Ikebana (Japanese artwork of flower association) Demonstration and Certificates Award Ceremony was held on the Nationwide Artwork Gallery, Pakistan Nationwide Council of the Arts, on 28th March 2013. Mr. Toshikazu Isomura, Counselor & Head of Public Affairs Part, Embassy of Japan, awarded certificates to the members of the Ikebana workshop on the concluding ceremony. An exhibition of the Ikebana which was made by the scholars of the workshop was additionally displayed on the Nationwide Artwork Gallery.

Expressing his views concerning the Ikebana, Mr. Toshikazu Isomura mentioned that ikebana (Japanese artwork of flower association), which accurately means “flower saved alive”, developed into a definite artwork type in Japan within the 15th century, and is now practiced everywhere in the world, together with Pakistan. He defined that the eye given to the selection of flowers and containers, the position of branches, harmonization of the flower, its leaves and stems, and the branches, and the connection of the association to the container and the encompassing house, has sublimated this work into the artwork, distinguishing from merely ornamental makes use of of flowers. Additionally, he expressed his hope that the scholars habitually make the flower association at house or someplace so {that a} perfume and fantastic thing about Pakistani flowers but organized within the Japanese model would make individuals across the flowers really feel joyful.

Mr. Isomura appreciated the companies of Prof. Asifa Ataka, for instructing the artwork of ikebana to the Pakistani individuals specifically ladies for the final a few years. Prof. Asifa Ataka was specifically invited from Karachi to conduct the workshop/demonstration. She has taught this artwork in Pakistan since 1994 within the method of the Ikenobo College, one of many main flower association faculties in Japan.

On the concluding ceremony, Mr. Toshikazu Isomura talked about the late Syed Ijlal Haider Zaidi, President of the PJCA Islamabad (Pakistan-Japan Cultural Affiliation), who performed an important position in enhancing the cultural understanding among the many individuals of Japan and Pakistan. He expressed his deep grief and condolences over his unhappy demise.

The Ikebana workshop, through which round 50 girls participated, was held on the Nationwide Artwork Gallery, from 21 March to 28 March 2013. The Embassy of Japan organized this workshop in collaboration with the Pakistan Nationwide Council of the Arts. (Finish)

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