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Positive outcome of the Japanese Cultural Week in Canarias

Caja Canarias Foundation and Casa Asia have collaborated for the first time in the organisation of a cultural week on Japan, which has been held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife between the 12th and 17th of September.

The first edition of the Week of Japan has consisted on 6 days of activities that have Japanese culture as their core in different demonstrations. Therefore, a contemporary art exhibition has been planned, as well as a lecture series and a film, stage art and workshop series.

Caja Canarias Foundation has trusted Casa Asia so it would make part of the programme contents of this cultural conference. Specifically, Casa Asia has coordinated lectures, music events and most workshops.

Lectures on Japanese culture and softpower were given by the historians Javier Villalba and Guillermo Martínez-Taberner of Casa Asia, the Koto and Shakuhachi concerts have been given by Shirabe duet and the Taiko demonstration was carried out by KamiDaiko Group. Workshops have approached the following disciplines: Sumi, Shodo and Japanese poetry, manga and initiation to Shakuhachi.

The result of this collaboration has been very positive according to the excellent response of the audience that has attended this events, with full workshops and lots of attention in the media.

For this reason, the Director General of Casa Asia, Ramon Mª Moreno, has valued very positively the synergy established with Caja Canarias Foundation, and has said that “it consists of a new kind of collaboration that Casa Asia would like to extend to next year with the Foundation and parallelly to other cities and autonomous communities”.

Both institutions are satisfied with this cooperation and will continue working on future activities.

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