Japanese Week hosted by Bucharest Village Museum
The event is part of the cultural programme called Japan Danube Friendship Year 2009.
The Village Museum inn will host a week-long traditional cooking exhibition called Ajimi Matsuri – the Festival of Tastes, where the visitors will taste various foods offered by Sushi Mania.
The nearby open-air stage will host traditional music and dance shows, martial arts shows and yukata parade performed by volunteers of Japan Culture Advance Team, H imawari Association from Iasi (eastern Romania), Lente Association, Romanian Kempo Federation, Romanian Kendo Club and Romania Aikido Centre.
Inter-active workshops of ikebana – the art of floral arrangements -, of origami – the art of paper folding – and shodo – the art of Japanese calligraphy will be held, to be coordinated by Japanese experts.
A Japanese book exhibition will also be staged, with the visitors having the possibility to buy books.
The National Village Museum will host another two exhibitions – on Nagasaki Festival and on the diplomatic ties between Romania and Japan.
The Romanian Go Federation and the Saijo Association will organise Go courses – a sport of the mind and a national game in Japan – , while Japan Culture Shop Association will give beginners’ courses on the Japanese culture, civilisation and language.