|The Japanese bridge in Hội An features the cultural relationship between Việt Nam and Japan. The ancient city will host a series of cultural activities to celebrate the diplomatic ties between the two countries on August 26-28. — VNS Photo Công Thành
HỘI AN — A series of art performances and cultural activities will be held in Đà Nẵng and the ancient town of Hội An in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relation between Japan and Việt Nam on August 26-28.
In Đà Nẵng, the Princess Anio Executive Committee (Brain Group, Yamaha Music Việt Nam Company, and the Association of International Exchange), in cooperation with the Việt National Symphony Orchestra and Mikazuki Group, will announce the production and premiere of a new opera Princess Anio in a press conference at Đà Nẵng Mikazuki Japanese Resort&Spa on August 27.
The project committee will debut the performance of ‘Aria đàn bầu’ (Vietnamese monochord musical instrument) from Act III of the opera Princess Anio.
|A show features the reenactment of the 17th-century wedding parade held for Princess Ngọc Hoa and Japanese businessman Araki Sotaro in Hội An. — Photo courtesy of Hội An Culture Centre
Lacquer paintings of Japanese artist Ando Saeko will be shown at the event, along with an aizu nuri lacquerware decorated piano, as well as a display of cultural features, music and arts of Việt Nam and Japan, including the Palanquin of Nikko Toshogu, which will be introduced at Đà Nẵng Mikazuki Japanese Resort&Spa on August 27.
|The lantern parade attracts tourists to Hội An at the weekend. The city still preserves Japan’s old houses, architecture and culture from the 17th century. — Photo courtesy of Ký Ức Hội An Show
|A Japanese woman wearing the traditional Japanese Kimono at a shop in Hội An. The ancient city has hosted annual Việt Nam-Japan Cultural Exchange Day for 17 years. —VNS Photo Công Thành
An inauguration of a Japan Culture House will be taken at the Việt Nam-Japan Cultural Space at No 6 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai Street in Hội An on August 26.
The house displays Japanese culture and arts, including Japanese green tea making, ceramics, kimonos, origami, cosplay costume, Japanese dolls from Nagasaki, Sakai, Matsusaka and a pavilion of the former Japanese ambassador to Việt Nam Sugi Ryotaro who made contributions to building the Japanese-Vietnamese relationship.
|Japanese green tea making will be displayed at the annual Việt Nam-Japan Cultural Exchange Day on August 26-28. — VNS Photo Công Thành
Folk games, art performances, food courts, boat races, children’s painting contests and tour services will be organised along the Hoài River banks and the Japanese Bridge from morning until 9.30pm on August 26-28.
|A local woman visits a Japanese tomb in Cẩm Châu Commune. Three Japanese tombs have been preserved and cared by local people and authorities for centuries. — VNS Photo Công Thành
Local people and authorities of Hội An still preserve three tombs of Japanese traders who died in Hội An in the 17th century in Cẩm Châu Commune.
Tani Yajirobei is believed to have died in 1647, and his records include the oldest and clearest information related to his life, including a love affair with a local woman. His tomb is the most visited among Japanese visitors. — VNS