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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland
  • CULTURE

  • 27 May 2019

    The visit was an occasion to officially open an exhibition "Celebration" at Nijo Castle in Kyoto.

    It is the first on such a scale collective exhibition of over twenty Polish and Japanese artists in one of the most famous Kyoto monuments: Nijo Castle (and at the Kyoto Art Center and the satellite spaces scattered around the city). Taking this opportunity Vice-Minister Lewandowski gave the order Gloria Artis to Prof. Akiko Kasuya, one of the most well-known Japanese specialist of Polish art who was also a curator of the aforementioned exhibition. 

     

    During his visit Pawel Lewandowski met with Daisaku Kadokawa, Mayor of Kyoto, and Ryohei Miyata, Commissioner of The Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunkachō). On may 20th Pawel Lewandowski visited Fukudenkai, the orphanage which gave help to 375 children of the Polish Siberian exiles in the year 1920, who were later sent back to Poland. 

     

    The visit ended with a press conference attended by Polish and Japanese media, and a reception at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland. The visit was part of the commemoration of the year of the 100th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Japan.

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