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VN art show in Japan to explore peace

Update: April, 13/2016 - 09:00
Belt it out: Vietnamese pop singers share their voices at the Third Story of Peace, held in Hà Nội on March 20. -- Photo
Viet Nam News -

HÀ NỘI – An art programme titled Câu chuyện hòa bình số 4 (The Fourth Story of Peace) will be held in  Japan’s capital, Tokyo, tomorrow.

The programme in Japan follows the success of two earlier shows held in HCM City and Hà Nội on March 20.

The show centres around the theme "the light of peace" and uses images of the transformation of light to create another image of an ideal intellectual in the modern day.

“We have used images of the lotus and cherry blossom to represent the friendship between two countries. The show’s aim is to highlight the spirit of peace and harmony between Japan and Việt Nam,” a member of the organising board said.

Japanese and Vietnamese artists and singers such as Oguri Kumiko, Maiko Bikkey Mizubayashi, Hồng Nhung and Phương Thanh, as well as Hà Anh Tuấn, Phương Linh, Uyên Linh and Hoàng Quyên are part of the programme. Vietnamese songs in the show will be translated into Japanese and vice versa.

In particular, four Japanese songs -- Sekai ni hitotsu dake no hana (Be the only bloom), Genki wo dashite (Cheer up!), Voluntary and the theme song "The Love Of Peace" -- have been translated into Vietnamese by engineer Hoàng Minh Hiệp, who will also sing the songs. 

The programme is co-organised by the Vietnamese Students Association, the Vietnamese embassy in Japan and the Mainichi daily newspaper.

Another exhibition, titled Việt Nam hòa bình (Peaceful Việt Nam), opens on the same day an hour before the main programme.

Sixty photos were selected by the Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper editorial board from the photo contest Tận hưởng bản sắc Việt (Indulging in Vietnamese national character), which aimed to record cultural, economical, sports activities between Việt Nam and Japan.

The photos were selected for embodying the message of peace, which is presented under three major themes: Vẻ đẹp bất tận (Endless Beauty), Cuộc sống thanh bình (Peaceful Life) and Biển trời Việt Nam (Việt Nam’s Sea and Sky). Other photos address the insecurity of world peace, migration issues, war and terrorism.

"We will seek ways other than through music to talk about peace, patriotism, and the will to protect the peace of the Vietnamese," said Tăng Hữu Phong, editor-in-chef of Tuổi Trẻ newspaper. "Through this story, we hope our Japanese friends will come to Việt Nam to feel the hospitality of a beautiful and developing country.”

Việt Nam Youth – The Story of Peace is a public art brand founded by the Vietnamese Students Association and Tuổi Trẻ newspaper. The show will be broadcast by Việt Nam Television (VTV). — VNS




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