ZAGREB, Nov 10 (Croatia Sun News) – Japan Day was marked at the Mimara Museum in Zagreb ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo next year.
The event was organised by the Japanese Embassy and was addressed by Ambassador Misako Kaji, Croatian Olympic Committee (HOO) Chairman Zlatko Matesa and Croatian Paralympic Committee Chairman Ratko Kovacic.
Olympic contender Tin Srbic (gymnastics) and potential contenders Kristina Tomic (taekwondo) and Ana Lenard (karate) spoke about the Olympic Games, while Paralympics contenders Helena Dretar, Pavao Jozic (both table tennis) and Damir Juren (boccia) presented the Paralympic Games.
The Croatia House in Tokyo, organised on the premises of the Croatian Embassy, was presented by the HOO assistant secretary-general for marketing, Ranko Cetkovic.
The event attracted great attention from members of the public, who waited in long queues to take pictures of themselves in traditional Japanese costumes, drink tea and familiarise themselves with the arts of ikebana and origami.