Asia-Live Night at the Übersee-Museum Bremen

Last month the Übersee-Museum here in Bremen inaugurated its temporary exhibition on “China under Mao”.

With that in mind, the clever chaps at the museum decided to organise a themed evening with workshops, concerts, and a never-ending load of fortune cookies for the visitors.

Of course we had to be there.

China unter Mao Austellung
Übersee Museum Bremen

The evening kicked off at 6pm, and like good Germans (or odd Spanish in my case) we were right on time.

I have to admit I had never been to the Übersee-Museum, other than the foyer last year’s “Día de Muertos” so I was extremely astonished by the beauty of the place. Greeted by this beautiful Japanese garden? Yes please!

Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen
Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen
Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen

After stocking up on fortune cookies, and looking through the program, I decided to join the Henna workshop. An American married German, daughter of an artist was leading the talk. She did a lovely artwork on my hand (and many others’ hands).

Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen
Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen
Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen

Meanwhile the boy wandered around with the camera and joined a spices tasting session.

Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen

Which we followed by a beautiful Indian dance,

Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen
Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen
Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen
Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen
Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen

and the Chinese tea ceremony and tea tasting.

Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen
Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen
Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen
Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen
Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen

It was magical, being surrounded by so much culture. Fascinating dances, shadow puppets, food, and history took over our evening taking us to another time and place. If you don’t believe me, see for yourself.

Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen
Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen
Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen
Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen
Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen
Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen

Asia Live Night at the Übersee Museum Bremen
After the last concert of the evening, we walked through the gate as the lights were being turned off.

Picked our bikes up and cycled home on the cold last hours of the day, fully satisfied and having learnt something new.

Have you ever been to something like this?

H.

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