Friday, March 23, 2007

Japanese Festival

We got an Opportunity to go to ' Japan Cultural Festival' conducted by Jawahar Lal Nehru University at their Delhi campus on 19th March'07. Over there we attended the 'Ikebana'( Japanese Flower Arrangement) workshop given by Dr.Veena Das. It was very Interesting as generally it is assumed that flower arrangement should be done with loads of flowers. The more the better. But, there we learned that beauty can also be created by just two or three sticks of flowers or only with leaves and even stems. This was indeed a very refreshing idea.

We also got a chance to have Tempura ( Japanese "Pakoda") and Yakitori ( Grilled Chicken) using chopsticks. Apart from this there was an exhibition going on, displaying various Japanese arts and craft items. We tried writing with the traditional calligraphy brush also. Although we were not able to attend all but other activities going on were Japanese movies, dances, Origami, Chopstick contest which our students liked very much.

These kinds of cultural festivals are good opportunities for all the people interested in learning Japanese culture.

Contributed by: Shikha Sharma, Gunjan Jain, Tanushree Mitra

2 comments:

Shilpa Matta said...

"KIZUNA"..d Japnese Festival at JNU.."BANDHAN" as they say..a superb platform to bring d Asian culture on such a beautiful tie ..visited wid 5 f my other frens..Shashank..Lakshay,Ramnika,Pooja,Amit..saw Origami,Ikebana-the flower arrangement and the plays..Tasted the Japanese Tempura..Awesome!!

Shashank said...

awesome place with awesome experience thats KIZUNA was all about for me..
plays, ikebana, origami and above all JAPANESE FOOD..
mindblowing...

nice way to know the foreign culture....
hope i get more chances like this....