Indian Cultural Centre, Tokyo

Dr. Karan Singh, the President of ICCR, inaugurated the Cultural Centre, Tokyo at a star-studded India Evening on 25 September 2009. To mark the auspicious beginning of the Centre, its inauguration commenced with the chanting of shlokas in Sanskrit by a group of young Japanese. This new Cultural Centre is located in the premises of the Embassy of India in Tokyo in the sylvan surroundings of cherry blossom trees and is adjoining the Imperial Palace. In terms of both architecture and functionality, this Centre seeks to develop the concept of an “Open Embassy” by making cultural outreach an integral part of India’s official presence in Japan.

This Centre is fully equipped to project India’s enormous 'Soft Power' among the Japanese public at large. It offers ultra-modern facilities for courses in Indian music, dance and yoga and for the organization of art exhibitions, film shows, seminars and workshops. The Embassy’s library, with its collection of books going back to the 1950’s, has also been located in ICC. The Council has deputed one Indian Yoga teacher and a teacher for vocal classical music who can also teach the Tabla. Besides, two other local teachers have been appointed by the Centre to teach Odissi & Bharatanatyam dance forms.

Prof. Siddharth Singh
Indian Cultural Centre, Tokyo
Embassy of India
2-2-11 Kudan Minami
Chiyoda Ku,
Tokyo-1020074, Japan
008180-32144737 (M)