Attendance at the “Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2017”


October 21, 2017: Mr. Basir Ahmad Hamdard, First Secretary and Political Affairs, had pleasure in attending “Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2017” hosted by The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and The Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture at the Hama-rikyu Gardens. The event provides the opportunity to experience traditional Japanese tea culture, as well as the traditional cultures of Edo and Tokyo.


Mr. Hamdard greatly enjoyed experiencing the traditional tea ceremony and having the opportunity to make his own ikebana, which reflect the simplistic, yet also complex, beauty of Japanese culture.

Mr. Hamdard also had the opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest with the Deputy Head of the Embassy of India, the Deputy Head of the Embassy of Malaysia, and various other diplomats from foreign missions in Japan.