Japanese calendars exhibition at the Museum of Cultures

The exhibition “Japanese Calendars 2018” is part of the celebrations on the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mexico and Japan
Exhibition of Japanese Calendars at the Museum of Cultures – Photo by NOTIMEX
29/01/2018
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A total of 170 Japanese calendars with images evocative of beauty and contemplation are part of an exhibition at the National Museum of Cultures.

The opening ceremony was attended by Katsuhito Miura, head of the Information and Culture Department of the Japanese Embassy in Mexico, and by Jorge Luis Berdeja, Deputy Director of Operations and Public Relations of the Museum, in representation of the head of that department, Gloria Artís, according to the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

“On January 25, the exhibition of Japanese Calendars 2018 opened at the National Museum of Cultures in Mexico City,” tweeted the Embassy of Japan in Mexico.
 

The exhibition “Japanese Calendars 2018” organized by the INAH and the Embassy of Japan in Mexico, with the support of the Calendar Association of Japan, is part of the celebrations on the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relationships between Mexico and Japan.

Katsuhito Miura explained to the attendants that when a year is about to end, in Japan it is a tradition for shops and stores to gift a calendar to their clients as a way to thank them for purchasing at their establishment.

The Embassy official explained that calendars, in addition to their functional purpose, also fulfill an aesthetic one. He said it was about “letting go of the days with images that call for relaxation and that allow us to appreciate several cultural representations.”

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(Exhibition of Japanese Calendars at the Museum of Cultures – Photo by NOTIMEX)

Mr. Miura recounted that since November 1888, Mexico and Japan established diplomatic relations thanks to the agreements reached by the then-Ministers of Foreign Affairs of both nations, Matías Romero and Munemitsu Mutsu. Thus,  the diplomatic relation Mexico has with Japan is its longest relation with any Asian nation, which has allowed both countries to strengthen not only their cultural exchange, but also their economic, political, and migration ties.

Upon the closure of the exhibition – on February 4 – all calendars exhibited will be gifted to the general public through a trivia on the social media of the Museum and a raffle of all the people who register at the visitor's book of the exhibition room.

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