Festival in Hoi An to mark ties with Japan
DA NANG (VNS)â€” Street performances and traditional crafts of Viet Nam and Japan will light up the old streets as part of the annual Hoi An-Japan Cultural Festival on August 23-25.
Hoi An’s sport and culture centre said the performances would include Japanese tea making, origami (paper-folding), samurai performances and Japanese food specialities like udon (Japanese noodles).
Yoko Ishikawa, a Japanese resident in Hoi An, said she proposed to create Hoi An lanterns using kimono fabric to hang by the Japanese bridge.
This year’s festival marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties with Japan.
Opening events will take place on the Japanese Bridge.-VNS