Cambodian and Japanese Seasonal Event covers Japan-Cambodia Kizuna Festival, Tanabata Festival, Bon Odori festival, and Harvest Moon Festival.

Kizuna Festival Photo

Japan-Cambodia Kizuna Festival is conducted once a year taking around 3 days and 4 nights in cooperation of Embassy of Japan, Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center, and Japan Foundation Asia Center. This is the biggest event which was conducted to celebrate the anniversary of the establishment of CJCC. It is the combination of CJCC festival and Japan week festival of the Embassy of Japan in the purpose to introduce Japanese traditional and modern culture in Cambodia and promote cultural exchange between the two nations. During these three days, there are various kinds of events including culture related program, Japanese language related seminar, exhibition, and special shows, etc. There are around 21,000 people were estimated to join in the event last year.

TanabanaFestival Photo

Tanabata festival is one of Japanese Seasonal Event Celebration which is always celebrated on 7 July every year in Japan in order to have their wishes granted and it is also related to a couple lovers in heaven Weaver Princess and a Cowboy who were allowed to meet once a year. CJCC also conducts this festival in July every year. This year, besides folding and cutting the paper wish, many events and activities (such as Japanese Calligraphy, Flower Arrangement, Yukata Wearing Session etc.) were also conducted which made the festival became more colorful and even more interesting.

BonOdori Photo

Bonodori festival is a Japanese traditional summer festival in which Japanese people honor their ancestors who passed away, remember and appreciate all they have done for their new generation. Many festival goers dress in Japanese kimono, yukata or happy coats. In Cambodia, this event is organized by Japan association in Cambodia (JACAM) which supported by the Embassy of Japan in Cambodia (EoJ) and CJCC.

HarvestMoonFestival Photo

Harvest moon festival is Japanese festival honoring the autumn moon. The celebration normally falls in September and October. In Korea, there is a similar event as well. It is the First time in Cambodia that CJCC and CKCC cooperated to celebrate this event together. The purpose is to strengthen friendship and relationship between Japan and Korea. There are various kinds of activities such as the presentation about the history of Harvest Moon Festival both Japan and Korea, How to make rice cake for moon day, how to wear Yukata and Hanbok, Yukata and Hanbok contest, etc.

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