An important role in the Manggha Museum’s programme is played by scholarly activity, also of international significance. Lectures and conferences held at our venue have been delivered and attended by a great number of prominent artists and scholars from all over the world, not the least from Japan. It is also noteworthy that the meetings of our Academy of Japanese Cinema, which always include a film showing, enjoy unwavering interest.
All these are complemented by performances, demonstrations and workshops for viewers and participants of all ages, which offer opportunities to become acquainted with many different aspects of the Japanese culture in a very friendly and instructive way. The tea ceremony, bonsai, suiseki, or ikebana are just some of those aspects which can be experienced directly at Manggha. Since the foundation of our institution, we have had opportunities to view various forms of Japanese theatre and listen to Japanese music, both traditional and modern. Akira Matsui, Master Tsuruga Wakasanojō XI (Japan’s Living National Treasure), or Atsushi Takenouchi are only some of the notable artists who have given performances at our museum.