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Hoi An-Japan cultural festival opens

Tuesday - 16/08/2016 21:29

Thousands of locals and tourists flocked to the ancient town of Hoi An to celebrate the 14th annual Hoi An-Japan Cultural Festival on August 15.

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The event is the biggest rendezvous for the Japanese community living in Hoi An and the central region, and a chance for people in Hoi An people to experience Japanese culture.

Addressing the event, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Fukada Hiroshi lauded the relationship between the two countries, saying “Hoi An city is a typical symbol of the long time relationship between Vietnam and Japan.”

The Vietnam-Japan relationship is getting stronger, he added.

The ambassador also said traditional Japanese culture including Kimono, Manga comics, Cosplay, has been welcomed by Vietnamese people.

Cultural performances, photo exhibitions, sports activities, fashion show and folk games will take place on stages at the city’s rest-stop site in Bach Dang street, the Sculpture Park, the Old Quarter and the Japanese Bridge.

Craftsmen from Sakai will introduce their products at the Sculpture Park on the festival along with Japanese calligraphy training, Origami art and Vietnamese palm leaf folding.

During the festival, a seminar on the restoration of the Japanese Bridge will be held in Hoai River Square

Source: VNA


 

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