Aranya Festival has always believed in embracing the true roots of cultures all around the world. 

And this year, they are celebrating the Japanese culture and traditions! You might have seen the visual beauty of the Lantern Fiesta that take place in Japan traditionally. Thousands of people let lanterns up into the sky and in a matter of minutes, the sky is filled with hundreds of beautiful lanterns which look like specks of gold! This year, the Aranya festival aims to give Mumbai a taste of the world-famous tradition by doing the same. Alongside the Lantern Fiesta, there will be several other featured acts focusing on the Japanese culture and arts. Talk about packing in an experience!

The events set to feature at the festival include ethnic dances, workshops on Calligraphy, Sushi & Ramen making, Origami, Karate among many more. Mai Nakanishi, a renowned Choreographer, Chinese Calligrapher, and a freelance artist in Tokyo, Japan, is set to perform at the festival. Another star performer is Ukon Takafuji, an expert sword dancer from Kanazawa, Japan, who travels all across the globe along with his troupe and enacts the mesmerising lion dances from Kabuki.

The festival will also feature several distinctively designed toy trains that will run around through the course of the festival area to commemorate the heritage and history of Byculla!

Catch the festival today and tomorrow at the Peninsula Corporate Park at Ganpatrao Kadam Marg in Lower Parel West from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m and October 22nd and 23rd from 3 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

The 2016 Aranya festival is for anyone who has been intrigued about the beautiful culture and the traditions of the Japanese people. This years’ edition is a must-go for everyone who wants to experience the rich and vibrant colours and experiences of the country!

You can check for more details and register for the event here!