Japanese Art Exhibition at Alhamra

The fifth National Youth Theatre Festival and a Japanese painting exhibition have been attracting large numbers of art enthusiasts in Lahore.

The calendars and paintings exhibition, organised by the Japanese embassy in collaboration with Pakistan-Japan Cultural Association, began on Monday at Alhamra Art Centre. Culture Secretary Taimur Azmat Osman inaugurated the exhibition, which was attended by Japanese ambassador to Pakistan Novoyoki Tanaka. More than 100 calendars and around 50 paintings were put on display, featuring subjects like wildlife, nature, architecture and landscapes. The secretary said Japan and Pakistan had great relations and it was evident from the fact that several countries had asked Pakistan for Buddha’s statue a couple of years ago, but Pakistan gave the precious statue to Japan. Novoyoki said he visited Lahore 12 times in a year and it was a great cultural city.

Some of the calendars were made from special paper while others were made from recycled paper. Flowers were the main theme of the paintings, which were made using bright colours. Contemporary artists from Japan had made oil paintings and some were done in the brush and ink technique.

Source:Daily Times

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