'Picture Japan' Painting Competition

The Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh will again be running the painting competition, ‘Picture Japan’.

‘Picture Japan’ was created to encourage Primary school-aged children to think about Japan and its culture, and help to strengthen the friendship and understanding between Scotland and Japan.

Participating children are requested to paint or draw a picture of something that interests them about Japan (anything from sushi, samurai and shrines to sumo wrestling! - Inspiration can be found on Kids Web Japan, a website sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to introduce Japanese culture and society to children:


Copies of the poster and competition details can also be sent to interested parties by post.

Entries should be submitted by 27th April 2015 to the address below:

‘Picture Japan’ Competition

Consulate General of Japan
2 Melville Crescent
Edinburgh EH3 7HW

Queries regarding the competition should be addressed to Jessica at info@ed.mofa.go.jp or by direct tel: 0131 247 3518

Winning entries will be exhibited at the ‘Japan Children’s Day’event on 9th May at St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh.