Shinmei Fesitval


September 8th, 2018: The Embassy of Afghanistan was delighted to attend the Shinmei Festival at Shinmei Plaza in Tokyo, Japan. At the festival The Embassy had the great pleasure of sharing Afghan culture with attendees.

The Embassy had the pleasure of hosting a booth at the festival displaying cultural items, pamphlets about Afghanistan, costumes and serving freshly made Afghan food.


To create more awareness about Afghan culture the Embassy prepared traditional Naan bread to pair with homemade saffron honey and saffron olive oil. These infusions were prepared to highlight the versatile use of Afghan saffron in everyday cooking! The treats were a huge hit with the festival attendees and organizers. The embassy also brought along traditional Afghan clothing for attendees to try on and take photographs in. Children and adults alike were incredibly enthusiastic when it came to learning more about Afghan clothing.

The Embassy’s booth welcomed many visitors and had the opportunity to share Afghanistan’s vibrant culture with the community. The Embassy enjoyed the festival greatly and looks forward to attending the Shinmei Festival in the future. The Embassy of Afghanistan in Japan expresses its deep appreciation to organizers for the coordination and cooperation which allowed us to participate in the 2018 Shinmei Festival.