An exhibition titled, ‘Beautiful Iran,’ officially opened in Tokyo, on the sidelines of the Olympics, with the presence of Iranian Minister of Sports and Youth Massoud Soltanifar and Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Kōichi Hagiuda.

Chief of Iran’s National Olympic Committee Seyed Reza Salehi-Amiri also attended the event.

The exhibition is underway for ten days, from July 26 to August 6, at the Iranian Embassy in Tokyo to introduce Iranian arts, culture and handicrafts.

Hagiuda said, “Last December, I met my Iranian counterpart to sign a sports deal and now I am happy that I see Iran’s Minister of Sports and Youth again.”

“For many people in my country, Iran is a rich dreamland and this exhibition is a good opportunity for the people of my country to get to know Iran.”

“The Olympics are a cultural festival and Japan wants to take advantage of this cultural opportunity during the Olympics.”

Salehi-Amiri presented the Jaam-e Arjan (Arjan bowl), the symbol of the Iranian sports delegation at the Olympics, to the Japanese minister.  

Iran’s Ambassador to Tokyo Morteza Rahmani-Movahed also said, “As the representative of my country, I am pleased to host people at the opening ceremony of the ‘Beautiful Iran’ exhibition.”

The Iranian envoy added: “This exhibition is a small manifestation of the historical and cultural greatness of Islamic Iran in the context of human history and civilization. The two nations of Iran and Japan have made great contribution to its preservation for more than a thousand years.”

  Source: Iran Daily