Kimono- History, Elegance and sense of Eternity
On September 2, 3, and 4 in Plovdiv Bulgaria, an exhibition-concert was held in three consecutive evenings on the theme: Kimono-history, elegance and a sense of eternity. This was the first event of the Days of Japanese Culture in Bulgaria 2021. The organizers of the event were Dr. Nelly Koycheva – producer of the concert and Snezhana Nakatani – producer of the exhibition, together with the Embassy of Japan in Sofia. The place of the event was a cultural center – Tracard Museum, where the ancient mosaics from the Roman period of the city of Plovdiv are located.
Plovdiv is the oldest city in Europe – more than 6000 years old. It is the age of the mythical Troy, with the difference that Troy is only history and legend, and Plovdiv is a living and beautifu city.
The event featured 3 concerts with 12 famous and beautiful Japanese songs, a lecture on the kimono, beautiful porcelain, online presentations for the tea ceremony, ikebana and calligraphy. The main task was to present to the Bulgarian audience the beauty and finesse of Japanese art. There was a large audience on all three evenings.
The impression of the combination of Japanese art with ancient mosaics was unique and mystique. A meeting of two histories.
The feedback from the Embassy of Japan in Bulgaria, as well as from the press, was also very positive. There is an invitation for the event to be repeated next year in Sofia. It was an honor and a great pleasure for us to bring a piece of Japanese culture to Bulgaria, to our hometown – Plovdiv.