- Tea, Flower, Guqin, Fragrance – The Eastern Aesthetic Life
- April 25, 2019 | 18:30 to 20:00
The TCS and the China Cultural Center co-hosted the “Tea, Flower, Guqin, Fragrance – The Eastern Aesthetic Life” cultural event at the TCS International Conference Hall, on April 25, 2019.
Distinguished guests included, Ambassador LAPISATEPUN Singtong from the Thai Embassy, Ambassador HORIN Olexander and Mrs. TYMOSHENKO Natalia from the Embassy of Ukraine, Mr. NISHIOKA Tatsushi, Minister/Director from the Japanese Embassy (Public Information & Cultural Center),Ms. PYO Junghwa, Director and Ms. HAHN Sujin, First Secretary of Public Diplomacy Division, ROK MOFA, as well as the representatives from the ASEAN-Korea Centre.
The first half of the event began with opening remarks by the TCS Secretary General LEE Jong-heon, followed by Mr WANG Yanjun, Cultural Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Korea and Director of China Cultural Center.
The Japanese and Korean flower arrangement performance created a serene atmosphere, presenting the delicate yet dynamic nature of the East Asian culture. The Chinese tea performance was accompanied by a beautiful melody of the guqin (Chinese traditional instrument) and the calming scent of incense.
The second half of the event was comprised of the Japanese and Korean tea making performance and detailed explanation by the tea masters. The three performances allowed the audience to see the differing yet aesthetically common nature of the three countries’ culture.