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Vice President Song Jingwu Attends Opening Ceremony of Touring Exhibition of “Eiichiro Oda Supervisors·Hello ONE PIECE·Luffy is Here” in Shanghai

Time:2019-05-31Editor:Liu MengyanResource:China Friendship Institute for International Art Exchange PrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

Co-organized by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and KOUZAN Fine-arts Company, hosted by China Friendship Institute for International Art Exchange (CFIIAE), the first touring exhibition of the world-class animation work, Eiichiro Oda Supervisors·Hello ONE PIECE·Luffy is Here (One Piece), in China mainland, was held successfully in Shanghai Himalayas Museum on May 31st. Leaders and guests including Mr. Song Jingwu, vice president of CPAFFC, Mr. HORIUCHI MARUE, president of Shueisha Inc., Mr. HIRONO SHINICHI, managing director of Shueisha Inc., Mr. Wang Heshan, secretary general of CFIIAE, Mr. Dai Zhikang, chairman of the board of Zendai Group, Mr. Chen Jianzhong, chairman of the board of KOUZAN Fine-arts Company, attended the opening ceremony.

Vice president Song said in his remarks that, last year, the Sino-Japanese relations returned to normal track, therefore, the exchanges between the two countries in various fields remained deepening. As the leaders of the two countries determined this year as China-Japan Youth Exchange Promotion Year, the relations between China and Japan will confront with important opportunities to be further developed. At the critical year, we ushered the exhibition of animation, One Piece, that is the most familiar and interesting animation among the youth of the two countries. It is believed that the exhibition would not only be able to promote the exchanges and learning on animation culture between the two countries, but also enhance the mutual understanding and friendship of the youth between China and Japan.

HORIUCHI MARUE said that the culture and people-to-people exchanges, such as animation could enhance the mutual understanding of the two peoples, especially the youth. He expected to nurture China-Japan friendship among future generations and strengthen and deepen people-to-people exchanges.

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 has come to an end in Shenzhen and Chengdu successively. Nearly 200,000 visitors came to the exhibitions, which achieved a good response. 

The touring exhibition in Shanghai will be held from June 1st to September 1st .

 

 


 

 

 

 

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