President visits Narukawa Art Museum

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President U Htin Kyaw and First Lady Daw Su Su Lwin visit Narukawa Art Museum in Odawara, Japan yesterday. 
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President U Htin Kyaw and First Lady Daw Su Su Lwin visited Narukawa Art Museum in Odawara, Japan and then viewed the night scenes of Tokyo on board a ship yesterday.
The President, the First Lady and their delegation left Kyoto yesterday morning by bullet train to Odawara.
Upon arrival at Narukawa Art Museum in Odawara in the early afternoon, they were welcomed by museum general manager Mr. Katsuyoshi Kohara, who introduced them to artist Hirohiko Hiraiwa and museum officials.
The President and the First Lady observed the displayed paintings and art works and then viewed the natural scenery of Lake Ashi at the foot of Mt. Fuji, Hakone Mountain and Fuji Mountain’s natural scenery from the museum.
Narukawa Art Museum was built with the aim of preserving Japanese art for future generations. The museum displays more than 4,000 paintings by Japanese artists.
Paintings and an arts show are conducted four times a year at the museum, with the natural beauty of Lake Ashi at the foot of Mt. Fuji, Hakone Mountain and Fuji Mountain visible from scenic viewing areas at the museum. More than 6 million visitors visit the museum annually.
The President and the First Lady took a commemorative group photo with museum general manager Mr. Katsuyoshi Kohara and artist Hirohiko Hiraiwa and then exchanged gifts.
They returned to Tokyo by bullet train and attended the dinner party hosted by Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Japanese special envoy for national reconciliation in Myanmar, onboard the Symphony Cruise ship.

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