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Culture | Dec 19 2010

Soka Renaissance Vanguard Wins National Competition

Soka Renaissance Vanguard Wins National Competition

From December 18-19, five Soka Gakkai drum and bugle corps participated in the 38th All-Japan Marching Band and Baton Twirling Contest, sponsored by the Japan Marching Band & Baton Twirling Association at the Saitama Super Arena. The Soka Renaissance Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps won the Prime Minister's Cup (top ... read more

Culture | Nov 30 2010

SGI-Togo Members Hold Cultural Festival

SGI-Togo Members Hold Cultural Festival

During November, SGI-Togo youth, who make up more than half of the organization's membership, held a culture festival at the SGI-Togo Center in Lome. ... read more

Culture | Nov 28 2010

Culture Festivals Held in Panama and Chile

Culture Festivals Held in Panama and Chile

Over two days on November 20 and 21, SGI-Panama members put on a culture festival celebrating the 80th anniversary of Soka Gakkai's founding, at the SGI-Panama Culture Center in Panama City. Some 2,400 gathered from surrounding provinces such as Chiriquí and Veragaus and from the city of Colón. The festival ... read more

Culture | Nov 14 2010

Culture Festivals Held in Luxembourg and Belgium

Culture Festivals Held in Luxembourg and Belgium

In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Soka Gakkai, SGI-Luxembourg and Belgium held culture festivals in November. ... read more

Culture | Nov 13 2010

Soka Gakkai Women Take Part in Cultural Exchanges in China

Soka Gakkai Women Take Part in Cultural Exchanges in China

The All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) invited representative Soka Gakkai women to attend China-Japan cultural exchanges in Beijing, Tianjin, Dalian and Shanghai from November 7-13. The visit marked the sixth such exchange between Soka Gakkai and ACWF. On November 8, the Soka Gakkai representatives visited ACWF headquarters where they met with Zou ... read more

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