[ Japan Prefectures’ Specialty ] Osaka Prefecture = Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. Literally, the translation means “grill what you like” as okonomi (お好み) means “the things you like” or “preference” and yaki (焼き) means “grill”. Okonomiyaki is famous in Osaka Prefecture, Kansai area but it is widely available throughout the country. #Osaka #Okonomiyaki #お好み焼き #JapanPrefectureSpecialty #JapaneseCuisine #japanemb_brunei
Bon Festival (15 August) The Obon (お盆), or just ‘Bon’ (盆), Festival is a Japanese Buddhist event for commemorating one’s ancestors. The Japanese believe that every year, during the Obon Festival, their ancestors’ spirits will return to this world to visit their relatives. Traditionally, lanterns are hung in front of houses to guide the spirits, and obon dances (bon odori, 盆踊り) are performed. People visit the graves of their ancestors and leave offerings of food at house altars and temples. The Bon Festival is one of Japan’s major holiday seasons. #japanemb_brunei
Courtesy visit by high school students from Wakayama Prefecture On 9 August, Ambassador Motohiko KATO received high school students from Wakayama Prefecture, who are participating in the Wakayama homestay programme in Brunei Darussalam organised by the Brunei Japan Friendship Association (BJFA). Ambassador KATO gave a message of encouragement to the students.
Ambassador's lecture at Universiti Teknologi Brunei. On 9 August, Ambassador Motohiko KATO delivered a lecture about Japan's Energy and Eco Policy at Universiti Teknologi Brunei.