In the weekend of 28-29 October, the EGCC hosted a combined exhibiton of ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) and shodō (Japanese calligraphy), organised by Ikebana Ikenobo Chapter Nederland and Hanamoji Kalligrafie Nederland.
Experts in both arts were present and explained the different types of flower arrangements and scrolls that were on show. Noriko van der Linden-Momose, Geeske Jansen, Arie Huisman, Francien Koppelaar, Tini van de Wetering and Shigemi Ekhart provided live ikebana demonstrations for the audience.
On Saturday afternoon the exhibition was visited by special guest Mrs. Midori Inomata, wife to the Japanese ambassador in the Netherlands.Read More.
From Friday 20 to Sunday 22 October the European Go Cultural Centre organised several events in celebration of our 25th anniversary. The centre piece was the EGCC Anniversary Go Tournament, which took place in the weekend and was dominated by German resident Seong-jin Kim 8d. In a field of 87 players from 15 different countries, of which no less than 38 were dan players, Korean-born Kim defeated all opposition. Second place was claimed by Artem Kachanovskyi 1p (Ukraine) and third place went to Lukáš Podpěra 7d (Czech Republic).Read More.
On Friday 20 October, the EGCC organised a Teachers' Day for European go teachers. A total of 18 go enthusiasts from 7 different countries took part in the seminars, discussions and brainstorming sessions.
In the evening, a special reception took place to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the centre. Employees, former staff, sponsors, loyal users of the building and people that have been important for the EGCC throughout the years were all invited.
Several distinguished guests were also present and opened the event with congratulative speeches:
- Mr. Hiroshi Yamashiro, vice-president of the Nihon Ki-in (Japanese Go Association).
- Mrs. Setsuko Kawahara, minister of the Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands.
- Mrs. Maaike van Veeningen, alderman of the city of Amstelveen.
- Mr. Kenji Saito, chairman of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce (JCC) in the Netherlands.
- Mr. Martin Stiassny, president of the European Go Federation.
- Mr. Han Ellenbroek, president of the Dutch Go Association.
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