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Vice President Hu Sishe Attends Opening Ceremony of Touring Exhibition “Eiichiro Oda Supervisors·Hello ONE PIECE·Luffy is Here” in Shenzhen

Time:2018-11-02Editor:Xiu YilinResource:China Friendship Institute for International Art ExchangesPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

The opening ceremony of the first touring exhibition in China mainland One Piece, the world-class animation work, was held in Sea World Culture and Arts Center in Shenzhen on Novermber 2. Leaders and guests, including Mr. Hu Sishe, Vice President of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC),Mr. ONO SINNYA, former Vice Minister of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Mr. Liuwei, Deputy Director-General of China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone Holdings Co., Ltd., Mr. Jiang Hong, Secretary General of ShenZhen Overseas Exchanges Association, Mr. Chen Jianzhong, Chairman of the Board of KOUZAN Fine-arts Company, Mr. HIRONO SHINICHI, Managing Director of Shueisha Inc., Mr. Wang Zhiyuan, Chairman of the Board of YONGHENGSHENG Group, Mr. YAMADA KIICHIROU, Director of TOEI ANIMATION CO., LTD., Mr. Wang Hao, General Manager of Chongqing Dongling Art Co., Ltd., attended the opening ceremony.

Vice President Hu Sishe said, Japanese people have similar aesthetics standard to Chinese people, which make manga popular with Chinese readers. For over 20 years, One Piece has been conveying a spirit of optimism, courage, hard working and perseverance to the readers, which has an active effect on the Chinese young generations, and carries forward the values of positive energy, therefore, it is a influential work. Last week, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said at the reception to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the signing of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the bilateral relations suffered twists in the past four decades, but keeping peaceful, friendly and cooperative relations was still the mainstream of the development of the two countries. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up, as a new  emerging industry, China’s animation industry shows a trend of rapid growth. Since Japan’s animation has a long history, it is worth learning. He hoped that both countries could make more contributions to the improvement of the bilateral relations through strengthening the exchange of the two countries in the field of animation.

ONO SINNYA said, the current culture is a combination of various culture, art, ideas and fashion, which belongs to every- one in this time. He sincerely hoped that the two countries could enhance the friendship of the people of our two countries, train more successors to the friendship cause, and strengthen the exchanges of the two peoples through this activity. He also expected to foster an active and great event for Sino-Japanese young people on cultural exchange.

One Piece was created by Eiichiro Oda, Japanese manga artist. It began serialization in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine in 1997 and was popular with the animation fans all over the world.  One Piece had been published over 440 million until July, 2018. The touring exhibition was co-hosted by CPAFFC and KOUZAN Fine-arts Company, assisted by China Friendship Institute for International Art Exchanges, and organized by Chongqing Dongling Art Co., Ltd. and YONGHENGSHENG Group. Japan "Hello ONE PIECE" Executive Committee have legitimate right to hold touring exhibitions.

The touring exhibition in ShenZhen will last for 75 days.





Photographed by Xiu Yilin

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