Bunkafest fest was one of the first traditional Japanese events in Tunisia ever, if not the first. It was held at the Tunis Nippon Garden and hosted by JET on the 14th of October 2018.
The event included live music, demonstrational stands and game stands, contributing to the unique atmosphere of the garden that people of all ages seemed to enjoy.
Stand organized by JET like the game stands which included the Yakuza game, known as Xhinchirorin, the Chinese billiard, the kanji memorisation game, the ball fishing game which gained a lot of popularity that the prizes running out fast and having to restock them mid event, and also a Geisha makeup and a calligraphy stand. Other stands were also present like the JICA stand and an Ikebana stand which were not only educational but also fun to take part in.
Other than stands the event also provided attractions on the main stage like dance shows by Angels Club Sfax who danced to Senbonzakura and Gokuraku Jodo and performances for Japanese martial arts like Kendo. The main attraction though was the infamous Mieko Miyazaki who honored us with her presence not only playing Japanese music but also her own interpretation of حبك يتبدل يتجدد , a tunisian piece of music played on the Japanese Koto.
The garden itself was decorated by the JET staff with Teru Teru Dōzu and Origami. The visitors also participated in decorating the garden with hanging their wishes on a tree in hopes they would get fulfilled.
JET Press Team