Japanese calendar exhibition opens in Peshawar

Published January 18, 2022
Students take interest in Japanese calendars at an exhibition at the Gandhara University, Peshawar, on Monday. — APP
Students take interest in Japanese calendars at an exhibition at the Gandhara University, Peshawar, on Monday. — APP

PESHAWAR: The two-day Japanese calendar exhibition began here on Monday at Gandhara University under the auspices of embassy of Japan in Pakistan and Pakistan-Japan Cultural Association.

The event is being organised in connection with 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Pakistan.

The exhibition will be open for people from 9am to 1:30pm daily. The exhibition was inaugurated by Head of Public Affairs Section Embassy of Japan Ryuji Iwasaki while Roeeda Kabir, Fazal Karim Afridi, Khalid Sultan, Ghulam Noorani, Prof Ejaz Hassan Khan, Prof Shaheed Iqbal and other dignitaries and students were present on the occasion.

The Japanese calendar exhibition is an annual cultural event, which is popular among the people of Pakistan. This year, around 75 calendars have been put on display in the exhibition. These calendars portray various subjects such as contemporary and traditional art, gardens, scenery, costumes, people, art, photography, automobiles, wildlife, living styles and historical places, which are related to Japan.

Since every calendar is a piece of art, the producing companies have tried their best to attract viewers through different subjects and mediums. The exhibition will not only give a picture of the socio-cultural development of Japan spread over centuries, but will also present the aesthetic features of Japanese artists.

Visitors can witness the brand-new printing technology crystallised in Japanese calendars. They can also enjoy the diversity of Japan through this calendar exhibition.

Published in Dawn, January 18th, 2022

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