Special exhibition on East Asian kite culture opens in Weifang, east China
BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A special exhibition on East Asian kite culture was recently launched at the Weifang World Kite Museum in Weifang, East China’s Shandong Province, to mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of Culture City of East Asia, a program launched jointly by China, Japan and South Korea in 2013 to promote cultural exchanges and cooperation in the East Asian region by nominating one or two cities from each country Cities of East Asian Culture.
The exhibition, which focuses on the theme of cultural exchanges in East Asia, aims to strengthen cultural exchanges between cities named East Asian Culture Cities and comprehensively present the cultural characteristics of these cities.
With the kite collections of the Weifang World Kite Museum, the event offered visitors the opportunity to gain a good understanding of the historical origin and evolution of China’s kite culture and admire refined and featured kites from home and abroad.
A special exhibition area has been set up at the expo for East Asian Culture Cities. The exhibitions in the area showed visitors the characteristics of kite culture and beautiful kites in Japan and South Korea, and brought visitors closer to the charms of the 13 Chinese cities which were designated as the East Asian cultures as well as Weifang’s efforts. to win the honorary title.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition was held on the morning of July 2. It brought together officials including Di Bo, vice-mayor of Weifang, Cao Lizhong, deputy secretary-general of Weifang City People’s Government, Tian Yiming, deputy head of the publicity department of Weifang Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China. (CPC) and Quan Wensong, head of Weifang Municipal Culture and Tourism Bureau.
The exhibition was co-organized by the Publicity Department of the CPC Weifang Municipal Committee and the Weifang Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism under the leadership of the Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, and organized jointly by the Weifang World Kite Museum and museums in China’s 13 cities designated as East Asian cultural cities, including Quanzhou, Qingdao, Ningbo, Changsha, Harbin, Xi’an, Yangzhou, Shaoxing, Dunhuang, Jinan, Wenzhou , Chengdu and Meizhou. The municipal bureau of culture and tourism of the 13 cities provided support and assistance to the organizers to help hold the event.