Eleven hundred visitors on the Reykjavík Cultural Night the 18th of August

2012-08-18 20.24.07

A great number of people visited the exhibition on the 18th of August, a day devoted to cultural events in Reykjavík. Parents came with their children, young people and old took time at the exhibition to read and

Members of the Origami Iceland society and Japanese people living in Iceland helped young guests fold paper cranes.

In the afternoon Japanese living in Iceland read for children the story of Katsuji Yoshida who was a young boy at the bombing of Nagasaki. Later in his life when he participated in events aiming at warning about atomic weapons and demanding their elimination, he used to say: “The fundamentals of peace is to understand the pain and sufferings of others.”

In the evening a group of Japanese offered guests green tea with rice crackers.