Japanese Calendar Exhibition 2013

Japanese Calendar Exhibition 2013

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The appreciation of Japanese culture by an increasing number of Jamaicans was recently affirmed, as a steady and enthusiastic crowd turned out to experience an exhibition of Japanese Calendars at the Sovereign Shopping Centre on Saturday, January 26, 2013. The event was organised by the Embassy of Japan with the support of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan Exchange & Teaching Alumni Association (JETAA) and the Jamaica Japan Society.

Japanese Calendars

Japanese Calendars on display

Japanese Calendar Exhibition

An enthusiastic crowd attended the 2013 Japanese Calendar Exhibition at Sovereign Shopping Centre in Liguanea on January 26.

The Atrium at Sovereign served as the hub for all activities, and many of the persons in attendance showed great interest in observing the exhibition and participating in cultural activities with a view to winning and taking home one of the 2013 Japanese calendars. The exhibition was supported by various cultural demonstrations that included aikido (a Japanese art of self-defence), gymnastics and kendo (the Japanese martial art of fencing with bamboo swords).

Other activities included:

  • Memorising kanji – a Japanese writing system using characters mainly derived from Chinese ideograms.
  • Learning origami, which is the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes representing objects.
  • Placing cut-outs of eyes, ears and mouth on a picture of a face while blind-folded

Japanese Calendar Exhibition


Kanji - Japanese writing system using Chinese characters



Origami - the traditional Japanese art of paper folding

Many persons tried their luck at placing cut-outs of eyes, ears and a mouth on a picture of a face while blind-folded.

*Definitions of aikido, kendo, kanji and origami were sourced from The Free Dictionary.

Text an photos contributed by Princess Xtina

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