Lafcadio Hearn Days 2019

On the occasion of the celebration of the birth anniversary of Lafcadio Hearn, the Cultural Center of Lefkada organizes a two-day cultural event on June 26 and 27, 2019 at the Lafcadio Hearn Historical Center in Lefkada.

The program of events is as follows:

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

 Inauguration of the exhibition, Yakumo Koizumi where clouds are born.

Welcome addresses.

Presentation of Documents, Greece.japan com.

Speech by the Education Attache of the Embassy ofJapan on the 120 Years of Greek-Japanese Diplomatic Relations.

Nikos Anastasiou, Journalist – General Secretary of Hellenic-Japanese Association, “We have much to learn from the Country of the Rising Sun”.

Panagiotis Agrios, President of Japan Festival, “Greece meets Japan for a day”

Maria Genitsariou, “Pre-war Japan through the eyes of eminent Greek visitors”. Quotes from the rare speeches of the Academics A. Andreadis, S. Skipi, and Professor Inas Metaxa.

Dimitrios Vassiliadis, President of Hellenic-Indian Society for Culture and Development, “India and Buddhism in the writings of Lafcadio Hearn”.

Japanese Dance Theater (Angelos Sikelianos GardenTheater).

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Narration in the exhibition

Stelios Papalexandropoulos, “Variations in worship and criticism on Hearn’s work”.

Students who traveled to Japan for the World Tsunami Summit: Japan for the first time.

Music High School of Ilion-(Lyceum Classes), Educational program “The hospitable heart of Lafcadio Hearn”,

Ioanna Philippa, “Lefkada-Shinjuku: 30 Years of Friendship”,

Tea ceremony,

Japanese Dance Theater (Angelos Sikelianos Garden Theater).

The Japanese Makoto dance choir will give lectures, presentations, and demonstrations from June 24 until June 29, 2019, at the Lafcadio Hern Historical Center.