Dignitaries in Japan Wish the Divine Performing Arts Complete Success (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) The Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular performance has recently opened in Tokyo, Japan. Dignitaries from various fields of Japanese society sent congratulation letters wishing the performance a complete success. They also thanked the Divine Performing Arts for bringing the traditional Chinese culture of pure compassion and pure beauty to the people of Japan. Below are some greetings and congratulatory letters.Yasuhide Nakayama, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs and Member of the House of Representatives
After having learned that Divine Performing Arts will grace the stage of NHK Osaka Hall, I express the sincerest congratulations to this event.
I learned that the Divine Performing Arts has received a great number of invitations world-wide for the Chinese Spectacular, and the performance can't honor all of those invitations, yet the Chinese Spectacular finally came to Osaka, which makes me feel lucky and enormously joyful.
China's 5,000-year history and culture are gaining increasing understanding and acknowledgment throughout the world, which represents exploration of the essence of the profound Chinese culture summarized by "peace," "harmony," "elegance," and "righteousness." The Chinese Spectacular will certainly endow many people with renewed hope and dreams. I believe this glorious delight will leave us with ever-lasting exhilaration.
Since I am the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, I have had many chances to visit abroad. No matter where I go, I see Chinatowns and Chinese people working hard to preserve Chinese culture while assimilating to the local culture and customs. I sincerely admire their efforts.
The Chinese Spectacular exhibits the essence of Chinese culture and far transcends race, territory and culture, allowing people to enlighten to the essence of a profound spiritual culture universal to all of mankind. Please allow me to greet this grand event and wish it even more prosperity.Koichiro Ichimura, Member of House of Representatives
I sincerely congratulate the Divine Performing Arts before the opening of the Chinese Spectacular.
I was blessed with the good fortune to have watched the performance presented by Divine Performing Arts last year. The innovation and beauty in the dances touched me deeply.
The same feeling is still fresh and vivid in my mind, and I have no choice but to again admire the profundity of Chinese culture and history.
At the same time, I hope more Japanese people can watch this performance, become inspired and bring a renaissance of our own culture
Therefore, I sincerely wish the public performances by the Divine Performing Arts a tremendous success.Saburou Kawamoto, Member of House of Representatives
The winter is gone and spring has returned to the world. Today, we gather here to enjoy the beauty brought to us by the Chinese Spectacular and I hereby send my sincere greetings before the grand performance.
At the time of the Chinese New Year, I also send my greetings and good wishes to the members of New Tang Dynasty Television in Japan, and others who have worked hard for this cause.
I hope everyone who attends this performance will thoroughly enjoy the music, dance, costumes and other beautiful feasts for the senses brought to us by the glorious Tang Dynasty culture. I wish all of you a happy and meaningful evening.
In the end, I wish the Divine Performing Arts a glorious success, and happiness and health to everyone!
Takashi Otsuka, member of House of Representatives
Takashi Otsuka, member of House Representatives
Congratulatory letter by Takashi Otsuka
This is the second time the grand Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular has opened in Osaka, and I sincerely send my best wishes.
The sumptuous and elegant culture and beautiful art that originated during great Tang Dynasty is displayed before us through the Chinese Spectacular, which I think is very meaningful for the people of Japan.
I firmly believe that it is an inevitable trend for China and Japan, both Asian countries and friendly nations, to strengthen our friendly relations during the development of all fields in the world.
I wish the Divine Performing Arts prosperity and success, and health and happiness to everyone in the Chinese Spectacular!Yoshihiro Seki, Member of House of Representatives
New Tang Dynasty TV's Chinese New Year Spectacular has received wide praise from all over the world. I am truly happy that the Divine Performing Arts can give their performance in Japan this year.
Like the fragrant atmosphere from the ancient Tang Dynasty, the Chinese Spectacular seemingly brings us the vibrant spirit of spring.
I wish the performance a complete success!
Fumiaki Matsumoto, Member of House of Representatives
I am very happy the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular will come to Japan in 2008.
When the Divine Performing Arts first debuted in the US in 2004, there were only five shows, but it grew quickly. This year, it has become a world-class artistic feast with 220 shows.
As we all know, China has been single-mindedly pursuing economic growth in the recent years, and the end result is overwhelming. Japan had a similar experience in the past and ignored the preservation and development of traditional native culture as we transitioned toward a major economic entity.
What is true prosperity? It's not just financial success but preserving the jewels of a country's traditional culture so every citizen feels proud and spiritually wealthy. I think every Chinese active in various fields in the world has realized the importance of spiritual wealth, which has led to the existence and growth of the Chinese Spectacular.
