The Corfu Museum of Asian Art and the Embassy of Japan in Greece were pleased to organize a three-day celebration dedicated to Japanese culture entitled “Japanese Weekend in Corfu”
The program of events included traditional aspects of the Japanese culture like the Origami art, as well as aspects of the Japanese popular culture like the Japanese animation (anime).
The Origami event included demonstration and workshop conducted by Mrs FUJII Sonoko, a Japanese Origami master and member of the Japan Origami Association. The Japanese animation event included the screening of two animated movies in Japanese language with English subtitles for the friends of the Japanese anime.
The events had great success with more than 150 participants and took place during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of October 2015 in the Corfu Museum of Asian Art. All the events had free entrance and gave the chance to the participants of all ages to become familiar with the Japanese culture.
The events were contributed by Mrs SHIMIZU Mao, Cultural Attaché and Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Greece and also by Mrs Despina Zernioti, Director of the Museum and Mr Konstantinos Christopoulos, Archaeologist from the Corfu Museum of Asian Art.
Program of the events:
- Friday 2 October: 19:00- 20:00 Screening of the Japanese animation movie, “The Garden of Words”, duration 46΄
- Saturday 3 October: 12:00-13:30 Origami demonstration and workshop by Mrs FUJII Sonoko 18:00-20:00 Screening of the Japanese animation movie, “Brave Story”, duration 111΄
- Sunday 4 October: 12:00-13:30 Origami demonstration and workshop by Mrs FUJII Sonoko