Japanese Culture will be introduced to Muscovites

Moscow, April 12th. Everything is ready to open Sakura Festival of Japanese Culture in Moscow. The events will take place in Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre, City-FM radio station announces.

A unique two-storey pavilion, especially built for the occasion in a greenbelt of Moscow is going to be the venue to hold this festival. As a part of the festival’s vast program the guests will be able to visit the exhibition of Japanese calligraphy, the exhibition of painting and applied items; discover national art forms, Japanese cuisine, and the tea ceremony.

Moreover, performances of bands, master classes, and a retrospective show of films about Japan were also announced. Entrance is free of charge.

The Japanese culture has developed as a result of a historical process beginning with the relocation of the Japanese people ancestors to Japan from the mainland and the origins of the Jomon period culture. Modern Japanese culture was strongly influenced by Asian countries (especially by China and Korea), Europe and North America.

One of the Japanese culture features is its long development in terms of sakoku, the foreign relations policy of Japan. It was a period of complete isolation of the country from the rest of the world in the reign of the Tokugawa shogunate, which lasted until the middle of the 19th century, the beginning of the Meiji period.

The territorial isolated location, the geographical and climatic features, and special natural phenomena (frequent earthquakes and typhoons) greatly influenced the culture and mentality of Japanese people. It resulted in a peculiar relation to nature as a living creature. A feature of the Japanese national character concluded in the ability to admire the short-term beauty of nature has influenced many art forms of the country.

Source: City-FM