GEORGE TOWN: Gurney Plaza is hosting the Amazing Japan! festival at its new wing atrium this month.
Consul-general of Japan Ryuchi Noda, consul of Japan Kenichi Nishizawa, Gurney Plaza centre manager Lawrence Teh and marketing communications manager Peter Chan launched the event recently.
There was a kagami biraki ceremony, Japanese drum performance by an all-girls troupe and ikebana display by the Penang Ohara Floral Art Society.
“Besides giving shoppers and visitors insight into the cultural heritage of Japan, the activities lined up for the festival will also strengthen Japan and Asean friendship,” said Noda.
Penang Ohara Floral Art Society founder and adviser Poh Bee accompanied Noda and other guests on a tour of the floral display.
The Pink Hibiscus Club is organising the Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day) festival tomorrow, from 1pm to 5pm. It is a day dedicated to girls with activities such as a Japanese dolls display, girls’ accessories origami demonstration, dolls drawing competition and kimono dressing photography session.
The boys are not forgotten as this Sunday is dedicated exclusively to them with the Kabuto helmet display, koinobori (carp streamer) display, sword display, kendo demo and boys traditional paper craft.
Shoppers can participate in several events tailored for them.