Recently the International Women’s Association (IWA) celebrated an “all things Japanese” event. I took the opportunity to attend it which was held in the ballroom of Cititel, Penang.

The first site that attracted me was the display of beautiful kimonos. Guests were allowed to put on those kimono (with some professional assistance) and pose to have their photos taken.

Other demonstrations include flower arrangement (Ikebana), paper folding (Origami) and the traditional tea ceremony …..

There is also a doll exhibition of many types of dolls, from the beautiful and elegance ones to the heroic and magnificent warriors with very detailed accessories.
Display of a warrior doll with his weapons of sword, bow and arrows.
Samurai warrior helmet displayed on top of a lacquered box.

Finely detailed samurai armor suit.
Another site with display of sake bottles in different shades of black ….
We were treated to sushi (made during the demonstration) and this lovely green tea cake which was sponsored by Sea English Language Center for this event.
Overall, it is a well organised exhibition which features interesting Japanese customs, crafts and cultures.

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5 comments so far


Hello nice to meet you.
I saw your wonderful site.
Please link to this site !

April 24th, 2008 at 5:29 am

aikss…I would love to go if I knew there were such exhibition. How did you get the info about it? Is there any entrance fee imposed?

If got any other interesting exhibitions/events in Pg, do let me know ya :)

April 24th, 2008 at 12:56 pm
CK Lam

tks for introducing me to yr interesting and informative blog.

My fren told me about this event which non-members hv to pay an entrance fee of RM35 – inclusive of light refreshments.
IWA is a very active association and hv lots of fund raising events held throughout the year.

Will keep you up-to-date with any events! :)

April 25th, 2008 at 12:20 pm
Sweet Jasmine
 4 first visit to yr blog…love the interesting places you have been to and the food in Penang….thks for sharing…
I’m a non penangites making my home in Penang now..,hope you hop over to my place too…

April 26th, 2008 at 1:17 pm
CK Lam

sweet jasmine..
Tks for dropping by my blog.Its nice to know you.
Penang has lots to offer in terms of good food and friendly people. Hope you will settle down fine.

Do post up photos of yr renovated apartment soon….

April 26th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

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