Russian-Japanese Youth Art Incubator at USU: matryoshka dolls, team building and new projects
On May 16, on the Embankment of the Sviyaga River, the events within the
framework of the Russian-Japanese art-incubator have been going all day. USU
students met their peers from universities in Japan.
Young people arrived in Ulyanovsk according to the
program of the “Japanese Spring on the Volga” festival which is taking place
these days, one of whose days was entirely devoted to youth policy.
At the opening ceremony of the forum, the guests were welcomed by the Deputy Minister for Development of International and Interregional Relations of the Ulyanovsk Region, Diana Covela, the Deputy Minister of Youth Development of the Ulyanovsk Region, Kirill Valov, the USU Vice-Rector for External Relations and Youth Policy, Tatyana Kirillova.
“Recently, the governor of the Ulyanovsk region, Sergei Morozov, has met with the governor of Ibaraki Prefecture, Mr. Oigawa,” said Diana Covela. - They discussed a number of issues, including cultural and humanitarian cooperation and youth exchanges. I am sure that the event that is happening today at Ulyanovsk State University will be the beginning of new relations between the youth of Ulyanovsk and Japan.
Students from Japan made an excursion around the campus of USU, got acquainted with creative, scientific, innovative sites, took part in teamwork training. The spotlight was the interactive program “Culture and traditions of the peoples of the Ulyanovsk region”. The guests listened to traditional “Kalinka” and other folk songs performed by the ensemble of the department of musical and instrumental art, conducting and music science Cantabile under the guidance of Natalia Kirdyanova and students of the Faculty of Culture and Art (FCA), and tasted the Russian loaf of bread. During the games based on the old folk entertainments, the Japanese tried to jump over a symbolic bonfire, choose a girl with a blindfold, lead round dances and streams. And the guys painted matryoshka dolls and wooden spoons.
Residents of the incubator presented their projects, exchanged experience and discussed possible ideas for joint implementation.
Video from the opening ceremony .