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A Japanese Cultural Exhibition will be held at the National Art Gallery, Colombo on 1stand 2nd September 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Sri Lanka. The exhibition has been organized by the Embassy of Japan and the Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of Sri Lanka and will feature Ikebana floral arrangements, bonsai plants, origami, as well as demonstrations of the tea ceremony, Ikebana floral art, bonsai planting and origami folding. The exhibition will also feature multimedia presentations and photographic exhibitions on Japan.
The exhibition will be open to the general public on 1st September from 12.00 noon to 6.00 p.m. and on 2nd September from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00.p.m. Admission to the exhibition and demonstrations are free of charge. Demonstrations will be held as follows;
Tea Ceremony - 2nd Sep. 10.30 a.m. -11.30 a.m.
Origami -1st & 2nd Sep. 1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Ikebana - 1st & 2nd Sep. 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Bonsai - 1st & 2nd Sep. 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
The exhibition is designed to display Japan’s culture and lifestyle and thereby to further enhance the friendly relations between the peoples of Japan and Sri Lanka.