Bonsai, martial arts, singing, dancing, drumming, delicious food and other aspects of Japanese culture, were the highlights at the Japanese Lantern Fiesta, a family-friendly event, Encapsulating the spirit of lifestyle living, Piramal Realty, the real estate development arm of Piramal Group, celebrated the community experience of Piramal Aranya, its flagship residential project at Byculla, with the Japanese Lantern Fiesta at The Aranya Festival.
Music and dance performances by well-known Japanese artists Mai Nakanishi and Ukon Takafuji, Calligraphy, Origami, Karate, Sushi and Ramen Workshops accompanied by authentic Japanese Food stalls and an array of original Japanese artefacts and antiquities were displayed at the Piramal Art Museum.
The Japanese Lantern Fiesta at The Aranya Festival embodied the culinary diversity of Japan, bringing visitors delights that are sweet, savoury, and delightful to all the senses.
The festival was therefore a nod to the seamless integration of global talents. Featuring an array of activities inspired by Japan, including a stunning display of hand-painted lanterns, the line-up included workshops on Sushi- making, Ramen- making, Origami, and Calligraphy. Traditional Japanese dances, performances, and cuisine will delighted the visitors.
Piramal Aranya is currently being developed by some of the foremost industry players from around the world, to provide an unparalleled lifestyle for its residents, and to foster an environment where the community thrives. The festival was held at Peninsula Corporate Park in Lower Parel.
Celebrating community living, around 5,000 children from about 50 NGOs, high schools, and schools for the differently-abled, were invited to participate by painting the lanterns. Children from over 30 municipal schools in Mumbai also painted lanterns for the festival.
Some of the participating NGOs include: Access Life Assistance Foundation; CanKids KidsCan; Citi Academy for Special Education’s (CASE) Education Therapy Department; Dr. Susheela Gandhi Centre for Underprivileged Women; Jai Vakeel School for Children In Need of Special Care; and The Akanksha Foundation, among others.
Distinctively designed toy trains snaked their way through the festival celebrating the history of Byculla. Renowned international performers Mai Nakanishi and Ukon Takafuji graced the event for calligraphy.
Visitors had the opportunity to soak up Japanese-inspired art, discover artifacts, and learn about the Edo period in Japan, through the sculptures, screens, and tapestry on display at the Art Museum.
Dr. Swati Piramal, Vice Chairperson, Piramal Enterprises said: “At Piramal Group we believe that art is an integral part of our culture. The Japanese Lantern Fiesta at The Aranya Festival celebrates art and cross cultural collaboration associated with Piramal Aranya, our flagship residential project. Aranya remains part of our larger vision to not only provide the best quality in homes but also to celebrate the Aranya Way of community inspired living that is synonymous with the values of Piramal Realty.”
Piramal Aranya spread across 7 acres, will be one of the tallest developments in the city with 70 storeys, offering breathtaking views of the 60 acres of lush botanical gardens on the west and the picturesque Mumbai skyline and Mumbai Harbour on the East.
Piramal Realty’s developments, while being cutting edge and contemporary, focus on embracing a more intuitive definition of luxury, which celebrates nature, greenery, space, light, ventilation, art, culture and community living.