Visit to Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum and Shukkeien Garden
(G7 Hiroshima Summit Partners’ Program, Day 3)
On May 21, Mrs. KISHIDA Yuko, the Spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan, hosted the 3rd day of the G7 Summit Partners’ Program in Hiroshima, visiting Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum and Shukkeien Garden together with the partners of the G7 Summit leaders and representatives of invited countries, as outlined below. Among the participants were Mrs. Iriana Joko Widodo, the First Lady of the Republic of Indonesia, Mrs. AZALI Ambari, the First Lady of the Union of the Comoros, Mrs. Kim Keon Hee, the First Lady of the Republic of Korea, Mrs. Janja Lula da Silva, the Spouse of the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Mrs. Britta Ernst, the Spouse of Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mrs. Akshata Murty, the Spouse of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Prof. Dr. Heiko Echter von der Leyen, the Spouse of the President of the European Commission.
- Mrs. Kishida and the partners of Summit leaders and representatives of invited countries and international organizations visited Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum. The party viewed works by the artists Genso Okuda and Sayume Okuda, who were from Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Prefecture.
- The party visited Shukkeien Garden, which is located next to the Prefectural Art Museum. After hearing explanations about lacquerware and maki-e lacquer decoration from Living National Treasure, Mr. MUROSE Kazumi, the participants had the opportunity to experience maki-e painting and decorated sake cups with patterns. Lastly, at Shukkeien Garden, they enjoyed feeding the carp, which are closely associated with Hiroshima.
- Through their cultural experiences at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum and Shukkeien Garden, the participants deepened their understanding of Japanese culture and their friendships with each other.