Song: Mubarak ho tumko samaa ye suhana, by Kazumasa Kuboki san
Outside was also brimming with Origami, Calligraphy, Kanji Mehndi, Manga reading, Kadou-flower arrangement, and off course Yukata wearing dashed with Tea ceremony. I was in little Japan in Bangalore today.
Outside did showcase higher education from Tokyo University and Ritsumeikan University and it was pleasure to see their booth. This is first time I saw Japanese universities showcasing in India which is sarcastically obsessed with western universities.
Inside Bollywood ruled our Japanese guest girls with 'chammak challo' and others. Bollywood is is one of the best glue.
Song: Chammak Challo by Japanese girls
Bonodori dance by students of Toyota Kirloskar Motors was a great choreography of a revered Culture. Last but not the least was the darling "Doraemon" song by Japanese kids who lamented that they have to see their favourite childhood hero in Hindi, by being in India. Algorithm march was another feather by these kids which left our children jaw dropped.
All in all, it was an event to be relived for many days to come. It must have been great pleasure 500+ Japanese community staying in Bangalore. This is third biggest Japanese community in India, after Delhi, Mumbai / Chennai.
Japan Habba 2012 is supported by Japan government, Japan chamber of commerce, BNK, Koyo and Japan Foundation.