Iranian Cultural Festival opens in Tokyo


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TEHRAN – Iran is hosting a cultural festival in Tokyo, which opened at the Japan International Cooperation Agency on Monday.

The month-long festival includes the “Beautiful Iran” exhibition featuring photos of cultural and tourist attractions, announced the Iranian Culture and Islamic Relations Organization (ICRO), which is the organizer of the festival.

The best documentaries on Iran have been selected to be screened during the festival. The organizers are also planning to show performance videos of a large number of prominent Iranian music ensembles.

Several exhibitions of Iranian crafts and cuisine will also be held during the festival.

Earlier in February and March, the Japanese Embassy in Tehran hosted Japanese Cultural Month online starting February 28.

In a platform designed by the Embassy, ​​Japanese artists taught origami, and several heads of the country and Iranian martial arts experts held workshops.

Several documentaries produced at NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, were screened.

The organizers also organized a mini-short film competition on the theme “What makes me Japanese in Tehran feel at home?” “

In order to promote mutual understanding between the Iranian and Japanese peoples, the two countries organize mutual cultural events every year.

The Japanese capital of Tokyo in Minato City hosted in August 2020 the 3rd Iranian Film Festival, which opened with the screening of “Villa Dwellers”, Monir Qeidi’s first feature film on the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war. .

The festival was organized by the Iranian Cultural Center and the Farabi Cinema Foundation in collaboration with the Japan Film Producers Association and UNIJAPAN, a non-profit organization that organizes the Tokyo International Film Festival and promotes Japanese films abroad.

In January 2018 and December 2017, the Iranian cities of Tehran and Kashan hosted Japanese Culture Month, which opened with a duo of Ichitaro, the famous Japanese taiko drummer, and shinobue virtuoso Koji Kishida at the Tehran Arasbaran Cultural Center.

Photo: A poster for Iranian Culture Month was unveiled at the Japan International Cooperation Agency in Tokyo on June 27, 2021.

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