Another reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme day for December is Gift.
Today I have another in the Ottawa Welcomes The World embassy series, taking place at Lansdowne Park. Japan was the subject of this one.
Inside there was plenty of information on tourism and investment, art, food, and other activities.
Hanging from the balcony overhead were tenugui towels.
I arrived early, as things were just getting underway and people were gathering.
This art caught my eye.
As did the traditional Japanese horticultural skills of floral arrangement and bonsai.
The ambassador opened up the day's activities from the stage.
He was followed by singers, singing in a classical style that nonetheless had a strongly Japanese feel.