On January 27th, 2016 Kansai Consular Corps members joined local government leaders and other distinguished guests for the opening ceremony of a traditional Russian Quilt Exhibition. The ceremony, which was held at the Russian Consulate, included a tour of the artwork, a concert, and a reception featuring Russian delicacies.
Guests appeared delighted by the opportunity to view exquisitely crafted quilts with various themes. Following a preview of the quilts, they enjoyed an afternoon of music. The performance included songs that are popular in Russia and Japan.
It was a celebration of friendship and culture.
Consul-General Ryabov welcomes guests
Opening of the Exhibit by Russian Ambassador, who arrived from Tokyo to join the event
Local officials greet the Consul-General
Consul-General Kulanda (Mongolia) joins for a photograph
Ornate Russian Quiltwork