Celebrate and Experience Tanabata at The School by Jaya One


Japanese festival will be an eye-opening cultural experience that will bring families together

 PETALING JAYA,  25 June 2018 — The School is bringing a slice of summer in Japan to you. The 2 day Tanabata Matsuri Japan Cultural Festival will bring you the sounds, rhythms and colours of Japanese music, food and festival traditions.

 The festival revolves around an ancient love story about the Princess and the Cowherd, who could only meet once  a year on the seventh day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar. Tanabata celebrates a number of different concepts -- including love, hope, playfulness and beauty, all while explaining the constellations.  Visitors of all ages can experience this cultural festival on 7th and 8th July at The School by Jaya One, from 11am to 6pm daily.

“We are keen on bringing more international festivals like this to The School. The Japanese culture is beautiful,  strong and brings families and communities together, which is something that The School champions,” said Charles Wong, Executive Director of Tetap Tiara Sdn Bhd, the developer of The School by Jaya One.

 In Japan, people generally celebrate this day by writing wishes, sometimes in the form of poetry, on tanzaku ,small pieces of paper, and hanging them on bamboo, sometimes with other decorations. The bamboo and decorations are often set afloat on a river or burned after the festival, around midnight or on the next day.

 The 2-day event will have The School transformed into a Japanese-themed setting, ideal for family photo taking. There will be various highlights -- a Yukata kids couple fashion walk by Amber Chia Academy, Ikebana workshops & exhibition, yukata dressing, origami and furushiki classes, sushi making classes, tea ceremony performance, Kanzanshi workshop and Classical Dances.

The festival is supported by the Embassy of Japan in Malaysia and the Yaezakura Japanese Traditional Music & Dance Group.

Shoppers can register for Kanzashi (Hair pin making), Ikebana (flower arrangement), Sushi making & Origami workshops and book a time slot at http://bit.ly/TanabataWorkshops.

Jacinta Johnson