Bookmark the Japanese garden, test drive and martial arts. "Japanese Spring on the Volga" will start on May 27

Recall, the festival “Japanese Spring on the Volga” will be held in Ulyanovsk for the second time, and this year the action will be more serious, diverse and more interesting for the townspeople. Concerts, performances, performances of interesting guests, master classes and even test drives of Japanese cars are waiting for residents and guests of our city from May 27 to June 3. 

Will open the program charging with elements of martial arts for all comers. The central event for intellectuals will be the opening of the Center for Japanese Culture in the building of the Book Palace. According to Igor Mandrashov, one of the organizers of the project of the chairman of the regional branch of the public organization “Russia-Japan”, the goal of the Center’s opening will be propaganda of the culture of a distant country. It is planned to hold joint Russian-Japanese actions, speeches of leading Japaneseologists, meetings with Japanese cultural figures, and discussion of literary works. There will be classes in the Japanese language, film screenings.

Bookmark the Japanese garden, test drive and martial arts. "Japanese Spring on the Volga" will start on May 27

Recall, the festival “Japanese Spring on the Volga” will be held in Ulyanovsk for the second time, and this year the action will be more serious, diverse and more interesting for the townspeople. Concerts, performances, performances of interesting guests, master classes and even test drives of Japanese cars are waiting for residents and guests of our city from May 27 to June 3. 

Will open the program charging with elements of martial arts for all comers. The central event for intellectuals will be the opening of the Center for Japanese Culture in the building of the Book Palace. According to Igor Mandrashov, one of the organizers of the project of the chairman of the regional branch of the public organization “Russia-Japan”, the goal of the Center’s opening will be propaganda of the culture of a distant country. It is planned to hold joint Russian-Japanese actions, speeches of leading Japaneseologists, meetings with Japanese cultural figures, and discussion of literary works. There will be classes in the Japanese language, film screenings.

Now in the region there are several large Japanese enterprises: Bridgestone, ISUZU, Takata, DMG Mori. They have already invested about 20 billion rubles in the local economy, said Igor Ryabikov, deputy general director of the Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation. It is strategically important for the region to develop cooperation with Eastern companies. Within the framework of the festival, new agreements will be concluded, car shows and test drives will be held. The lecture will be delivered by a representative of the company Toyota, who will talk about his experience in lean manufacturing. 

On the first day of the festival, on May 27, the Japanese garden will be laid – it will be located on the embankment of the Sviyaga river. The center of the garden will be a composition of eight stones, next to be planted traditional Japanese plants. This event can be visited freely and even touch the first stone. By the way, free admission will be organized for most of the events of this week. More detailed program of the festival can be viewed here. 

As the assistant to the governor of the Ulyanovsk region on international and interregional cooperation Ekaterina Smoroda told, reciprocal measures will be held. The Ulyanovsk region establishes a close relationship with the Japanese prefecture of Fukuoka, where the year of our region will pass. 

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