 p.m. at “Armenia Marriot Hotel” there was celebrated the 84th anniversary of the Emperor of Japan Akihito. Author` H....
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Japanese Culture Day in Armenia (Video)

Japanese Culture Day in Armenia (Video)

On November 3, 2017 at 14:00 to 15:00 o’clock, “JAR” Japanese-Armenian Relations Development NGO organized an event “Japanese Culture Day” in Naregatsi Art Institute. At the beginning of the event there was presented the event itself. After that, there were presented individuals and organizations, which present the Japanese culture in Armenia. At first there was presented the book of Armenologist, historian, Diaspora scholar, translator Artsvi Bakhchinyan - “Armenian-Japanese Historical and Cultural Relations”. The book was presented by the Assistant at...
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Japanese Music Concert on November 9-10

Japanese Music Concert on November 9-10

A Japanese music performance on shamisen and other Japanese traditional musical instruments will be held on the 9th (Thu) and 10th (Fri) of November. This performance is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Armenia.      Date and Time: 9th (Thu) of November at 19:00 -, 10th (Fri) of November at 19:00 -      Venue: Yerevan State Puppet Theatre named after Hovhannes Toumanyan      Address: 4 building, Sayat-Nova str., Yerevan The entry is free. Tickets are available at the ticket box of the Puppet...
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The Opening of the 12th Japanese Film Fe...

On October 19, 2017, at 18:30-18:50 o’clock in “Moscow” cinema, there took place the festival opening of the12th Japanese Film Festival dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian-Japanese diplomatic relations. At the opening ceremony the guests were greeted by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in the Republic of Armenia Eiji Taguchi and the president of the Armenian-Japanese “Hikari” Scientific, Educational and Cultural center NGO Karine Piliposyan. The choir “Arar” directed by Gor Melqumyan sang Japanese...
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“Swans” Jewelry Collection: the Balance between the Japanese Minimalism and the Armenian Maximalism

“Swans” Jewelry Collection: the Balance ...

From October 5 to 8, 2017 in “Meridian Expo” center there took place the exhibition of the new collection of “v.ann” /Vienn/ company. This collection is also dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian-Japanese diplomatic relations and it was held in the frameworks of “JUNWEX 2017” International Jewelry Exhibition, part of which was “v.ann” /Vienn/ company. Vardanyan Anna- the founder of the company tells about the new collection, the Japanese pearls, the Armenian amulets and what relation do the brooches have with the old...
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On October 9, 2017 the Japanese Sports and Health Day in Armenia (video)

On October 9, 2017 the Japanese Sports a...

On October 9, 2017 from 19:00 to 21:00 o’clock in the hall of “Kendo Armenian Federation” “JAR” Japanese-Armenian Relations Development NGO organized an event, which presented the Japanese holiday “Sports and Health Day”. At the beginning of the event the president of “JAR” NGO Hasmik Muradyan Japanese and Armenian gave information about that day. After that with the skillful guidance of the president of “Kendo Armenian Federation” Arthur Poghosyan at first there was an open lesson of aikido and then an open lesson of kendo. Author: H....