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Screening of the Documentary “Kaunas. The City of Sugihara and Japan”renginys


Date and time: 2018-09-04 17:10 - 2018-09-04 18:30
Location: VDU Mažoji salė, S. Daukanto g. 28

The documentary movie “Kaunas. The City of Sugihara and Japan” is back to Kaunas! During the screening, creators will participate.

In the documentary, the story of Kaunas –Japan bilateral relations is revealed through four personalities who prior the World War II became bridges between the two countries. It is Yukichi Fukuzawa – the first Japanese who mentioned and wrote about Kaunas in his diary. In 1862 together with the mission of 36 Japanese he More…

Opening of the Exhibition about Japanrenginys


Date and time: 2018-09-04 18:30 - 2018-09-04 19:30
Location: Prezidento Valdo Adamkaus biblioteka-muziejus, S. Daukanto g. 25, Kaunas

Visitors of the Valdas Adamkus Presidential Library-Museum, which is established in a former building of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, are welcome to explore a new exhibition, dedicated to reveal relations between Lithuania and Japan. Guests will come across some copies of documents from the Interwar period, regarding the relations of Lithuania and Japan. Visitors will also see some moments, captured in Lithuania, during the visit of Emperor of Japan Akihito. There will also be some memorabilia, symbolising the true friendship between Emperor of Japan Akihito and Lithuania’s former President More…

International Symposium “Diplomats who Saved Jewish Lives”renginys


Date and time: 2018-09-05 13:00 - 2018-09-05 15:00
Location: VDU Mažoji salė, S. Daukanto g. 28

The Wednesday of Sugihara Week will be dedicated to intellectual discussion. You are invited to international symposium which will be welcomed by diplomats and researchers from Israel, Japan, United Kingdom, US, Poland, Lithuania, Netherlands, France and Germany.

Chiune Sugihara is perhaps the most well-known individual in Lithuania that contributed to protecting Jewish people from holocaust. However, at the same time there were a number of diplomats from different European More…

Opening of Exhibition “Silk Symphony”renginys

Date and time: 2018-09-05 18:30 - 2018-08-05 21:30
Location: Salonas Jaukūs Namai, Juozapavičiaus pr. 21, Kaunas

Personal exhibition by Rima Balniene “Silk Symphony”. Artist Rima Balniene currently lives in Zurich (Switzerland). In Lithuania she attended Kaunas Old Town art studio, where she learned abstract acrylic painting on canvas and Shibori fabric coloring.In Switzerland she learned watercolor and acrylic painting from Peter Leutwyler and Erwin Eggimann. Painting on silk she learned from Gitte Bachman. Rima is a member of the Silk Painting Association (SPIN) and also of Artist Association of Switzerland. Since 2010 she has been participating in exhibitions in Switzerland and also had solo exhibitions in Lithuania. More…

Evening of Tastes of Japanrenginys


Date and time: 2018-09-06 17:30 - 2018-09-06 20:00
Location: HOF HOTEL, Maironio g. 21 A, Kaunas

A countries cuisine is undoubtedly an essential part of one’s culture. Therefore, Thursday evening of Sugihara Week we invite you to relax and dive into the world of Japanese tastes.

Our guests will be offered a unique opportunity to learn about several types of Japanese rice wine sake, coming from the town of Yaotsu which has a friendly connection with Kaunas. We will be able to taste sake together with Japanese style snacks otsumami. For a dessert, we will serve Japanese plum wine Choya, and our evening will More…

nowJapan 2018 workshop in Kaunasrenginys

Date and time: 2018-09-06 10:00 - 2018-09-06 16:00
Location: Kauno Menininkų Namai, V. Putvinskio g. 56, Kaunas

For Sugihara Week the Extraordinary Japanese culture festival “nowJapan” is moving to Kaunas Artists’ House and is inviting everyone to engage in Japanese creative workshops on 6-7 September with the artists of the Land of the Rising Sun: Shota Kotake, Keiko Kikkawa and Tatsuo Horiuchi. The young festival-goers will be invited to Japanese kite-making creative sessions before the workshops held by Japanese artists. More…

Lecture “A Message of Bravery and Peace from the Hearts of Japan”renginys

Date and time: 2018-09-06 16:00 - 2018-09-06 18:00
Location: Sugiharos namai, Vaižganto g. 30, Kaunas

We kindly invite to the lecture of Mr. Krichely Yossi about the Yaotsu Town and Museum. Yaotsu is a small town that took upon itself the great task of educating Japan and the world about Mr. Ch. Sugihara and his magnificent humanistic achievement. Presenter introduces the town, and the process that led to the creation of the Sugihara Memorial and the effects on the town ever since.

The lecture will be 45 minutes long and will be followed with a special screening of the Sugihara Story Film which More…

Workshop of Leather Artrenginys


Date and time: 2018-09-07 17:30 - 2018-09-07 19:00
Location: Amatų ir menų centras-galerija „Sirena“, S. Dariaus ir S. Girėno g. 24, Kaunas

The Crafts and Arts Center Gallery “Sirena” will host an open-label creative leather workshop about leather and its history, lectured by Irena Serapinienė, a leather designer with a long-standing experience in leather work. In this workshop she will introduce you to Lithuanian leather crafts, the variety of articles and the old technologies. Participants of the creative workshop will be able to observe the process of creating a leather pouch and even create their own leather bracelet. More…

Books Donation Ceremony for VMU Libraryrenginys

Date and time: 2018-09-08 09:15 - 2018-09-08 10:00
Location: VDU Biblioteka, II aukštas, K. Donelaičio g. 58, Kaunas.

Books Donation Ceremony for Vytautas Magnus University. This year NPO “Cherry Blossoms Association (Japan)” is not only enriching Kaunas with young sakura trees that will be become a part of Kaunas – Japan friendship park. To contribute to Lithuanian youth education and future, the association will kindly donate books about Japan in English language. These books will find their new home in VMU library and fill up the space dedicated to Asian literature – one of the biggest collections for Asian societies and culture among Baltic More…

Korean Calligraphy Exhibition Openingrenginys

Date and time: 2018-09-07 13:30 - 2018-09-07 14:30
Location: MRU Azijos centras, Ateities g. 20, Vilnius

2018-09-07 Mykolas Romeris University together with Korean Association of Lithuania would like to invite you to Korean Calligraphy exhibition opening ceremony, which is organized in order to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Lithuania’s independence.

The team of calligraphers hope that exhibition will help to see the beauty of Hangul calligraphy. The exhibition includes authentic works of 28 different calligraphers. 10 of them you will be able meet at the opening ceremony. More…

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU