Jamaica Gleaner / Last Saturday, the Knutsford Court Hotel opened its doors to an extraordinary cultural experience the celebration of Japan Day in the Blue Mountain Suite at the Knutsford Court Hotel.

The event showcased various elements of the Japanese culture including origami cranes, Japanese calligraphy, traditional clothing, and floral arrangements.

Many Jamaicans who showed up for the event, were intrigued by the rich culture of the Asian nation. Each booth boasted lengthy queues as persons tried to get first hand experience on the activities.

Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica H.E Hiromasa Yamazaki, welcomed all to the event with open arms, and encouraged the crowd to try all the activities that were offered.

These included: an alluring Yukata fashion show; martial arts performances by members of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). An Ikebana demonstration; and a thrilling dancehall Radio Exercise done by members of JICA, which had everyone, especially the ambassador, out of their seats to mimic the comedic dance moves.

The day ended with members from Nishida’s Gymnastics soaring to new heights as they demonstrated a number of techniques which beguiled the crowd.

Japan Day was an exhilarating display of Japanese culture which was not only educational, but very entertaining.

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