Sunday, February 10, 2013

JFKL Calendar of Events for February and March 2013

This is the newsletter from the Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur (JFKL), introducing the new upcoming events for February and March 2013.

JFKL Calendar of Events for February and March 2013
1. Chirimen Handicraft Workshop
Chirimen is a type of fabric that is weaved specially to create crepe on its surface. It is usually used to make kimonos or furoshikis. At this workshop, the participants will learn how to make a chirimen accessory.

Dates and times : Session1 : 22nd February (Fri) 10:00am - 12:00pm
                           Session2 : 22nd February (Fri)  6:30pm - 8:30pm
                           Session3 : 23rd February (Sat) 10:00am - 12:00pm

Venue : The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
            18th Floor, Northpoint Block B, Mid-Valley City

Participation fee : RM 20 ( Including the materials for making two pieces of Netsuke(key chain))

*Limited to 10 participants per session
**Max 2 tickets per person
***We can't accept any walk-in participants. Reservation and ticket collection prior to the event required.

-How to reserve your seat-
Please call us and save your seat first. Then, visit our office to get the ticket. You can also come to our library and purchase the ticket directly.

Telephone Booking Period : Only on 4th (Mon) & 5th (Tue) February at 03-2284 6228
                                        8:30am - 4:30pm
Ticket Collection : 5th (Tue) -8th (Fri) & 13th(Tue) - 15th(Fri) February, 10:30am - 6:30pm
                           9th (Sat) & 16th (Sat)February, 10:00am - 6:00pm
For further inquiries, please contact 03- 2284 6228 or email to

2. Hinamatsuri Tea Ceremony
Hinamatsuri or The Doll Festival is held on March 3 every year. On this day, families pray for the growth and happiness of young girls in their household. Another name for this festival is Momo no sekku (Peach Festival) because of the peach blossom season on the old lunar calendar.

To enjoy and celebrate this Japanese seasonal event, we will hold a tea ceremony hosted by Urasenke Tea Ceremony Group, led by Ms. Takano, an Urasenke instructor.

Date & Times : 2nd March (Sat)
                        Session 1 : 11:15am
                        Session 2 : 12:00pm
                        Session 3 : 12:45pm
                        Session 4 : 1:30pm
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur, 18th Floor, Northpoint Block B, Mid-Valley City
Participation fee : RM10

How to get your ticket
1. Please call JFKL (03-2284 6228) during the following hours for your ticket reservation
    Telephone reservation : 18th - 20th February,  8:30am- 4:30pm

2. Then pick up your ticket during the dates below;
    19th (Tue) - 22nd (Fri) February, 10:30am - 6:30pm
    23rd (Sat) February, 10:00am - 6:00pm

* First-come-first-served basis.
**Max 2 tickets per person due to the limited number of seats.
***Prior ticket reservation and collection required. No walk-in participants are allowed on the day of the event.

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