Hereby, I earnestly look forward to seeing in Japan the essence of traditional Chinese culture--the Divine Performing Arts.Yasuhiro Oe, Member of the House of Councilors
Chinese friends active in all corners of the world: Happy New Year!
This year is the second time Japan is hosting the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular. I feel very happy that I am able to see the performance. I wish everyone a wonderful New Year.Yokoyama Masato, Yokohama City Council Member
Yokoyama Masato, member of Yokohama City Council
I congratulate the success of the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular in Japan, as it brings traditional Chinese culture of pure compassion and pure beauty to modern people.
I also hope the songs, melodies and dances of the Chinese Spectacular will touch more people.
Obata Masao, Yokohama City Council Member
Happy New Year! My name is Obata Masao, and I am a member of the Yokohama City Council.
I heard that the Divine Performing Arts will visit many parts of Japan in February and present a grand Chinese Spectacular. Like everyone else, I'm eagerly awaiting the great performance to come.
I believe this grand celebration will not only restore 5,000-years of traditional Chinese culture that has been destroyed by the Chinese Communist regime, but also help it blossom and bear fruit in the future. I also firmly believe this grand event is a great venue to contribute to world peace.
Tenmoku Itirou Kaname, Member of Musashimurayama City Council
Greetings! I'm very happy to see the public performance of Divine Performing Arts this year. Falun Gong promotes Truth-Compassion-Tolerance, spiritual improvement and achieving a peaceful world. I believe we can all feel such warmth from the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular.
The Chinese Communist Party's terrorist activities not only in Uighur and Tibet, but also inner China are known throughout the world. I hope its totalitarian rule will end as soon as possible, so a society that respects conscience and justice will be realized in China and true friendship can be established between China and Japan.Takao Miida, Kshiwazaki City Councilor
I sincerely congratulate the Divine Performing Arts presenting the Chinese Spectacular in Japan this year. This year, the Olympics will also take place in China, and the entire world will pay even more attention to China. Undoubtedly, the Chinese Spectacular will also be the center of attention.
We, the Japanese people, are also observing China, to put it more accurately, the state of China under Communist rule. We realize keenly that the cultures of all ethnic groups in China have been greatly destroyed.
However, Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular not only preserves the flavor of traditional Chinese culture but also blends modern styles, radiating with the beauty of "fortitude" and "tenderness" that transcends race and national borders. Therefore, it's not too much to call the Divine Performing Arts the authentic Chinese culture of tradition and progress.
I deem it most appropriate for the Divine Performing Arts to perform at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, which serves to present China's true image.
I look forward to the Chinese Spectacular in Japan, and I also hope for the day when China's true face is restored.
Mr. Tanaka, Member of Nara City Council
There are Chinese elements in the roots of Japanese culture, which makes the Divine Performing Arts endearing to me. I warmly welcome the arrival of the Chinese Spectacular.Fujii Satohiro, Member of Hyogo Council
I respectfully wish the grand performances of the Divine Performing Arts a complete success.
This is the first time I will attend a Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular. I believe that through this exquisite artistic show, the future of China-Japan friendship will unfurl before us. Please allow me to toast to the feast of beauty and peace!
Writer Sakurai Yuko
Writer Sakurai Yuko
The colorful stage, graceful dances and overflowing energy bring us vitality and a soothing mood.
I sincerely wish the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular a consummate success.Balint Kosa, Chief of Hungary Tourism Bureau in Japan
Balint Kosa, chief of Hungary Tourism Bureau in Japan
First, I respectfully wish everyone a happy new year.
I sincerely congratulate the grand opening of the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular. I am truly happy that we can embrace such a spectacular performance at the time of the Chinese New Year.
I will feel honored if one day the Divine Performing Arts can introduce the great traditional Chinese culture in my home country of Hungary.
I wish everyone health and joy at work!
Edouard Tripkovic Katayama, Croatia Tourism Bureau in Japan
I sincerely congratulate the grand opening of the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular.
The name of NTDTV comes from "Tang Dynasty," when the Chinese culture reached its peak. NTDTV shoulders the responsibility of preserving an ancient culture and history.
After several thousand years, traditional art is now combined with innovative music, art, costumes and technology through the hard work of various artists at the Divine Performing Arts, which is now being shown on Japanese stages. I feel very happy about that.
Similar to Japan, my country, the Republic of Croatia also has traditional art and music that has been passed down since the ancient times and is still kept alive. I hope different countries can increase their exchange and understanding through culture.
I sincerely wish the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular success, and I hope that the Divine Performing Arts will take an even more active role in the future.