Japan-Russia Exchange Festival

Since 2015, the International Chodiev Foundation has been the main sponsor of the Russian Culture Days Festival in Japan. This magnificent event is the largest project in the Japan-Russia cultural exchange program in terms of geographic reach and duration.

Guests of the Russian Culture Days can see Russian films, theatre, ballet, art and photography exhibitions, and much more besides. The event features performances from Russia’s crème de la crème, including the Mariinsky Theatre, the Big Moscow Circus, and the Leonid Jacobson Ballet Company, among others.

The Festival lasts for nearly eight months and in 2015, 40 out of 47 Japanese regions hosted festival activities, with 900 Russian performers presenting their art in 92 Japanese cities, performing to a total audience of over one million people.

Since it started, more than 13 million people have now come to see events at the Festival.*

* As at September 2016.