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[ST] Traditional Japanese temple festival comes to Singapore

EN-NICHI, or 'related day' as it is known in Japan, is a day that the Japanese revere in relation to different dieties, believed to either be the day they were born, or the day they left the world. To celebrate this, huge festivals with game stalls and food stands - not unlike our local pasar malams - are held outside temples and shrines that people visit to better their fortunes. You can experience a real En-nichi fair right here in Singapore, at Japanese food street Shokutsu 10 at the Nex mall in Serangoon this weekend. Take part in traditional Japanese games and try some traditional Japanese festival snacks while you enjoy traditional Japanese dance performances by the NUS Nihon Buyou Club. 'We wanted to introduce more Japanese traditions and pop-culture, and bring Japan to Singapore,' said Mr Takahiko Tsutsui, a director at R E & S Enterprises who own Shokutsu 10. Ther...

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