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Nepalese festival in Hibiya park

Last week, Gow invited me to Nepalese festival in Hibiya park – a very colorful and fragrant event presenting food, music, local businesses and live performances of Nepalese people living in Tokyo. I loved the food the most – butter chicken curry with nan is one of the few dishes I am ready to eat on a daily basis and they sold plenty of it. There was also a lot of food I have never seen before – like this deep fried bread with spices.

The market sold lots of traditional ornaments and costumes and home decoration thingies. I particularly liked Kalimba – a percussion instrument that produces a very beautiful and pure sound. It is also called thumb piano and although originated in South Africa is now common in Nepal too (apparently!).

Here is how it sounds :

Since the festival took place in Hibiya park, we decided to walk around and see the Japanese garden as well. There, I was attacked by a huge black crow and an army of ants and mosquitoes. We also saw a flying carp and a couple of lazy turtles. ^-^

And since I am obsessed with yeah milkshakes! but also swings, I dragged Gow to the garden’s playground and we spent half an hour swinging like 5 year olds. ^-^

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Zvuchit kak muzikalnaya shkatulka!

    August 12, 2010
  2. Да, очень красиво и так 懐かしい。。

    August 13, 2010
  3. vvvv #

    butter chicken curry????? delicious???

    August 14, 2010
  4. Hey, Do you know where I can get a kalimba in Tokyo? Ive been looking for one for a while

    August 20, 2010
  5. Sorry, I wish I knew..But you could probably look for it in one of those oriental shops they have in Shibuya. There is one on Bunkamura street, somewhere between 109 and Bunkamura.

    August 20, 2010

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