The opening ceremony of the photography show “Qhapaq Ñan: The Everlasting Inca Road System” was held on Saturday, June 8th. Guests included the Peruvian Consul-General in Tokyo as well as the Peruvian Consul-General in Nagoya. After opening remarks was given by President Takeshi Matsuda, members in attendance were introduced, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony.
“This exhibit is an opportunity for us to strive towards building stronger bonds for peace with Latin American countries,” said President Matsuda, as Mr. Antonio Pedro Miranda Sisniegas, the Peruvian Consul-General in Nagoya, said, “We are sincerely thankful to the people of the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies who have graciously opened the door to their University Museum of Cultures, and sharing our passion to show the Qhapaq Ñan to the people of Kyoto.”
A private viewing and reception were held after the ceremony, and guests enjoyed viewing the 25 photography pieces that captured the extensive road system of over 30,000 kilometers which supported the ancient Inca Empire.
The photography exhibit “Qhapaq Ñan: The Everlasting Inca Road System” is held from Monday, June 10th to Saturday, July 27th.