The Chennai Japan Expo provided a glimpse into Japanese culture and traditions.
What’s it about? Marking 70 years of diplomatic relations between India and Japan, the Chennai Japan Expo at the Firm’s Banquet Hall saw people exploring different aspects of Japanese culture. It was a mixture of art, food, and activities like Japanese calligraphy and origami. Famous brands like Toshiba and Isuzu were also present.
- The second floor showcased traditional clothing and fun games like a ball and cup game called kendama. There were also other activities like martial arts demonstrations and a tea ceremony.
- One of the stalls belonged to Hayakawa Japanese Language School and Cultural Centre. Many Chennai language schools came together to experience Japanese culture.
Who said what? Taga Masayuki, the consul-general of Japan in Chennai, said the event was a mini showcase of Japanese culture. He said the two countries shared a close relationship on several fronts and stressed the importance of people from both countries understanding each others’ cultures.