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Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan Presents New Exhibition “Blossoming Flowers in Japanese Art and Poetry”
In partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival 2023
WASHINGTON DC — In a celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and the enduring Japan-US friendship, the Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan presents, “Blossoming Flowers in Japanese Art and Poetry.”
This free exhibition will showcase paintings from the Embassy’s private collection alongside the haiku and visual art of students from over 10 different schools throughout the DC metropolitan area. Inspired by the symbolism of flowers in Japanese art and poetry, students let their creativity “bloom” in this unique collaboration.
Come and see how flowers are used to appreciate life’s precious moments through the creations of masters and novices alike. The JICC is pleased to have this opportunity to reconnect with the community and to continue to be an outlet for grassroots Japan-US connections.
This exhibition will begin on March 17th and run through May 5th, Monday through Friday on adjusted hours of 10 am – 4:30 pm.
“We are honored and excited to be able to continue to partner with the National Cherry Blossom Festival and local schools throughout the area to continue to strengthen our Japan-US friendship,” remarked Deputy Director for the JICC, KOIKE Megumi.
ABOUT THE JAPAN INFORMATION & CULTURE CENTER (JICC), EMBASSY OF JAPAN
The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC) is the public face of the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C. located on 1150 18th Street NW. Open on weekdays from 9AM to 5PM, the JICC is committed to enriching the relationship between Japan and the United States through an active, vibrant cultural exchange. The JICC aims to promote a better understanding of Japan and
Japanese culture by providing a variety of programs including film screenings, lectures, educational programs, and cultural exhibits. To learn more, visit https://www.us.emb- japan.go.jp/jicc/
ABOUT THE NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the world’s great celebrations of spring. The 2023 Festival, March 20-April 16, includes four weeks of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Leadership Circle Sponsors for the 2023 National Cherry Blossom Festival are Events DC and Amazon.
Add the 2023 Festival dates and signature event dates to your calendar, and visit NationalCherryBlossomFestival.org or call 877.44.BLOOM for more information. Get the latest updates via email, and be sure to follow the Festival on Facebook (@CherryBlossomFestival), Instagram (@CherryBlossFest), Twitter (@CherryBlossFest) and YouTube (@CherryBlossFest).
JAPAN INFORMATION & CULTURE CENTER, EMBASSY OF JAPAN| 1150 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 | 202-238-6900
http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc | @JAPANEMBDC