Karachi: Consulate-General of Japan at Karachi and Ikebana International, Karachi Chapter co-organized ikebana (Japanese art of flower arrangement) workshop at the Japan Information and Culture Centre.
An ikebana master from Singapore, Christopher Lim’s supervised the workshop in which 40 members from Ikebana International, Karachi Chapter participated and enhanced their skills.
Akira Ouchi, Consul-General of Japan in Karachi speaking on the occasion said ikebana is an internationally renowned art which is practiced and appreciated by people all around the world. He said ikebana connects people and nature. He said both Japanese and Pakistani people share many common cultural values.
Under the organization’s motto “Friendship through flowers”, Ikebana International, Karachi Chapter has been contributing to the promotion of ikebana in Pakistan since its foundation in 1959. Ikebana International has now spread to over 60 countries, with 165 chapters.