Asian studies in Lithuania

Japanese culture festival in Alytus

Date and time: 2016-09-02 9:00 - 2016-09-04 15:00

Location: Alytus city Theatre, Rotušės a. 2, Alytus

Lithuanian Bonsai Association, a member of Black Scissors Community, will host the first international Black Scissors convention in Alytus, Lithuania, the 2nd – 4th September 2016 in collaboration with the 5th Japanese Culture Festival.

Masters from 21 countries, 5 continents, will present their bosai trees and suiseki compositions. Visitors of the festival will be able to know more about various aspects of Japanese culture – tea ceremony, Japanese koi carps, calligraphy, etc.

Please, click this link to see more information about the events.

A total of 21 international bonsai organizations from 15 countries have joined the mission of Black Scissors Community through its Bonsai Sister Community program to strengthen the sisterhood collaboration with intensive interactions between members of all level in bonsai activities and programs.

This event is the first step of our long journey to promote a new perspective of bonsai art. Through our concept, we believe, a new culture of world bonsai community is born with sisterhood atmosphere, creative inspiration and motivation, expressing new spirit… and new bonsai fun!

Alytus, also called the Lithuanian capital of bonsai is located, in Southern Lithuania. Surrounded by picturesque forests and verdant hills, Alytus is traversed by the 16 kilometer-long river Nemunas loop. The loop divides the city into two parts. Green areas occupy more than one third of the city. The city is proud of its traditions, culture, extraordinarily beautiful nature and its hospitable and sincere people.

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Partners and sponsors:

Japonijos ambasada Lietuvoje
Alytaus miesto savivaldybė
Alytaus miesto teatras
labdaros ir paramos fondas „Rugutė“
VDU Azijos studijų centras ir kiti.

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU