Ambassador Wada encourages Pakistani youth to explore Japan’s unique genre of poetry

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Zubair Qureshi

Embassy of Japan and Pakistan-Japan Cultural Association in collaboration with Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Thursday organized the first-ever “Haiku Poetry Art Illustrations Exhibition” in order to promote creativity and cultural affinity about the traditional Japanese poetic form of Haiku among the youth of Pakistan. The event was held at the National Art Gallery on Thursday Ambassador of Japan Wada Mitsuhiro along with President PJCA Islamabad Justice (R) Ali Nawaz Chowhan inaugurated the Haiku Art Illustrations Exhibition in the presence of haiku poets, artists, teachers, students and other distinguished guests.

The exhibition that features 110 artworks themed on the Haikus painted by the students from educational institutions in the twin cities including some art organizations have been put on display depicting their creative talent as well as their understanding of haiku. Haiku is a precise, compact and condensed form of traditional Japanese poetry written in 5-7-5 syllabic form usually in three lines that dates back to the 17th century

Ambassador Wada appreciated the students and other artists participating in the exhibition for their eye-catching thematic art works reflecting their keen interest and understanding of haiku poetry and Japanese culture. He was of the view that the purpose of showcasing the exhibition was to encourage the students in exploring and doing research on haiku poetry and also to show their artistic skills.

The ambassador on the occasion expressed condolences to the flood victims in Pakistan and assured Japan’s continued support for the people of Pakistan. One minute silence was observed for victims of floods in Pakistan and typhoon in Japan

 

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