Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia participates at the charity event Ikebana International Fair
On Monday, December 12, the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo participated in the charity event Ikebana International Fair. The honorary patron of the event is Japanese Imperial Princess Takamado. She traditionally addresses the participants and officially opens the fair. Before opening ceremony, she pays a courtesy visit to the exhibitors and symbolically participates to the event proceeds by purchasing different products.
At the initiative of the wife of the Dutch ambassador to Japan, the Netherlands, Estonia, France, Sweden, Croatia, the EU Representation and Slovenia took part at the 'EU Spouses Group' exhibition table. The husband of the chargé d'affaires at the Slovenian embassy, Mr. Jure Vodnik, participated with a selection of Slovenian homemade pastries and walnut cakes, as well as with a selection of Slovenian wines and honey.
The Ikebana International Fair has a long history and is extremely popular in Tokyo. It attracts thousands of visitors, and in addition to embassies, many Japanese and international companies are also present at the fair. This time, the event was also attended by the Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, and the wife of the Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi. The proceeds are intended for charitable purposes, namely to help victims of natural disasters in Japan. Every year, an exhibition of ikebana and flower arrangements of major ikebana schools in Japan takes place at the same time at the venue.