Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan, will grace the Opening Event as well as the Opening Ceremony followed by the Reception hosted by the Ambassador of Japan to the Kingdom of Bhutan, Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu and Mrs. Patricia Hiramatsu, on June 2nd, during her visit to Bhutan.
In the Opening Event on June 2nd at Clock Tower in Thimphu, a Judo and Karate demonstration, along with a Japanese song performance, will be presented by young Bhutanese students. Magisawa Kagura Group, a Japanese traditional performing art group from Ichinoseki City, Iwate Prefecture of Japan, is also invited to showcase the ‘Magisawa Kagura’, a Japanese folk performing art that originated in 1912.
In the ‘Screening of Japanese Short Films’ on June 4th at City Cinema in Thimphu, 4 Japanese short films, which were earlier screened in New Delhi and Mumbai in March 2017, will be showcased. Please refer to the following link to see the reviews of the Japanese short film screening in New Delhi and Mumbai in March 2017: http://www.mofa.go.jp/files/000250659.pdf
The detailed schedule of Japan Week in Bhutan is as follows:
Pamphlet of JAPAN WEEK 2017 in Bhutan
|15:30||Opening Event of JAPAN WEEK at Clock Tower, Thimphu
*Part 1: Sports Exchange by Bhutan Judo Association & Bhutan Karate Association
*Part 2: Japanese Songs Presentation by Pelkhil School
*Part 3: Performing Arts of Japan – ‘Magisawa Kagura’ by Magisawa Kagura Group
|19:00||Opening Ceremony and Reception (by invitation)|
|AM||Workshop by Magisawa Kagura Group at The Royal Academy in Paro
|15:30||Film Show: Screening of Japanese Short Films at City Cinema, Thimphu
(screening starts from 15:45) (public event)
|Japanese Language Workshop (by invitation)
Japanese Language Teacher Training (by invitation)
Interactive Session on Japan & Short Film Screening at Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School, Thimphu (by invitation)
Film Show: ‘Shodo Girls’ at Luger Theatre, Thimphu (by invitation)
In cooperation with the Royal Government of Bhutan.