Japanese culture comes to Hanoi
Update: Nov 12, 2013
The National Museum of Vietnamese History (NMVH) in Hanoi is set to host an exciting exhibition on Japanese culture from January 16 to March 9, 2014.

The event was announced at a ceremony in Hanoi on November 11 to sign a cooperation programme between the NMVH and the Kyushi National Museum (KNM).

NMVH Director Nguyen Van Cuong said the event is part of activities to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries, contributing to tightening of bilateral ties.

Doctor Tanaka, a representative from the Cultural Office in Japan, explained how Japan considers the event very significant in terms of the 2013 Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Asia.

KNM Director Miwa Karoku said the exhibition is an excellent opportunity to showcase Japanese art and archeological treasures. She said she hopes it will introduce international friends to the fascinating history of Japanese culture and encourage mutual understanding of cultural heritage among Asian countries.

The exhibition will also include a cultural exchange between Vietnam and Japan, a talk show on Japan’s contemporary culture, a fashion show of the national costume, folk games and a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

At the signing ceremony, Cuong presented a version of dragon head of the Ly Dynasty excavated at the Thang Long Royal Citadel in Hanoi to Kyushu Museum while the Japanese associates offered culturally valuable items to Vietnam.