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Culture | Nov 6 2010

Cultural Festival Commemorating 80th Anniversary Held in Japan

Cultural Festival Commemorating 80th Anniversary Held in Japan

Celebrating the 80th anniversary of Soka Gakkai's founding, a cultural festival was held in conjunction with an SGI General Meeting at the monthly Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting at the Soka University Memorial Auditorium in Hachioji, Tokyo, on November 3. The festival included a video presentation of Soka Gakkai's 80-year movement ... read more

Culture | Oct 24 2010

SGI-Paraguay Holds Culture Festival

SGI-Paraguay Holds Culture Festival

On October 24, in the city of Asunción, SGI-Paraguay held a culture festival full of dance, folk songs and drum performances in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Soka Gakkai's establishment (November 18, 1930). The festival drew some 2,000 and included guests such as Dr. Roberto Elías Canese, rector ... read more

Culture | Oct 22 2010

Seafarers' Photography Exhibition Shown in China

Seafarers' Photography Exhibition Shown in China

"Beyond the Horizon," an exhibition of photographs taken by "Hato-kai," a group of SGI men involved in maritime occupations, was shown at the Shanghai Maritime University Library from October 20-22. Some 1,500 viewed the exhibition, which was organized by Hato-kai and co-hosted by Shanghai Maritime University. The exhibition, renamed "Sino-Japan Photo ... read more

Culture | Oct 17 2010

"Beyond the Horizon" Photo Exhibition Held in Yokohama

"Beyond the Horizon" Photo Exhibition Held in Yokohama

"Beyond the Horizon," an exhibition of photographs taken by Hato-kai, a group of SGI members involved in maritime occupations, was displayed in Yamashita Park in Yokohama, Japan, from October 8-17. The show included 80 photographs of the ocean's natural beauty, bustling port scenes and rural life, as captured by seafarers ... read more

Culture | Oct 14 2010

Cote d'Ivoire Honors SGI

Fifty years ago on October 14, 1960, then Soka Gakkai President Daisaku Ikeda visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York, during its 15th General Assembly session. During that session, 17 nations, including Cameroon, Togo and Madagascar, were admitted as members. Mr. Ikeda, seeing the new youthful leaders of Africa ... read more

Culture | Sep 12 2010

SGI-Germany's Villa Sachsen Holds Open Day Event

SGI-Germany's Villa Sachsen Holds Open Day Event

In celebration of Heritage Day in Europe, SGI-Germany's Villa Sachsen Grand Culture Center in Bingen held an Open Day on September 12. The event attracted over 1,200 visitors. Originally built in 1843, Villa Sachsen has changed ownership several times over the course of its 167-year history. It was renovated and re-opened ... read more

Culture | Sep 7 2010

SGI-Brazil Brass Bands and Fife-and-Drum Corps Celebrate Brazil Independence Day

SGI-Brazil Brass Bands and Fife-and-Drum Corps Celebrate Brazil Independence Day

To commemorate Brazil's Independence Day, SGI-Brazil's young men's Taiyo (Sun) Brass Band and young women's Nova Era (New Era) Fife-and-Drum Corps participated in parades throughout the country on September 7. ... read more

Culture | Sep 5 2010

Folk Instruments Exhibition Held at Min-On Concert Association

Folk Instruments Exhibition Held at Min-On Concert Association

From July 18 to September 5, 2010, the Min-On Concert Association in Tokyo, Japan, opened an exhibition showcasing various folk instruments from around the world. Consisting of approximately 100 instruments and panels describing the origins and characteristics of the instruments, the exhibition aimed to educate children and their parents about world ... read more

Culture | Aug 29 2010

Guitars Galore at SGI-UK's Taplow Court

Guitars Galore at SGI-UK's Taplow Court

The year's second Guitars Galore concert was held at the Ikeda New Century Hall at SGI-UK's Taplow Court Grand Culture Center in Berkshire, UK, on August 29, 2010. Approximately 400 SGI-UK members, guests and visitors attended. The concert included 19 performances ranging from solo classical pieces to rock and jazz. Performers ... read more

Culture | Aug 29 2010

Soka Gakkai Japan-China Youth Friendship Delegation Visits China

Soka Gakkai Japan-China Youth Friendship Delegation Visits China

From August 23-29, 2010, a Soka Gakkai Japan-China Youth Friendship Delegation visited China, marking the 25th year of these exchanges between the two countries. ... read more

Culture | Aug 9 2010

Singapore Soka Association Members Perform in National Day Parade

Singapore Soka Association Members Perform in National Day Parade

On August 9, 2010, members of the Singapore Soka Association (SSA) performed in the 2010 National Day Parade commemorating the 45th year of national independence. Some 27,000 spectators, including Singapore President S.R. Nathan, attended the festival held at Padang Park in downtown Singapore. The 660 SSA women who performed in the ... read more

Culture | Jul 25 2010

"Rock the Era" Festivals

"Rock the Era" Festivals

The festival at the Long Beach Arena was attended by some 16,000 SGI-USA members and guests, while 8,000 came from 20 states to join that held at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion. Temple University’s Liacouras Center hosted some 11,700 people in Philadelphia, and 2,600 converged at the Neal ... read more

Culture | Jul 11 2010

Lijian River School Paintings Shown in Hong Kong and Macau

Lijian River School Paintings Shown in Hong Kong and Macau

From June 11-20, 2010, a painting exhibition containing work from the Lijian River School, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, was shown at the SGI-Hong Kong Culture Center. The show was co-organized and sponsored by the Guangxi Art Institute, Lijian Painting Style Promotion Association and SGI-Hong Kong. The paintings depict scenes of ... read more

Culture | Jun 14 2010

"Victory Over Violence" Tours High Schools in USA with the International Committee of Artists for Peace

"Victory Over Violence" Tours High Schools in USA with the International Committee of Artists for Peace

From April 30 to May 14 and from June 1-14, 2010, the International Committee of Artists for Peace (ICAP), in partnership with "Victory Over Violence," presented the musical "iChoose" at junior and senior high schools throughout New York and New Jersey, USA. With an aim of empowering youth to make positive ... read more

Culture | Jun 6 2010

40th International Children's Painting Exhibition Shown in Malaysia

40th International Children's Painting Exhibition Shown in Malaysia

From May 30 to June 6, 2010, an exhibition entitled "The 40th Taiwanese Travelling Exhibition of International Children's Paintings" was held at the Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) Selangor Culture Center in Klang, Malaysia. The exhibition featured 150 paintings by children from 54 countries. Co-organizers of the exhibition were SGM Selangor, ... read more