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On December 15, the UNN Institute of Philology and Journalism hosted the Japan Day. The Japan Day continues a long tradition of educational and educational activities in the framework of the intercultural year. In previous years, Days of Italy, Greece, Germany, Great Britain and other countries were held at Lobachevsky University. The events were aimed to contribute to creative, aesthetic and scientific development of UNN students and Nizhny Novgorod youth. This time, the event organized jointly with the Nihon Budokai Japan Center was opened with a lecture on medieval Japanese poetry. The lecture was given by Alexander Kolesnikov, a poet and a faculty member of the Department of Foreign Literature. After the lecture, the results of the hokku competition were summed up.
Next, a presentation of the Japan Center was made by the Center's president Alexander Malyshev and his colleagues and students. It included a demonstration of Kyudo (Japanese bow shooting technique), Iaido (Japanese sword technique) and hand-to-hand combat technique. Then the guests of the Japan Day took part in master classes in several areas of traditional Japanese arts and in a competition where anyone could try to paint Japanese prints.
Alexander Malyshev held a demonstration of the tea ceremony with tasting for all the guests of the Japan Day.
The event was concluded with a discussion of Kenji Mizoguto’s film "Tales of a Foggy Moon After the Rain."