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Japan hosts ethnic Myanmar charity fashion show for a second time

Myitmakha News Agency

Yangon, September 14 – the NPO Peace organization will reportedly hold a charity fashion show in the Japan capital of Tokyo on September 19 to raise funds for scholarships for refugee children, Myitmakha News Agency has been informed.

Designer Sai Lat, explains how the fashion show’s objectives are also about to securing scholarships for Myanmar children in Japan who are struggle to integrate into their new environment, as well as those living in refugee and displaced persons camps in and around Myanmar.

“The show will feature not only traditional ethnic costumes, but also showcase the food and drink of different Myanmar ethnicities. All the costumes to be worn during the fashion show have been created by me single handedly. It’s the second time the fashion show is being held. Some of Myanmar children living in Japan can’t speak Japanese, so donations received from the fashion will be given to these children in the form of scholarships in a bid to better their lives than they current are. The rest of the funds will be given to children living in refugee and displacement camps around Myanmar,” he said.

The fashion show will feature a host of ethnic Myanmar artists including the likes of M Saing Hla, Angel La Mone, Jet San Htun, Blue Berry and Margaret, as well as makeup artist Anaw Lamu.

“It’s true that this is the second time the show is being held, but it’s the first time for me to be a part of it. The show is going to be very attractive as it will feature traditional garments from a variety of Myanmar ethnic groups. I’ll be singing a set of a few of my songs, including one about a visit to Kachin State,” singer Jet San Htun told Myitmakha News Agency.

Fashion show tickets are being sold for Y5,000 (approximately K50,000), while information regarding the show’s venue and places where tickets can be purchased available on the NPO Peace’s Facebook page.

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