On the weekend of 23 to 24 January, the now eleventh Japan Festival Berlin took place in the Urania. As in all previous years had also this year the Sumi-e champion Rita Böhm their information and sales booth directly behind the entrance.
The interest in Sumi-e in general and to the works exhibited was huge. The booth was almost constantly under siege.
In the event platforms Rita Böhm gave on both days samples of her painting. This Sumi-e demonstrations also found enormous response, the halls were partly crowded.