Social Dinner at the G7 Hiroshima Summit (Summary)

May 20, 2023

[Provisional translation]

On May 20, during the second day of the G7 Hiroshima Summit, Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio and his spouse Mrs. KISHIDA Yuko hosted a social dinner for the leaders of G7, the invited guest countries, the representatives of international organizations, and their spouses as part of their hospitality to enjoy Japanese culture, food and cutting-edge technology.

  1. The dinner featured a Japanese-style space with tradition and cutting-edge technology such as a bamboo and ikebana arrangement by Ms. TESHIGAHARA Akane, the Grand Master of the Sogetsu school, digital artwork that imitated stepping stones, a "tsukubai" (a Japanese stone wash basin) using water and digital technology, and a performance of the Koto by Ms. ENOKIDO Fuyuki, a musician of Ikuta school.
  2. The dinner also featured a demonstration of Hiroshima Kagura, and Noh performance by Mr. KANZE Saburota, who is the heir of Mr. KANZE Kiyokazu, the 26th Grand Master of the Kanze school and Mr. SAKAGUCHI Takanobu of the school. These performances expressed prayers for world prosperity and peace.
  3. The leaders of state and heads of international organizations as well as their spouses enjoyed a variety of Japanese dishes in a friendly atmosphere with the demonstration using projection mapping presented by NAKED, INC. They also enjoyed a hospitality of tea ceremony prepared by Mr. SEN Soshitsu, the 16th Grand Master (Iemoto) of Urasenke.

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