Tokyo Event sneak peek

| 2 April 2015

On 22 April, the middle day of the Asian Linear Collider Workshop 2015 to be held at KEK, Tsukuba, Japan, special events toward the realisation of the ILC, “ILC Tokyo Event” will be held. Many attendes have already signed-ups, and the organisers expect to have the honour of welcoming guests from embassies, government and bureaucracy.

This event consists of two different parts: the so-called Tokyo Symposium and a Special Food Festa: “Taste of Discovery”. Detail of those events are being fixed, and here is a sneak peek on the ILC Food Festa. This festival also serves as a banquet for ALCW2015. If you have not registered yet to the workshop, please do!


Over 2400 scientists from 48 countries participated in the Technical Design Report for the ILC published in 2013. For this special Food Festa, the Chef of the Hotel New Otani, the venue for this event, has come up with a very special menu, offering specialities from 48 countries. By offering a wide range of national dishes to our worldwide guests, the organisers hope to make tangible the international nature of the ILC project.
Here are some examples:

Argentina Empanadas. Image: Carlosdisogra

Argentine: Empanada
Empanadas (literally meaning wrapped in bread) are savoury pastry pockets, filled with a variety of delicious stuffings. Argentine’s empanadas are often served during parties and festivals as a starter or main course.


Canadian favorite, Poutine: Image: Yuri Long

Canada: Poutine
Poutine, Québécois slang for “mess,” consists of French fries, beef or chicken stock-based gravy and white cheddar cheese curds that have a distinct squeak to them. Image credit: Yuri Long


Serbian Burek Image: Nikola Škorić

Serbia: Burek
In Serbia, Burek is made from layers of dough, alternating with layers of other fillings in a circular baking pan and then topped with a last layer of dough. Burek is regularly available at most bakeries, and usually eaten as “fast food.”
Image credit: Nikola Škorić


Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte Image: Mikelo

Germany: Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte
Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte means “Black Forest cherry cake” in German, typically consists of several layers of chocolate cake with whipped cream and cherries between each layer.
Image credit: Mikelo


Opening Act:
The guest of food festa will be welcomed by the sound of drumming. The event will start with dazzling performance featuring a Japanese drummer unit “indra,” which combines Japanese and Western styles of drumming to make innovative sounds.


Tea Ceremony Booth
The word “tea ceremony” may remind you of turning the tea bowl and drinking powdered green tea, “matcha.” But there is also a ceremony version to enjoy a delicious cup of tea called Sencha. The Sencha ceremony booth will be set up at the Food Festa venue. Enjoy a special cup of tea served by tea master Bifu Nakatani!


Special performance
Early Japanese calligraphy originated from Chinese calligraphy and many of its principles and techniques are based on the basic writing styles. Now, calligraphy has been developed into a unique style of art. At the food festa, Tomoko Kawao will give an impressive performance you might never forget.
Watch her performance during TEDxKyoto in 2013:

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