Inspirations from Traditional Japanese Culture

The Embassy of Japan held traditional Japanese cultural events in Enderun Colleges at Bonifacio Global City (BGC), as part of the National Book Week celebrations on November 26 and 27, 2018. The event showcased presentations from two local cultural groups: Urasenke Tankokai and Ikenobo Ikebana Manila Chapter.

On November 26, Urasenke Tankokai conducted a presentation on Wagashi – traditional Japanese sweets, and Chado – traditional tea ceremony. The presenter shared to participants the importance of Wagashi in expressing the beauty of Japan’s four seasons. The participants also had the opportunity to learn the history of Chado as the presenter demonstrated how a real tea ceremony is held. 


On November 27, Ikenobo Ikebana Manila Chapter shared some interesting facts about Ikebana – the Japanese flower arrangement tradition. The presenter taught participants the basics of making Ikebana flower arrangements and emphasized the importance of minding both the beauty and composition of the flowers. Many participants were impressed by the flowers’ delicate positioning and took pictures of them.