Already several years with the support of Ejmiatsin Municipality Japanese culture has been presented in Ejmiatsin on the initiative of the Embassy of Japan and the Armenian-Japanese "Hikari" Cultural Center. Within the scope of another cooperation, "Sumy-e" painting master class was held at the Fine-Arts School after Yegh. Tadevosyan under the "Japanese Spring" program.
Ms. Midori Yamada, Ikenobo Sokatoku Professor introduced the essence of this type of painting to the pupils of the Fine-Arts School and taught them to paint the nature with the light and dark shadows of the ink.
This type of art emerged in Japan in the middle of the 13th century. Though nowadays this type of painting is rarely applied, once it was very popular in Japan due to the low cost, as only ink and water are necessary to create beautiful landscapes.
The event deepened the interest of the participants of the master class towards the Japanese culture and at the same time contributed to the development of the relations in various fields between the Municipality of Ejmiatsin and the Embassy of Japan in RA.