A Hoi An-Japan cultural exchange opened in Hoi An
ancient town in the central province of Quang Nam on August 21. In the opening
night, Vietnamese and Japanese artists jointly performed special dances from
both countries such as lion and royal dances.
During the two-day event, various cultural activities was held, including an
exhibition showcasing photos on Hoi An ancient town and documentary photos on
Hoi An-Japan cultural exchanges and an artistic painting exhibition entitled
“Colours of Heritages”.
There was a seminar on cultural heritage preservation and tourism development,
an introduction of Japanese cuisine and performances of Japanese musical
instruments and children’s games.
The event, co-organised by the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam, the Japan
International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Hoi An People’s Committee,
offers a chance for artists in particular and the people of the two countries in
general to exchange and share their own special cultural characteristics, thus
helping boost the friendship between the two nations..