Japanese cultural extravaganza


Oriental BeatA performance of Taiko

Oriental BeatA performance of Taiko

The 10th edition of Japan Habba will be held at the Mount Carmel Girls College Campus. The mascot for the Habba’s 10th anniversary is the Daruma doll, a traditional handmade Japanese wishing doll, also called the Goal Doll which is supposed to keep one focused on achieving their goals. A special show of Taiko, the ancient Japanese form of percussion, will be performed by the Delhi based Delhi Wadaiko team. Besides Taiko, Japan Habba 2014 will also see some short Japanese plays, demonstrations of Japanese martial arts like Judo, Kendo and Aikido; Bollywood dance by Japanese ladies and children; performances of Japanese songs, and so on. Other event highlights include Japanese tea ceremony; kimono wearing; demonstrations of origami and kirigami; calligraphy; caricature; plays; kanji mehendi; ikebana, anime with cosplay; various stalls, food courts and more.

The event is organized in association with the Japanese Consulate Office in Bangalore, The Japan Foundation New Delhi, Bangalore Nihongo Kyooshi-kai (Japanese Language Teachers Association, Bangalore), Koyo Japanese Speaking Group and the Japanese Association of Bangalore, the event is also supported by the Indo-Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Karnataka) and the Indian Council for Cultural Research (ICCR).

It will take place between 10 am and 5.30 pm at the Mount Carmel Girls College Campus and is open to all. Entry is free

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