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Mar15(Thu),16(Fri) Ms. Midori Yamada, Ikenobo Sokatoku Professor, held an event introducing traditional Japanese culture

  On March 15th (Thu) and 16th (Fri) the Embassy of Japan in Armenia organized tea ceremony and sumie (Japanese Ink painting) demonstration and master-class by Ms. Midori Yamada, Omotesenke tea master and sumie lecturer, and Ms. Olga Selivanova, sumie lecturer.
  In collaboration with “Hikari” Armenian-Japanese Educational and Cultural Center, a tea ceremony and sumie demonstration and master-class were held at Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts, and in Ejmiatsin a sumie demonstration and master-class took place at Yeghishe Tadevosyan School of Fine Arts.
 During the tea ceremony demonstration, Ms. Midori Yamada introduced the history, cultural background, manner and the basic idea of tea ceremony, and the participants enjoyed green tea which was made on the spot and handmade Japanese sweets.
 
Tea ceremony demonstration at Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts
      

 
  During the sumie demonstration and master-class, the participants painted bamboo, flowers and animals using techniques of gradation, shading and so on with the instruction of lecturers Ms.Midori Yamada and Ms.Olga Selivanova. The pictures they painted were signed with their name in Japanese and they took it with them.
 
  Sumie demonstration and master-class at Yeghishe Tadevosyan School of Fine Arts
     

Sumie demonstration and master-class at Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts
  
 
    During both days, many people attended, and this event became a great opportunity to deepen the interest in Japanese culture through tea ceremony and sumie and to actually experience them.