KNOWING ALL ABOUT LAND OF THE RISING SUN
Visit The Japan Foundation in Delhi and take a glimpse at the works of some prolific Japanese artists Attend the Ikebana and Japanese Flower Making Workshops in Gurugram
Visit authentic Japanese restaurants in Gurugram and have a chat with their owners and customers to know first hand about
Japanese customs and culture
Look out for sushi and tempura making workshops
Attend the numerous Japanese language classes in Gurugram and Delhi
Browse through one of the Japanese magazines circulated in Gurugram and Delhi like Yokoso, Sivanche and Chalo (meaning
Let’s Go in Hindi ).
You can find these at restaurants and bakeries at South Point Mall.
Join one of the Facebook groups formed by Japanese expats and attend cultural events of the community.
Read up about Japan’s rich literature, art and history
The Japanese are deeply spiritual people. That is one of the primary reasons this ancient dance form finds resonance in the community. My Japanese students are extremely receptive and show great passion for the art. They put in that extra bit to achieve perfection.
GURU SAROJA VAIDYANATHAN , Bharatnatyam teacher, who is a recipient of Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan
■ Kaname Tomiyasu, a Japanese resident of Delhi, completed Bharatnatyam Arangetram (formal training and onstage debut) at the age of11. She started training in Bharatnatyam inDelhi when she was four years old.She has since moved back toJapan with her family.