Memorial Meeting at Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University

Memorial Meeting at Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University



On April 20 at Russian-Armenian University took place the memorial meeting of the Japanese poet Isikawa Takuboku. The extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Japan in RA Mr. Eiji Taguchi and his wife were the honorable guests of the event.

Isikawa Takuboku was born in 1865 in Tamayama village. The poet lived only 26 and half years, however he managed to have an important track in the history of the Japanese poetry”, mentioned the organizer of the event, lecturer at Russian-Armenian University Karine Karamyan.

During the memorial meeting, the students of the Institute of Humanities read in Japanese famous poems of the poet and presented the translation of the given poems in Armenian (translator – II year student of “Foreign Regional Studies” David Gritsenko). The participants also performed Japanese and Armenian folk and modern songs. At the end of the event, the students performed national Japanese dance with which they totally won the hearts of all the attendees.

“Thank you for the invitation: I enjoyed it very much. Everything the dance, the songs and the poems were presented very colorfully and interesting, I was very surprised”, – emphasized the ambassador of Japan in RA Mr. Eiji Taguchi. “I was especially impressed by the direct translation of the poems from Japanese into Armenian.  I have heard that Charents loved Japanese poems and translated them into Russian. Young men, please, translate the works of the Japanese writers and poets”.

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thanks to Karine Karamyan for this material! 

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan