Traditional Music Performance by Tagai
26 May - 29 May (1pm and 3.30pm)

Enjoy the profoundness that traditional music brings, and support the intention of young Japanese musicians and their dreams.

'互-tagai- ' is mainly formed by young Japanese musicians who graduated from Japanese Traditional Music Department of Tokyo University of Art. They feature all traditional music and original tracks by the members, with various genres like Folk Songs and Kagura, and instruments like Koto and Bamboo Flute that enchant the original note of traditional music.

 

Yukata Wearing
26 May, 27 May, 29 May, 2 Jun and 3 Jun (12pm, 2.30pm and 5pm)

Immerse in Japanese look and feel with this popular summer wear, a lighter and more casual version of a Kimono.

Participating fee at $20 per shopper.

Register now at Paragon, Level 1 Concierge. Slots are based on first-come-first-served basis and payment is required for any confirmation.

 

Japanese Tea Demonstration
28 May, 30 May, 31 May and 1 Jun (12pm and 2pm)

Enjoy watching the Japanese tea demo where you can also learn how 'the golden drop' is achieved for that magical difference in taste.
Explore tea leaves such as the 3 majority types of tea: i) Sencha, ii) Genmaicha, iii) Houjicha, and Gyokuro like how they are exactly brewed at HOP. These world class tea leaves come from Tea Maker Marumo Mori, where Mr Nobuki Mori, a 9th level tea examiner is the only certified tea examiner in Shizuoka city.

 

Sake Appreciation
30 May and 31 May (7pm)

Here, Ms Ayumi Fujishiro presents her definitive guide to Japan's national drink with fun, laughter and lots of cheers.

She spent three years as an International Kikisake-shi (Sake Sommelier), and at the age of 28, she pursued her passion in sake to holds the distinction of a Sake Service Institute Official Lecturer in 2017, a league above the International Kikisake-shi.

Taste 5 types of sake (featuring Kakuboshi Sake and Mangetsu), receive tips on selecting and discovering your to-go sake, learn brewing techniques, labels and taste Japanese sourced snacks paired with sake to experience how sake supplements your meal.

Participating fee at $50 per shopper.

Register now at Paragon, Level 1 Concierge. Slots are based on first-come-first-served basis and payment is required for any confirmation.

 

Kimono Fabric Making Workshop by Ms Keiko Miura
2 Jun and 3 Jun (1.30pm and 4.30pm)

For a relaxing crafty afternoon, you will learn step by step, the basics of crafting your very own item using kimono fabric.

Participating fee at $20 per shopper.

Register now at Paragon, Level 1 Concierge. Slots are based on first-come-first-served basis and payment is required for any confirmation.

 

Kendo Japanese Sword Demonstration by Singapore Kendo Club
2 Jun and 3 Jun (6.30pm)

Watch an interesting match of Japanese Sword Demo and view how the Way of the Sword concept of Kendo disciplines the human character through the application of the principles of the Katana (sword).

Kendo is a way where the individual cultivates one’s mind (the self) by aiming for shin-ki-ryoku-itchi (unification of mind, spirit and technique), utilizing the shinai. The 'shinai-sword' should be not only directed at one’s opponent but also at the self. Its etiquette shows respect for partners, and nurture people with a dignified and humane character and its 'way of life' is that of successive generations can learn together.