“Polish Day in Tokyo & X’mas Party + Bou-nen-kai”
(the third of the series of Polish Days in Japan by PCCIJ)
On November 25th, 2009 (Wednesday) we held Polish Day in Tokyo & X’mas Party + Bou-nen-kai” (“Bou-nen-kai” = year-end party which literally means a “party to forget the year”). This was the 3rd event of the series of Polish Days organized with the aim of promoting the bilateral co-operation, especially in the business field, between Poland and Japan, which activity is a part of the PCCIJ Chopin Project for the Chopin’s Year in 2010 to celebrate 200th Anniversary of birth of the great Polish composer.
The event started at 19:00 and featured greetings by the PCCIJ Chairman and H.E. Jadwiga Rodowicz, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, followed by music performance by the Japanese pianist Ms. Masako Ezaki who performed Andante spianato and Grand Polonaise by Chopin.
After the piano recital the guests were welcomed to enjoy Polish traditional cuisine such as barszcz czerwony, barszcz bialy, zurek, bigos, pierogi etc. (you will find the detailed menu below). Special fusion food called “la nouvelle cuisine polonaise” was presented at the event based on the Polish and Japanese recipies. The main fusion dish was the “Polan-don” (a combination of “Poland + “don”) which was also introduced at the previous events.
Mr. Toshio Numajiri, the Executive Chef of Westin Tokyo, did an excellent job to prepare one of the best sets of Polish cuisine available in Japan.
Many Polish products imported to Japan were available at the venue for trial and purchase as follows:
+ Jewerly/accessories by famous Polish designers presented by Banya Co., Ltd.
+ Polish sousages and ham, such brands as “Kabanosy” and “Krakowska” were presented by Vestey Foods Japan Ltd.
+ Polish-made organic honey and beautiful Polish hand made ceramics “BOLESLAWIEC” presented by S＆A Corporation – website: www.sajapan.co.jp)
+ Polish delicious caramel “Krowka” by Vestey Foods Japan Ltd.
+ Polish herb vodka “Zubrowka” presented by PACRIM (website: www.pacrimwines.com)
+ Super light and warm counterpane make of the world’s highest quality Polish feathers presented by Moririn Co. Ltd. (website: www.moririn.co.jp)
+ Unique Polish-made glass fire by Y.S Trading Inc.
In the second part of the event our guest could experience a few attractions.
First of all it was a great performance of three young Japanese opera singers who belong to E-muse Music Agency (website: www.e-muse-m.com): Mr. Kyosuke Kaneyama (tenor), Mr. Hayato Oki (baritone) and Ms. Sayuri Kashiwagi (soprano) with the accompaniament by Ms. Hatsune Shimizu (piano). They performed the following pieces:
“Amapola” performed by Mr. Hayato Oki (baritone)
Opera Giannni Schicchi “O mio babbino caro” performed by Ms. Sayuri Kashiwagi (soprano)
“Granada” performed by Mr. Kyosuke Kaneyama (tenor)
“White Christmas” by the trio
And the last attraction was the raffles. The following prizes were prepared for the lucky winners:
1. A return ticket to Poland with Finnair by PCCIJ
2. A single counterpane (retail price: 39,800 yen) make of the world’s highest quality Polish feathers by Moririn Co. Ltd. (website: www.moririn.co.jp)
3. VOUCHER worth 20,000 yen by WESTIN TOKYO
4. Unique silver back by the Trade and Investment Promotion Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland
5. Jewerly by Banya Co., Ltd.
6. Jewerly by Banya Co., Ltd.
7. CD by Ms. Masako Ezaki
8. CD by Ms. Masako Ezaki
9. Polish-made organic honey by S＆A Corporation (website: www.sajapan.co.jp)
10. Polish sousages “KRAKOWSKA” by Vestey Foods Japan Ltd.
11. Polish sousages “KABANOSY” by Vestey Foods Japan Ltd.
12. Polish delicious caramel “Krowka” by Vestey Foods Japan Ltd.
MENU of the “la nouvelle cuisine polonaise”
Image of “CHOPIN” Red and White – ショパンのイメージ ～赤と白のオードブル～
Terrine of Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese
Mousse of Cauliflower and Red Pimento
Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese
Cocktail of Turkey and Red Berry Jelly
Marinade of Beetroot and Celery Root
ZAKASKI ～ Appetizer of Poland ～ – “ポーランドの前菜”
Chilled Roasted Pork – スライスローストポーク
Cheese and Tomato – チーズとトマト
Ham and Sausage – ハムとソーセージ
Coleslaw – コールスロー
Pickle of Vegetable – 野菜のピクルス
Sledzie we loeju – ニシンのマリネ
Pasztet z Watrobek – 鶏レバーのパテ
“SALATKA & SUROWKA” Corner
Salatka Jarzynowa – ポーランド風 野菜サラダ
Barszcz bialy i czerwony – バルシチ ビーツのコンソメ
Krupnik – クルプニク 穀物と野菜の入った具沢山のスープ
POLAND – DON “GULASZ” with RICE – ビーフシチューのどんぶり
“PIEROGI Z Kapsta Kwaszona” – サワークラウトのポーランド餃子
“ZIMNE NOGI” – 豚肉のガラレッタ
“BIGOS” – ポーランド風キャベツの煮込み
“KOTLET SCHABOWY” – ポーランドのとんかつ
“GOLABKI” – ロールキャベツ
“DESER” – デザート
PACZKI – ドーナッツ
SERNIK – チーズケーキ
* * * Event Program * * *
18:30 Door open (Welcome drink to be distributed)
19:15 Music performance by pianist Masako Ezaki
19:35 Food and drinks served (Polish fusion style food)
20:20 Mini attraction
21:00 Food and drinks service ends
21:30 Door close
Venue: The WESTIN Tokyo (Website in Japanese)
Address: 1-4-1 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo 153-8580
10,000 yen for Non-Members | 9,000 yen for PCCIJ Individual Members | 8,000 yen for PCCIJ Corporate Members
(incl. buffet-style food and drinks)
Embassy of the Republic of Poland
Trade and Investment Promotion Section
Polish Tourism Organization