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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.

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