At the opening ceremony on September 14, Ambassador Ishikane thanked OBS’s constant support of the Embassy’s activities. In his opening remarks, the Ambassador said that art and culture are key elements that promote exchanges and mutual understanding between our countries and the work of the OBS goes beyond that of a simple hobby, it brings people together through culture and discussions.
On both days, demonstrations were held in the afternoon to offer an opportunity to increase the interest and deepen understanding of bonsai for visitors.
|Ambassador Ishikane delivering his opening remarks
||Mr. Vianney Leduc, Ottawa Bonsai Society President, giving his remarks
|Mr. Leduc giving a tour of the exhibition to Ambassador and Mrs. Ishikane||Visitors admiring Bonsai
|Demonstration (Oct. 14th)||Demonstration||Demonstration (Oct. 15th)|