Alienum phaedrum torquatos nec eu, vis detraxit periculis ex, nihil expetendis in mei. Mei an pericula euripidis, hinc partem.

Call us +356 4640 3304


MJCC / Blog  / Japan Arts Festival 2023

Japan Arts Festival 2023

The Japan Arts Festival in Malta was held between the 12th and 14th May 2023 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta.

This year was the sixth edition of this artistic event organized by the Japan Europe Palace Art Association bringing together 335 works done by 226 artists from all over Japan. 
The exhibited works were executed in different media ranging from oil to acrylics, from calligraphy to water colours, from photography to sculptures.
The exhibition also included 30 works of Maltese artists which later on this year will be presented in an exhibition to be held at the Metropolitan Theatre in Ikebukuro from the 14th to the 17th September 2023.

As in previous years the curator of this impressive exhibition was renowned artist Joseph Barbara who is a member of the executive committee of JEPAA as well as a member of the committee of the Malta Japan Chamber of Commerce.
The inauguration of the Japan Arts Festival 2023 was held at the same venue on Friday 12th May and also featured pieces of Japanese music played by a string trio.
Addressing the guests were Dr. Michael Farrugia MP, Chairman for the Constitution of Bills Committee, Mr. Geoffrey Debono, Hon. Consul of Japan in Malta, Mr. Yogi Yasuhiro, Director of JEPAA in Tokyo, Ms. Kart in Susanne Schmidt, Member of the Executive Committee JEPAA in Germany and Mr. Joseph Barbara himself.

Present among the guests were also Mr. Anthony Micallef, President of MJCC together with other committee members, members of the Malta Japan Association and distinguished guests from the local artistic milieu.

The programme also presented Japanese musical pieces from different parts of Japan coordinated by Mro. Manoel Pirotta.
The evening was concluded by the presentation of artworks from several Japanese artists to be donated to the Malta Community Chest Fund.