The Japanese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City and the City’s Youth Cultural House co organised Japan-Vietnam Cultural Exchange Festival - JAPAN DAY 2013 on October 6.
The event aimed to commemorate 40 years of Japan-Vietnam diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of Japan-ASEAN Friendship Year.
During the festival, Vietnamese young people joined a host of activities to learn more about Japanese culture, such as Japan’s drums, martial arts and traditional food.
Besides, an exhibition on Japan’s contemporary paintings, Japanese singing contest, Furoshiki cloth wrapping, wearing Yukata, playing Yo Yo, Yosakoi dances, Cosplay Vietnam Cup and a stall on introducing about studying abroad in Japan were also held.
The festival drew the participation of eight artists from Japan’s Da Da Da Da Dan Tenko group to perform traditional drum, and Vietnamese singers such as Hong Hanh, Nguyen Vu and Chi Thien.
Hida Harumitsu, Japanese Consul General in HCM City said he hopes that the event will help further promote cultural exchange and the two countries’ stronger development.