The Japan Charity Fiesta and Bazaar 2009
I found this interesting event in newspaper today. I never heard of this event but it suprised me that they even got this event from last year and I don’t know if they even hold this event the year before. I hope this kind of event will help develop our art industry, thus world will acknowledge our arts.
Taken from NST Online.
All things Japanese at bazaar
KUALA LUMPUR: The Japan Charity Fiesta and Bazaar 2009 will be held next month.
Once again, the organisers, The Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur and the Japanese Women’s Association, are inviting the public to their 37th charity bazaar to experience Japanese culture and give something back to the less fortunate.
From branded Japanese products, fashionable Harajuku kimonos and Japanese delicacies to Japanese games, there will be plenty of activities to keep visitors occupied at the bazaar which will be held at the Grand Ballroom, Hotel Nikko between 11am and 3pm on Nov 8.
“The annual Japanese Bazaar is well known for its hand-sewn items, handicraft, homemade Japanese food and merchandise contributed by Japanese manufacturers,” said Japanese Women’s Association president Chieko Kiyofuji at a press conference held recently to promote the event.
Many of the products which include items such as hair dryers, irons and cordless phones would be sold at 20 to 50 per cent below the market prices, she added.
Every year, the organising committee planned new programmes to entertain bazaar shoppers, said Kiyofuji.
“This year, the committee has introduced new activities such as traditional Japanese toy-making and ennichi which is played during Japanese festivals.”
Visitors can also have their blood pressure and cholesterol checked and gauge the state of their health at the Check Your Health corner.
“Last year, we had more than 3,500 shoppers and this year, we are expecting even more guests,” added Kiyofuji.
Proceeds from the bazaar will benefit 31 Malaysian charitable and non-governmental organisations.
To join in the fun, get a ticket by making a donation of RM12 before Nov 8 or RM15 on the day of the bazaar.
Tickets can be purchased from the counter of Japan Club, Jaya Jusco Supermarkets in Mid Valley, 1Utama and Taman Maluri and Isetan i-club at KLCC and Lot 10.
Here is some pics that i found while ‘googleing’ the event.
The poster really emits some kind of ‘japanese’ feeling, rite?
I hope the event this year will be successful, at least achieve their targets.
We can see mix of nations there.
I’m not sure if this is their culture or just some business there.. ^_^
~ by anaksenikl on November 2, 2009.