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Vice President Hu Sishe Attends the 3rd Japan-China-Republic of Korea Art Exchanges on Flower Arrangement

Time:2017-06-15Editor:Yu XiaodongResource:China Friendship Institute for International Art ExchangesPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

In order to improve the exchange among China, Japan and Republic of Korea, and enhance the understanding of people of three countries, the 3rd Japan-China-Republic of Korea Art Exchanges on Flower Arrangements was held in the China Cultural Center, Tokyo, on 15 June 2017. Mr. Sishe Hu, Vice President of CPAFFC, Mr. Nobuhiro KUME, Chairman of RBA international, Ms Young Aeh Kim, Chairperson of Korea-China Friendship Association of Culture & Economy, Ms.Zhang Mei, the press section information service counselor of Embassy of the People  Republic of China in Japan, Ms. Shi Yongjing, director of China Cultural  Center in Tokyo, Ms Wang Suizhi, former vice President of the Association of Chinese Flower Arrangements Arts, Mrs. Kume, Fumi-So, famous artist of Tsukinowa-Misho-Ryu, Ms.Sangsook Han, vice chairperson of Academic Society of South Korea Flower Art Design and other famous artists from the three countries attended the opening ceremony.

In 2015, in order to improve people-to-people communication and art exchanges among Japan-China-Republic of Korea, RBA International, Chinese People Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and Korea-China Friendship Association of Culture & Economy made an agreement to hold Art Exchanges on Flower arrangements among those three countries in turn. The 1st and 2nd Art exchanges were held in Beijing and Seoul in last two year, which had highly regarded by social sectors.  

The 3rd Japan-China-South Korea Art Exchanges on Flower Arrangements was supported by China Cultural Center in Tokyo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat.
President of Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Li Xiaolin paid close attention to holding this activity. Her congratulatory message mentioned that in order to continue and develop traditional art of ethnic culture, each country should constantly seek for originality and ingenuity by absorbing nourishment from ethnic culture of other countries. She hoped that taking this opportunity of exchange to show the unique charm of art of Flower Arrangements to the nations of the three countries, deepening mutual understanding of the three nations, particularly among young people, thereby contributing to the continued development and prosperity of art of flower arrangements of these three countries. 

Zhang Mei, the press section information service counselor of Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Japan delivered a speech. In her congratulatory message, She said the neighboring countries, China, Japan and Republic of Korea play a very important role in Asian counties. To deepen the friendship and understanding not only is the trilateral common benefits but also is beneficial for the peace, stability, and prosperity in the Asia Pacific and the world. She hoped that taking the opportunity of the 45th anniversary of normalization of diplomatic relation between Japan and the People’s Republic of China in this year as well as the 40th anniversary of Treaty Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People’s Republic of China in next year, it can continuously increase the understanding and friendship between Japan and China, and push forward friendly cooperative relationship. Flower arrangement is very popular with Japan-China-Republic of Korea citizens, therefore, looking forward that art of Flower Arrangements could be of help to deepen friendship and cultural exchanges of the three countries.

Mr. Hu Sishe, vice president of CPAFF, indicated that China, Japan and Republic of Korea have a more than 2000 years history of friendly exchanges. As for art exchanges, those three countries have a same strain on history background. So that the art of flower arrangement with those three counties has in common eastern culture and own national patina. Flower arrangement in China, Japan and South Korea has become a new platform and new brand for tripartite cultural exchange in current. While looking forward that art of Flower Arrangements could be of help to deepen friendship and cultural exchanges of the three countries.

At the art exchanges in Tokyo, the junior school students from Saitama-ken took part in the flower arrangements and communicated with the artists of flower arrangement. They stated that flower arrangement is one of most significant cultural sample of the East Asian countries. The flower arrangement shows the style of life and the feeling from nature. Meanwhile, flower arrangement is mental training, fertilizes cultural life of people and increases literacy. Finally, they hoped that there would have more friendly communication with neighboring countries through the activity of flower arrangement.

 

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