When I first heard of Kirin Ichiban's Glamping night, I didn't know what to expect. Is it gonna be an outdoor camping event with Kirin Ichiban beer? But the word glam is short for glamorous, right? So, glamorous camping? Is there such a thing? The two words combine sounds more of an oxymoron to me. In the invitation card, it says to dress glammed up. But glammed up means dress up to the nines, right? But doing so to go to a camping event and stuff? I was confused. So in the end, I decided to go with a casual attire which did great for my office work earlier anyway. LOL.
From start to finish, I just loved how they compose up the night and how they treat all of their guests making sure they enjoy the evening as I certainly did. There was never a moment of feeling out of place nor neglected during that evening and I certainly felt comfortable being at such an event even though attending on my own.
That picture above had me holding a checklist where you were to complete the list by participating in Japanese-themed activities spread out throughout the venue where most were in tents.
The first activity had me trying out was this decorate-your-own-lantern activity.
The next thing I tried out was the Kendama activity.
Next came the fold your own chair activity.
DIY silkscreen art section where you're to brush the ink with a wooden slider to that the artwork will come out from the silkscreen and onto the goodie bag.
At the end of all the activities that you went through and you've completed your checklist, submit it at the submission booth for a chance to win a 'prize of a lifetime' which is a 5-day-3-night trip to Japan including an exclusive tour of Kirin Brewery and an experience at the annual Chichibu festival. Unfortunately, the winner wasn't me. :( LOL
In between, there were some great performances to keep the audience entertained.
Starting off with this Interactive Lights performance with Contemporary Japanese beats.
I may not have won the trip to Japan during that evening, but I still stand a chance to win one because from now till mid-November 2014, purchases of any Kirin Ichiban from on-trade establishments and off-trade stores like supermarkets will get you a scratch card. And from that scratch card, you stand to win that prize of a lifetime! I hope I get that prize. :P