Sharing Traditional Culture


Passing on festivals and traditional culture

This May, Tokyo’s summer festival, “San-sya Matsuri” was revived for the first time in four years after having to be canceled or scaled back due to Corona. The festival combines various traditional cultures such as “mai” and “Kumiodori”, and has become one of the most representative early summer festivals in Japan. Not only in Japan, festivals are important events that strongly reflect the culture of the region.

In neighboring China, an increasing number of young people have been wearing traditional Chinese clothing during the “Lantern Festival,” which celebrates the New Year. The events help people to learn more about their own traditional culture and understand their own identity.

Traditional culture is deeply rooted in food, clothing, and shelter. As the number of Chinese restaurants in New York City has increased over the past decade, a major challenge has been to convey the “culture” of one’s own country’s cuisine, not just to have people enjoy the taste. Against this backdrop, New York’s largest Chinese food festival, “Dragon Fest,” the largest Chinese food festival in New York City, allows visitors to experience more than 100 different Chinese dishes each year.

How can we understand the cultures of other countries through the experience of their traditional cultures? In the related articles that follow, we will introduce various cultures from around the world and their communication.

Chinese Gen-Zs worldwide share traditional clothing culture to celebrate traditional festivals (Global Times)

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