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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....
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The 7th Oral Speech Contest of Japanese in Armenia on October 7, 2017 (Video)

The 7th Oral Speech Contest of Japanese ...

On October 7, 2017, from 11:00 to 15:00 o’clock at Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University there took place “The 7th Oral Speech Contest of Japanese in Armenia”. Non-students 1. Adelina Mikayelyan, “IROHA” center, “An ideal school” 2. Shushan Tonoyan, “IROHA” center, “Japan with my eyes” 3. Marina Ghazanchyan, “IROHA” center, “My favourite Retro” Thanks to David Gritsenko for the provision of the video! Students 1. Diana Shahverdyan、”IROHA” center、1st year student from American University of Armenia, “The voice of the heart” 2-1....
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October 19 – October 23 The 12th J...

September 28, 2017  The Embassy of Japan in Armenia, in cooperation with the Japan Foundation, “HIKARI” Armenian-Japanese Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center and the Municipality of Ejmiatsin, will organize the 12th Japanese Film Festival from October 19 to October 23. This year, Japanese films will be screened in the cities of Yerevan, Gyumri and Ejmiatsin, and all the films will be shown in Japanese with English or Russian subtitles. The entry is free to all the screenings. We invite you all to join us and enjoy the beauty of Japanese...
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The Opening of the Exhibition “Beautiful...

On September 7, 2017 at Yerevan Center of Popular Creationat 16:00 o’clock took place the opening ceremony of the exhibition “Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku”, which was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Armenian-Japanese diplomatic relations. From September 8 to October 8 in the Center of Popular Creation there will be open the exhibition “Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku”, which presents the Japanese decorative and applied art. The dates of the visit are from Tuesday to Saturday (from 11:00 to 17:00 o’clock) and on Sunday (from 11:00...
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On August, 2017 “The Contrasts of Japan” Photo Story by Hayato Matsumoto (Video)

On August, 2017 “The Contrasts of Japan”...

On August 27, 2017 at 19:00 o’clock in the frameworks of “Fresco” festival,  at “Small Theater” National Center of Aesthetics there took place the photo story “The Contrasts of Japan” by Hayato Matsumoto, who is Japanese by his nationality but has lived for many years in the Soviet Union and naturally speaks perfect Russian. Author: H.Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...
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The beautiful handicrafts of Tohoku

The beautiful handicrafts of Tohoku

This exhibition is devoted to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Japan. The Tohoku region is known for its original cultural heritage. This Japanese exhibition, representing decorative-applied art, is devoted to the 25th anniversary of establishment of Japanese-Armenian diplomatic relations. The Armenian art lovers have an oppotunity to get acquainted with the works of various genres-ceramics, lacquerware, textiles, metal works, wood and bamboo crafts-allowing visitors to enjoy the diverse and exquisite world of Tohoku...
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Japanese photographer Hayato Matsumoto in Armenia

Japanese photographer Hayato Matsumoto i...

For all the fans of photography!!!! We invite you all to join the meetings and master classes with Japanese photographer Hayato Matsumoto. Our Guest from the Land of the Rising Sun will represent Japanese fests, nature, school, streets of Japan Follow the program: August 27, at 19:00 “Japan’s Contrasts” photo story Address: Yerevan, Small Theater / Abovyan St., 11 August28-30 Master classes during movie camping Address: in the territory of Haghpat and Sanahin monasteries FREE ENTRANCE the material is taken from goo.gl/8gKePZ Thanks to Anna...
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On August 6, 2017 Commemoration Ceremony Dedicated to the Victims of Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Towns (Video)

On August 6, 2017 Commemoration Ceremony...

On August 6, 2017, at 11:00 o’clock near the monument of Peace Covenant, which is located in Yerevan Children’s park there took place the commemoration ceremony dedicated to the victims of atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki towns. The ceremony was organized by “Hikari” center. Author: H. Muradyan translated from Armenian into English...