On the morning of 19 March at the Marriott Hotel, the ladies of the International Women’s Club Budapest (IWC), held their March General Meeting - JAPANESE DAY. The auspicious event was supported by the Embassy of Japan and The Japan foundation and included guest of honor, Madame Itho, the Japanese Ambassador's wife to Budapest.
The meeting was a celebration of everything Japanese. Guests learned about Japanese culture, enjoyed Japanese food and saw wonderful performances, including several traditional kimono-dress demonstrations. Other activities included black ink calligraphy show, origami instruction, a temari-sushi demonstration, an ikebana display, Japanese folk songs performance, and a tradition tea ceremony demonstration. Funds raised at the event went towards the Japan 2011 Earthquake Fund.
The International Women’s Club Budapest is a non-profit, charitable organization founded in 1981 by a group of enterprising women from the international and diplomatic communities in Budapest. It is a truly international club representing about 115 members from 40 countries.The club is non-political and non-religious. and provides opportunities for women in the international community of Budapest to meet and engage in humanitarian work, social activities, and cultural programs. We also cooperate with other organizations to help you connect with women of similar goals, interests and situations.
The main purpose of the organization is to support charitable activities related to healthcare and education in Hungary, especially to support hospitals and children. Through this, we also hope to increase our members’ knowledge and understanding of the people and culture of Hungary as well as the culture of fellow IWC ladies. Come join us for social networking, education, cultural enrichment, fun and to make a difference!
- 19 Mar 2012
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