Tokyo: Representative of Liaison office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for Japan and East Asia, Dr Arya Tsewang Gyalpo, visited Jorinji Temple in Tokyo on 21 March where Chinese artist Master Tai Kan exhibited his suiboku-ga, ink-painting works. Master Tai Kan has done 86 paintings of Chinese, Uigyur, Taiwanese, Hongkonger, Tibetan, and Mongolian persons, who had challenged the Chinese communist regime and sacrificed their lives under the repressive regime.
Ven Hayashi Shue of the Temple and Master Tai Kan welcomed Representative Dr Arya to the exhibition hall. Master Tai Kan explained how he is trying to raise awareness to the Japanese and international community about the brutal and atrocious nature of the CCP regime. He expressed pride and appreciation for Chinese civilisation and Chinese people but lamented that the dictatorial communist leadership was destroying this great civilisation and the good nature of the people. He said Chinese people suffer as much as the people of other occupied regions.
Master Tai Kan has done the painting of Jamphel Yeshi, a young Tibetan boy, who committed self-immolation in Delhi, India, in March 2012, two days before Chinese President Hu Jintao’s scheduled arrival in Delhi for the BRICS summit. The painting of Liu Xiaobo, a 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner, was also displayed along with his wife.
Representative Dr Arya congratulated Master Tai Kan on his works and thanked him for his effort and dedication in spreading the messages of these brave people who had challenged the injustice of the Chinese communist regime. He explained that Tibetans are not anti-China; they are not against Chinese people; they are against the colonial and discriminatory policy of the Chinese Communist Party. Dr Arya also informed them of the destruction of Buddhist statues and schools in Tibet and the recent demolition of religious sites in the Kham Drago region.
Ven Kobayashi Shue, Vice Chairman of Japan’s Buddhist Association Super Samgha; Kalden Obara, Tibetan Community Chairman; and Shin Harimoto of the Epoch Times, participated in the discussion. Harimoto explained the atrocities committed by the CCP regime on the Falun gong practitioners.
Master Tai Kan informed the gathering about his plan to publish a book on human rights violations by the CCP regime. In addition, he said he would work on the painting of all the Tibetans who had committed self-immolation to have their voice heard and bring international awareness on what is happening in Tibet and China.
Dr Arya presented the book, “CCP’s 100 Atrocities in Tibet”, published by Asukashinsha, to Master Tai Kan and Shin Harimoto and promised to work with them for peace and democracy in China and the occupied regions.
-Filed by the Office of Tibet, Japan