“Qatar Week: Ferjaan in Tokyo”, an event celebrating 40 years of ties between Qatar and Japan, concluded on a high-note. The event, organised by Qatar Museums Authority drew an impressive *5,000 visitors per day. A busy program of events offered valuable cultural insights, and underscored the friendship between the two nations.
The week got off to a fitting start at an opening ceremony which was hosted by CEO of QMA, Mr Mansoor Al Khater, and attended by VIP dignitaries, who included Guests of Honor H.I.H Princes Takamado and H.E Abdulla bin Hamad Al Attiya, Member of Qatar Museums Authority Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority in the State of Qatar.
The event, which was held in Tokyo’s popular Roppongi Hills, drew a constant flow of visitors who were enthusiastic to discover more about Qatar.
Many were fascinated to witness a full-scale reconstruction of a traditional Qatari souq in the heart of Japan’s capital city.
Crowds enjoyed a diverse daily program, which included everything from movie screenings and music, through to artists and the opportunity to taste Qatari specialty products. Traditional performances such as the Qatari sword dance, known as the ‘Ardah’ and live oud recitals were also very popular.
Representatives of the organisations wore national dress and mingled with visitors answering questions about Qatar.
“Qatar Week: Ferjaan in Tokyo” truly defined the spirit of Qatar Japan 2012, a year-long series of events celebrating 40 years of friendship between Qatar and Japan. The five-day event drew thousands of Japanese in an atmosphere of celebration that tangibly did much to deepen understanding and synergy between the two nations.
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