Diplomatic: (Princess Takamado inaugurates Calligraphy Exhibition)

ISLAMABAD: Princess Takamado, as the Guest of Honour, inaugurated the Calligraphy Exhibition at the Pakistan Embassy in Tokyo.

Lt. General (Retd) Humayun Bangash, Ambassador to Japan, who is the Patron of the Calligraphic Association of Pakistan, displayed his calligraphy art work at the Embassy.

Amongst the guests who attended the Exhibition were from the Diplomatic Corps, Parliamentarians, Corporate Executives, the academia and the media, says a press release received here on Monday from Tokyo.

Princess Takamado praised the art of calligraphy, drawing comparisons with traditional Japanese calligraphy. She appreciated the beauty of the calligraphy and understood the meaning through the Japanese translations which had been placed alongside the paintings.

The Ambassador in welcoming the Princess Takamado, who is recognized as the premier Japanese Patron of the Arts, noted that this was the first time that an Art Exhibition had been inaugurated by a member of the Imperial Family at the Embassy.

Ambassador Bangash in his comments also expressed deep appreciation for the Princess Takamado. He explained the calligraphic art work in detail to the Princess. After touring the Exhibition the Princess Takamado enjoyed some Pakistani foods.

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