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tea-ceremonyThe Days of Japanese Culture in Bulgaria are an annual tradition, dating back to 1990. This autumn, the festivities are being held under the motto “50 Years Since the Renewal of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Bulgaria”. Lovers of Japanese music, traditional theatre, ikebana, tea ceremony and Japanese cinema can spend some unforgettable evenings in October, November and December experiencing Japanese culture in Sofia, Plovdiv and Veliko Turnovo. The official opening of the event was on 25 September at the National Gallery for Foreign Art, with the vernissage of an exhibition called “The Spirit of Budō – History of the Japanese Martial Arts”. The exhibition can be seen at the gallery till 12 October, and from 19 to 28 of October at the City Art Gallery in Plovdiv. Additionally, the cultural days’ programme includes traditional Japanese puppet theatre, an exhibition of Japanese architecture, Japanese pantomime, concerts, dance performances, many presentations and workshops. For the full programme of the Days of the Japanese Culture and further information, please visit the website of the Japanese embassy in Bulgaria.