Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Nara Oman Friendship Association, a Japanese group from Nara, the historical Japanese city, will showcase the country’s tradition and culture at Naseem Gardens on Friday and Saturday.

Nara group to present a sneak peek into Japan’s culture

Dressed in conventional attire, kimono, the group members will show how a common tea ceremony is held in Japan.

In addition, the group will also present calligraphy, origami and demonstrate methods of pounding mochi, stated a press release. Nara which was the capital of Japan till the 8th century holds fantastic significance for the nation.

Tea Ceremony: Visitors to the festival can appreciate the genuine genuine matcha show (green tea ceremony) on Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 5pm.

In addition to these, the group will introduce Yamatocha green tea from Nara prefecture like Sencha, Hojicha and sweet tea (non-sugar, non-calories sweet tea) which is cultivated and made in Nara. Visitors can also taste the matcha cappuccino.

Calligraphy: Nara prefecture is also well-known for calligraphy ink and brushes. Visitors can get their names written on a unique Japanese paper on Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 5pm.

Origami (paper folding): In the Origami corner guests can find out the conventional art of Origami with the members of the group on Friday and Saturday from 5pm till the finish.
Mochi (rice cake pounding overall performance): Visitors can attempt mochi (rice cake) ready by members of the group on Friday at 5pm and Saturday at 7pm.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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