Japanese Boy's Festival 2009
Japanese Boy's Festival was held on Tuesday, May 5,
2009 at the Library Hall, Information and Cultural Section, Consulate-General
of Japan , from 0900 hrs to 1100 hrs. 40 students from Chung Ling
National High School were invited to the event. The Japanese Language
students were treated with many interesting programmes, which included
a session of chado , karuta games and explanation of major
festive seasons in Japan .
also known kodomo no hi ( 子供の日 ), is held
annually in Japan to pray for the health and happiness of children.
Since it has been made a public holiday in Japan , many activities
will be organized by the Japanese authorities now. The famous characteristic
of the festival is the display of koinobori or carp flag.
| The touch of the Master—Tokiyo Uchida is demonstrating
the way of Japanese green tea. It is enacted in an idealized
atmosphere of harmony and respect for the guests, with attention
to cleanliness and order, strives to bring peace to body and
|| Master's guidance—upon receiving a bowl of
green tea from the host, the guest must turn it twice in clockwise
and bow to the host at first. Then, the guest will sniff the
tea and finish it in three sips.
|| Every guest student is treated with a bowl
of green tea and, a chocolate dry sweet as the tea may taste
bitter for some. The very traditional lesson they learn upon
finishing the tea is to wipe the rim where he sipped with his
thumb and forefinger.