Japan Festival Amstelveen

Dear all,

On 14th and 15th June 2014, BTMU (Holland) participated in the Japan Festival in Amstelveen, located to the south of Amsterdam. This is one of the biggest cultural events in the Netherlands. Following the 2012 Japan Festival, we introduced an aspect of Japanese culture to local society. Over 1000 people visited our Origami workshop and created paper cranes to make a Senbazuru.

Senbazuru literally means one thousand origami paper cranes. In Japan, it is believed that Senbazuru brings good luck. People give Senbazuru to wish good health, success in exams and overall luck and happiness to the person receiving the gift. For this reason, the passion of people who create the cranes is important.

The Senbazuru was presented to Amstelland Hospital (Amstelland Ziekenhuis) as a gesture to wish all the patients a smooth and quick recovery.

We would like to thank all those involved.

Dank u wel voor uw fantastische medewerking.

Yours sincerely,

Hiroshi Tamai

Managing Director & General Manager 
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Holland) N.V.