Nihon Matsuri at UUM celebrates Japanese culture
Activities lined up include origami, kendama, yukata tryouts, calligraphy and film screenings
An exhibition on Japanese food and culture will also be happening for two months at Management Museum UUM from January to March 2023.
NIHON Matsuri Japan Festival is happening in Kedah at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) from today until Monday (January 16). There are a variety of activities ranging from food, culture and art showcasing the charms of Japanese culture.
During this two-day event, visitors will get to experience a variety of Japanese-themed activities such as origami, kendama, yukata tryouts, calligraphy, Japanese film screenings, food booths and so on at the foyer of Sultanah Bahiyah Library, UUM.
The opening ceremony will be held tomorrow at 10.30am at the Library Foyer where UUM Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Haim Hilman Abdullah and Consul-General Kawaguchi Yoshiyasu from the Consulate General of Japan in Penang will be in attendance.
An exhibition on Japanese food and culture will also be happening for two months at Management Museum UUM from January to March 2023. For more information and registration links to the workshop and film screenings, go to www.jfkl.org.my.
The festival is co-organised by The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur (JFKL) and Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).
Activities at Sultanah Bahiyah Library, UUM
Duration: January 14 & 16
– All day
Traditional Japanese Food
Student Exchange to Japan
Traditional Japanese Figurines
Traditional Japanese Games/Toys
Registration for e-Minato, JF e-learning platform
– Only on January 15
Kendama Workshop at 2.30pm–3pm
Registration via Google Form at https://forms.gle/MTEihd6xMUCLDdNQ9 (Limited to the first 80 pax)
– Only on January 16
Kendama and Origami Competition for UUM students at 10am–12.30pm
Japanese film screening
Venue: Library Auditorium
Registration via Google Form at https://forms.gle/GzaZJtRAoyRnboHZA
Dad’s Lunch Box (Fukatsu Masakazu / 2017 / 76 min / U)
– January 15 (Sunday)
9am – Auditorium 1
– January 16 (Monday)
9am – Auditorium 2
3pm – Auditorium 2
Pop In Q (Miyahara Naoki / 2016 / 95 min / P13)
– January 15 (Sunday)
3pm – Auditorium 1
January 16 (Monday)
12pm – Auditorium 2
Japanese food and culture exhibition
Venue: Management Museum UUM
Duration: January 15 – March 15, 2023.
source – The Vibes