Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Suzuki Attends Aarti, Relishes Banarasi Thali And Golgappa In Varanasi 

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by Vaishalee Kalvankar

Pani Puri is India’s most favourite and famous street food. Every foreigner has this dish on their list when they visit the country. Even Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida could not resist this popular snack. Now, Japan’s Ambassador to India, Hiroshi Suzuki, who is on his visit to India, shared a video relishing this snack. He also attended aarti and enjoyed Banarasi thali in Varanasi. Check out the glimpses here. 

Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Suzuki Visits Varanasi

Japan’s Ambassador to India, Hiroshi Suzuki, visited the ‘city of temples and learning’, Varanasi. He relished on some yummy golgappas and loved them. He shared a video of himself eating this snack and also mentioned that he had been longing to eat it ever since he saw Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida enjoy it.

He also relished a wholesome Banarasi thali; after all,  that is a mandate in the city. He was touched by the warm hospitality he was showered with in the city. Before trying the lavish thali, he also attended a mystic aarti at night. He posted about the same thing on his Twitter account. 

His culinary journey did not end with pani puri and banarasi thali. Hiroshi Suzuki also tried Banarasi paan, which is a must if you are in the city. He posted a video of the same, in which he explains how he felt a burst of freshness in his mouth after eating the paan. 

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India Visit: Museums, Paan and More

Japan’s Ambassador to India, Hiroshi Suzuki, visited the famous Varanasi International Cooperation and Convention Centre. He got nostalgic about visiting Varanasi as he came back after 8 years. His first visit to the city was with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2015. 

Kashi Vishwanath Mandir was his next stop, where he witnessed the beauty and magnificence of the new corridor. He understood the reason this temple was so famous. 

He visited the perfect place to understand Varanasi’s rich culture, Varanasi’s craft museum. Suzuki was mesmerised by the Varanasi silks and various crafts made in this area.

Suzuki also witnessed the surreal sunrise over the Ganga and the blissful morning aarti on the ghats. 

He also enjoyed Baati Chokha before leaving the city. He posted a picture, calling it his last meal in Varanasi. 

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Have you ever tried the Banarasi thali?

Cover Image Courtesy: @HiroSuzukiAmbJP/Twitter