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Japanese wisteria tunnel to bring flowery display to Ha Noi

Update: April, 26/2014 - 08:27
HA NOI (VNS) — The first festival inspired by wisteria (or fuji in Japanese) will be organised today at Times City urban area in Ha Noi to honour Japanese culture.

Titled Fuji Matsuri, the two-day festival will recreate the Wisteria Tunnel from the Kawachi Fuji Gardens, a famous tourism attraction in Japan where a similar festival is takes place annually. The flower is said to be the flower of eternal love.

The stage for art performance will be designed as a 1,000-year-old wisteria tree from Japan. As many as 300 amateur performers will introduce Japanese yosakoi (street dance) and cosplay; the art of wearing costumes and accessories to represent a specific character in Japanese comics and animated films.

Visitors will also have a chance to enjoy Japanese cuisine and buy souvenirs. Entrance to the festival is free. — VNS

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