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Cultural events to offer APEC delegates’ visits

Update: November, 06/2017 - 09:00
A pagoda and a 17th century house stand on a Hội An street. — VNS Photo Thế Duyệt
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG — A series of cultural activities will be held through November in the central city and Hội An for delegates to the APEC Summit’s Economic Leaders’ Week and the APEC Voices of the Future Forum.

An exhibition of 28 paintings by 14 artists from the central and Central Highlands region are on display at Đà Nẵng City’s Fine Arts Museum until November 25.

Vice director of the Museum Nguyễn Thị Trinh told Việt Nam News that the exhibition debuted on October 25th after the workshop finished. Tourists can attend during the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Đà Nẵng on November 6-11.

She said the exhibition features the beauty of the land, people and culture of locals in the central and Central Highlands region.

Vietnamese-French artist Vũ Trọng Thuấn, who joined the painting workshop two weeks ago, has launched his own studio – the Mystery – at the La Tour Eiffel gallery on the Hàn River bank in Đà Nẵng. It is free for visitors.

An oil canvas painting is exhibited in Đà Nẵng in celebration of the APEC Summit on November 6-11.— VNS Photo Nguyễn Trinh

The gallery holds his own paintings created during his time living in Đà Nẵng as well as his friends’ art creations.

Meanwhile, the Đà Nẵng Museum of Chăm Sculpture opened the Toba Mika’s Katazome Paintings exhibition, a solo exhibition of Japanese artist Toba Mika, to public visits through the APEC Summit.

The museum, one of the top destinations for foreign tourists in Đà Nẵng, in co-operation with An Giang Museum, introduced an exhibition of 150 original antiquities and photos of the Óc Eo Culture. The display will last until February 1.

Óc Eo is the name of an archaeological site in Thoại Sơn District in An Giang Province in the Mekong River Delta. Based on the artifacts unearthed, archaeologists said that the area used to be a busy port of the kingdom of Phù Nam between the first and seventh centuries. They used the term "Óc Eo Culture" to refer to the ancient material culture of the Mekong Delta region.

A painting is on display at Đà Nẵng city’s Fine Arts Museum. — VNS Photo Nguyễn Trinh

Japan-Việt Nam rendezvous

The historic city of Hội An will host a two-day Japan-Việt Nam cultural event for APEC Summit delegates at the Hoài River Square on November 10-11.

The city also debuts the Việt Nam-Japan Cultural Space from the Japanese Bridge to the Square around 7pm on November 11.

The space will re-enact a 17th century wedding parade held for Princess Ngọc Hoa and Japanese businessman Araki Sotaro in the old quarter and celebrate trading ties between Japan and Hội An from previous centuries.

Traditional costumes of Vietnamese and Japanese will be shown at the cultural space as well as cuisine, folk games and music performances, traditional Yukata try-ons and origami (paper folding).

Representatives of Nagasaki City, Japan, will present Hội An city with a sample of the boat that carried the wedding couple to Japan 400 years ag

Hội An has hosted the annual Việt Nam-Japan cultural festival in the old quarter since 2003.

Local residents still preserve the tombs of Japanese traders who died in Hội An in the 17th century. The oldest was Tani Yajirobei’s, who is believed to have died in 1647. His records offer a clear picture of his life, including a love affair with a local woman.

Chăm Sculpture Museum of Đà Nẵng offers exhibition of antiquities of Champa culture and series exhibitions of archaeological objects and paintings during the APEC Summit. — VNS Photo Công Thành

Korea day

The UNESCO-recognised world heritage city, in collaboration with the International Mask Arts & Culture Organisation (IMACO) and Andong City, South Korea, plans to host the Andong City Cultural Day in Hội An on November 14-16 at 106 Bạch Đằng Street.

Korean singers Park Hye-min and Cho Choyong-min from rookie boy group RionFive will take the stage in Hội An on November 14.

Tourism promotion and the introduction of cuisine from Andong and Hội An will open at the city’s An Hội Sculpture Park on the Hoài River from November 14-16. — VNS


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