Published on : Monday, April 16, 2018
The Nepali community in Japan, who has been working to promote tourism by spread the Nepali art, culture and heritages in Nepal, held a tourism publicity campaign at Fukuoka, Japan.
The campaign that was limited to Tokyo only has now been taken outside the capital of Japan.
The two-day festival was organised recently for the first time at Fukuoka that sits on the west to Tokyo.
According to organisers, the objective of the festival was to make the Japanese nationals aware about the Nepali art and culture, and inspire them to visit the country.
The city will be hosting the Nepal Festival every year on the occasion of Nepali New Year.
The Ambassador of Nepal to Japan Pratibha Rana praised the Nepali community residing at Fukuoka of their efforts meant for promoting the country’s tourism. She was hopeful that such efforts would help send more and more investment to the country.
The former president of the Festival Organising Committee and Fukuoka Nepal Society, Ram Krishna Shrestha, said that the Nepal Festival is being organised as it would benefit not only the Nepalis in Japan but also the Nepalis back home.
There are more than 15,000 Japanese and Nepalis observed the festival that was held on Saturday and Sunday.
The exhibition stalls showcasing Nepali food, costumes and culture along with publicity materials on Mt Everest, Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, the apostle of peace and tourism sites as Sauraha, among others were featured in the Festival. Nepal Festival will be organised also in Nagoya in the near future.