Bengaluru

A habba to explore Japanese culture

If you want to hear Japanese nationals singing Kannada songs and performing Kannada skits, head to Japan Habba on Sunday at St. Joseph’s College Auditorium. Not just that, one can also experience the popular Japanese culture at the tea-ceremony demonstration, try on yukata, the traditional Japanese attire, or take part in ikebana arrangements, and walk the ramp at the kimono fashion show.

The Japan Habba that started 13 years ago as a modest cultural festival of the Department of Japanese Language at Bangalore University has grown into a mammoth festivity organised by the Japan Habba Trust that attracts more than 5,000 visitors each year.

“Our aim is to aid the India–Japan bilateral ties by creating opportunities for experiencing Japanese culture, language and food,” said Junichi Kawaue, Acting Consul General, Consulate-General of Japan, in Bengaluru.

The Ambassador of Japan to India will inaugurate the event while renowned Japanese taiko drummer Ryutaro Kaneko and shinobue flautist Yasukazu Kano and Japanese pop songs expert Shiho Rainbow would be performing at the event.

Why you should pay for quality journalism - Click to know more

Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Apr 3, 2020 4:24:44 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/A-habba-to-explore-Japanese-culture/article17289943.ece

Next Story