IUMW's Student Affairs and Alumni department, in collaboration with PAAM, to celebrate the Tanabata Festival 2014. Participants and guests were having so much fun joining the origami dan orogami competition and there were also Yukatas (casual summer kimono) which guests tried on and snapped their selfies!

A live Kimono dressing demonstration, by kimono expert, Nakatogawa Sensei is among the highlights of the event. A group of IUMW Students, from the class of Japanese Language 2 and 3, performed a Japanese song during this event.

In conjunction with the event, DSAA and PAAM held a Japanese Lantern Competition. The lanterns were displayed during the event and judged by judges from PAAM, the Japanese Embassy, Japan Club Kuala Lumpur (JCKL) and Japanese Foundation Kuala Lumpur (JFKL).

Tanabata (??, meaning "Evening of the seventh") is a Japanese star festival, originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival. It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. The date of Tanabata varies by region of the country, but the first festivities begin on July 7 of the Gregorian calendar. This celebration is held at various days between July and August. (Extracted from Wikipedia)

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