In Japan, you have numerous opportunities to discover other cultures with various festivals. Especially in Tokyo where some of them are almost held on a weekly basis. After the Caribbean festival in Shinjuku and the Taiwanese one in Ueno park, let me introduce to you the 15th edition of Sri Lanka Festival which will take place this year in Yoyogi park, Shibuya, on August 3rd and 4th.
The Sri Lanka Festival, organized by the Sri Lanka Business Council of Japan, is composed of more than 100 stands proposing Sri Lankan products or services. In addition, you will find more than 35 stands serving authentic Sri Lankan food as well as more “Japanese” food for the less reckless. As products and services, you could find there from normal clothes to hand made products, passing by decoration items, financial services and even ayurveda stalls. Also, you will be able to contemplate some shows like traditional dances and even practice yoga with others in a common aim: to have fun and to share.
As you could see on this link, you will be able to find, for example, these companies on the spot:
- Banana leaf
- Heladiwa Curry
- Ceylon Inn
- Spice Lanka Randiwa
- Travel Saray
- Immagy International
- Bansei Holdings
- T-Lanka Japan
- ADC Line Japan Corp
- Srilanka Kizuna Kyoukai
- Sun Foods
Yoga and Ayurveda
- SPA Ceylon
- Wickrama Arachchi
If you register through this form, you will probably be lucky enough to be part of the 10 people who will win special prizes at the establishments bellow, so try your luck!
The form takes only about 30 seconds to fill in! After that, just come to the festival and check if you won yourself one of the following prizes:
- Arrack – unique Sri Lankan alcohol
- GO TO: Restaurant area, booth n°1 (see map below)
- 5 bottles of “Old Arrack” are reserved for people who have registered
- Ceythe Japan Co., Ltd – one of the highest quality tea in the world
- GO TO: Tea area, booth n°28 (see map below)
- 5 “Ceylon Tea” are reserved for people who have registered
The festival is located at Yoyogi Park Outdoor Stage, 2 Chome-2-3 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0041. You can go there by train using the Yamate line to get off at “Harajuku” station. Needless to specify there is no entrance fees.
You can find more information about the event on the official website.
Again, if you are in Japan during that period, make sure to come to Yoyogi park to have a look at this culture, hopping you will enjoy! Please do not hesitate to leave your impressions afterwards!
*Featured image by http://srilankafestival.jp/jp/gallery