The 30th Anniversary Dinner of Perak Malaysian-Japanese Friendship Society was held on Sunday, November 20 at the Grand Valley Ballroom of Kinta Riverfront Hotel with over 400 guests.
After the speech by Mr. Lam Kim Yeap, Society’s Chairman and His Excellency, Mr. Kiyoshi Itoi, Consul-General of Japan in Penang, there were attractive performances such as the ikebana demonstration by Mrs. Tokiwa Sasaki together with her assistants, Mrs. Hitomi Ando and Ms. Izumi Seki. Manzai, a Japanese dance, was performed by Mrs. Rumiko Shimizu. These ladies came all the way from Japan just to celebrate the society’s 30th annual dinner. There were also songs sung by Ms. Fong Foong Beng and Japanese dances by the students of the society.
Besides the ikebana demonstration on the stage with pine and willow trees, Mrs. Sasaki also created a grand arrangement with bamboos, leaves and flowers in the lobby with every guest appreciating the exquisite beauty of the art.
The dinner was a great success with wonderful performances, good food and a lucky draw with loads of prizes.