The activity organized by the Department of Liaison with the Environment and Extension of the University of La Serena (DIVEULS), has the collaboration of the Embassy of Japan in Chile and the Chilean-Japanese Chamber of Commerce.
Summer is coming and lovers of Japanese culture are looking forward to the program of the Chile - Japan culture meeting, entitled "Japan Weekend ULS". On this occasion, the opening of the exhibition "Japanese Dolls and Ukiyo-e" marked the beginning of what will be the 2019 version, which will be held on Thursday 17, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 in January.
With a significant ceremony, the Japan Weekend ULS program began, which was attended by the Rector of the University of La Serena, Dr. Nibaldo Avilés, vice chancellors, deans, among other university authorities, and more than 100 persons. who met at the Exhibition Hall to see the exhibition of engravings and illustrations that capture Japanese culture from different areas.
This exhibition is carried out thanks to the collaboration of the Embassy of Japan in Chile, which facilitated the transfer of this sample that shows customs, traditions, seasons and even traditional Japanese fashion. In addition, the works include a sample of Japanese dolls that evidence different customs and ceremonies of the Japanese country.
Rector Avilés said that "it is a privilege for the University to be able to organize this activity, especially with the important support of the Embassy of Japan and some Japanese companies. This has become a permanent activity and that is good for the University, because it shows an institution that is committed to culture in general and, of course, it is also important to link through these activities with the local environment. "
Another attendee at the opening was Go Yajima, representative of the mining company Nittetsu Chile, which has supported this activity since its inception. "It's very impressive because Chile is so far away from Japan. I think it's a surprise first, but at the same time I'm also proud of so much interest, so many people who come to this event to know the culture of my country, that's very impressive, "he said.
While the person in charge of Culture of the DIVEULS invited the community to visit the exhibition that will be open until the end of the program. "We have the privilege of having, perhaps, one of the richest Japanese exhibitions in terms of cultural heritage and diversity in La Serena. So the invitation is for them to visit the Exhibition Hall from the 10 to the 18 in January, "he said.
This exhibition will be open in the Exhibition Hall of the house of studies, Benavente 950, from Monday to Thursday of 10: 00 to 13: 00 hrs. and from 14: 30 to 18: 00 hrs., and Friday of 10: 00 to 13: 00 hrs. and from 14: 30 to 17: 00 hrs.
Japan Weekend 2019 is an activity organized by the Directorate of Linkage with the Environment and Extension of the ULS, which has the collaboration of the Embassy of Japan in Chile and the sponsorship of the Chilean-Japanese Chamber of Commerce, the Chilean Cultural Institute - Japanese, CAP Mining and other Japanese companies present in the Coquimbo Region and the northern zone of the country.
Download here the program of activities of Japan Weekend 2019.
Source: Press DIVEULS