The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur (JFKL) will be organising the first ever Japanese Festival “Konnichiwa Zhongshan”, a special collaboration with The Zhongshan Building at Kampung Attap from 16 to 19 December 2021. With over 20 activities scheduled during the four-day event, art and Japanese culture lovers are in for a treat with a diverse programme that is all set to entertain and engage visitors there.
Fans of Japanese culture will be able to take time to indulge and experience in a diverse selection of Japanese-themed events at Festival. Among the activities in store include art exhibitions, live music gigs, workshops, talks as well as food and beverages, setting the stage for a great day out with friends and family.
The unique festival is a collaboration between JFKL and the community in The Zhongshan Building, with planned activities that have elements of Japanese culture in them. Among the many events organized include “Make Your Own Bonsai Kokkedama”, Japanese inspired cocktails, and Letterpress Experience Tour & Make Your Own Christmas Card, among many others.
Located close to Petaling Street, the Zhongshan Building houses an eclectic set of creative businesses and private studios, with artisans and aficionados emerging art and artisanal sourdough, independent booksellers and underground musicians, letterpress-ers and silkscreen-ers, coffees and suits, law and punk records. As passionate artists who believe in presenting projects that are deep and research oriented, both with methods and material, the Zhongshan community are keen to share their Japanese themed project with the public.
Festival goers will also be able to get rewards by collecting stamps from participating tenants. With a minimum of 12 stamps, visitors are entitled to a mini gift. This also gives them the opportunity to participate in a lucky draw. 5 lucky winners will walk away with a limited edition Konnichiwa Zhongshan planner from ANA TOMY. All visitors collecting stamps will be able to redeem exclusive gifts throughout the festival.