The 2010 Vietnam Festival will be held at Yoyogi
park in Tokyo on September 18-19, announced the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan at a
press conference on August 26.
The event, part of several activities to mark the 1,000th anniversary of Thang
Long-Hanoi, is the third of its kind co-organised by the Vietnamese Embassy and
the Japanese government.
Ambassador Nguyen Phu Binh said that the Vietnam Festival has become an annual
event since the success of the first festival in 2008. The festival has won
great applause and received special attention from the Japanese people.
According to the organising board, this year’s event will include many music and
dance performances by both Vietnamese and Japanese artists. It is expected to
attract 100,000 visitors.
Visitors to the festival will have an opportunity to get better understanding of
Vietnamese musical instruments and traditional culture. They will also have the
chance to taste Vietnamese food and buy traditional Vietnamese handicrafts.