Viet Nam – Japan Festival kicks off in Da Nang
Update: Aug 31, 2015
The Viet Nam-Japan Culture and Food Festival 2015 was officially opened at the central Da Nang City's Administrative Centre Park on August 28.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Professor Tran Van Nam, Chairman of the Viet Nam – Japan Friendship Association in Da Nang City, said that the annual cultural event aims to boost the relationship between Japanese cities and Da Nang as well as the Viet Nam-Japan friendship.

The festival offers visitors an opportunity to try on kimonos, yukata, and try paper folding (kirigami, origami) as well as Japanese cuisine at 60 booths.

Nearly 15 Japanese delegations have registered for the event, including four local Japanese delegations with calligraphic and Soranbushi dancing art troups from Mitsuke City; a Japanese tea ceremony art troup from Sakai art delegation; a delegation of the symphony art troupe from Otawara and an authority delegation from Nagasakia province led by its Governor.

Nine other individuals and organisations are participating: the Viet Nam-Japan Friendship Association in Nagasaki province led by its Chairman Tomioka; JNTO organisation of Nagasaki province’s University; enterprises in Nagsaki province, calligraphers, Japanese kendo athletes, wrestlers, Ninja from Edo Wonderland Culture Park and singers from Japan.

The event runs until August 30.