Event Report

Bhutan Culture Class

The KIA recently held the second public international understanding class of 2011.

Date

October 22, 2011 (Sat) 14:00 ~15:20

Place

Kagoshima Prefectural Citizens Exchange Center 1F KIA meeting room

Instructor

Chenga Tshering(Kagoshima University student from the Kingdom of Bhutan)

Participants

22 participants (7 men and 15 women)

Contents and a word from the organizer

The instructor Mr. Chenga wore traditional ethnic clothing and gave a presentation about Bhutan’s nature, history, food, housing, religion, and monarchy. In Bhutan, GNH (Gross National Happiness) is regarded more highly than GNP (Gross National Product) and the people strive for a peaceful and happy society rather than one with a lot of things.
After the presentation, Mr. Chenga made butter tea using genuine Bhutan tea and taught everyone the correct etiquette. The participants commented on the yummy buttery fragrance of the tea. Mr. Chenga, the only Bhutan native living in Kagoshima Prefecture, received many questions about daily life and tourism in Bhutan as well as feedback from the participants saying they enjoyed the international understanding class and hoped to visit Bhutan.

Feedback from the participants (excerpts)

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Presentation about successive rulers of Bhutan
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We made butter tea!