The 15th Hội An – Japan cultural exchange 2017

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The 15th Hội An – Japan cultural exchange 2017

The 15th Hội An – Japan cultural exchange 2017

Hoi An – Japan cultural exchange is the most outstanding event of Hoi An city in recent years. It is the cultural, spiritual and friendship fusion of the past that has become the invisible cord connecting people from two different countries with the present and the future. 14 years after the first event, it has still left in the hearts of the participants a lot of good feelings about the friendship and solidarity between the two nations.

In 2017, Hoi An city continues cooperating with the Embassy as well as other Japanese agencies and organizations to to hold “the 15th Hội An – Japan Cultural Exchange, 2017” from August 18th to 20th 2017 in Hội An ancient town.

As the milestone marking 15 years of cooperation between Hội An and Japan, the festival is supposed to include many impressive events and interesting activities. This year’s program features the reappearance of the wedding procession of Princess Ngoc Hoa and Japanese trader Araki Sotaro which will march around the ancient town to commemorate Princess Ngoc Hoa who helped build the relationship between Vietnam and Japan.

The 15th Hội An – Japan cultural exchange 2017

In particular, the opening program will start at 7:30pm on August 19, 2017 and the art exchange program at An Hoi Sculpture Garden with the involvement of popular singers in Vietnam and Japan, such as: Min, Ueno Yuuka, ONE ASIA Joint Concert, Hanoi Sennen Yosakoi Dance Team, etc.. In addition, Cosplay performance, Origami, boat race, martial art performances of Karate and Vovinam, trying on Yukata,…. will bring the audiences a new and exciting experience of Japanese culture in Hoi An.

PLANNED PROGRAM

 

Time Activity Venue
August 18, 2017
16:00-17:00 “1 hour for a cleaner Hoi An” Hội An city
16:00-17:00 Opening of the photography exhibition “The wind of Hội An” by Nguyễn Quốc Dũng An Hội roundabout
18:00-19:00 Cosplay show An Hội Sculpture Garden
19:30-20:45 Opening of the photography exhibition: “The diversity of Vietnam culture” by Réhahn
19:30-21:00 Hội An – Japan art exchange
August 19, 2017
08:00-11:00 Boat race and basket boat race Hoài river
15:00-17:00 Stick pushing Châu Thượng Văn street
15:00-18:00 Soccer bowling An Hội Sculpture Garden
16:00-16:45 The inauguration of the public toilet sponsored by TAKARA Group Kazik Garden
16:30-18:00 – Street art performance, Japanese martial arts performance of Judo
– Reappearance of the wedding procession of princess Ngọc Hoa và Japanese trader  Araki Sotaro”
Japanese Bridge area
16:45-17:30 Hội An – Japan art exchange Kazik Garden
17:00-18:00 Judo lesson Châu Thượng Văn street
19:30-21:00 Opening ceremony of the 15th Hội An – Japan Cultural Exchange 2017 An Hội Sculpture Garden
August 20, 2017
15:00-17:00 Sack race Châu Thượng Văn street
15:00-18:00 Soccer bowling An Hội Sculpture Garden
16:00-18:00 – Street art performance, Japanese martial arts performance of Judo
– Reappearance of the wedding procession of princess Ngọc Hoa và Japanese trader  Araki Sotaro”
Japanese Bridge area
17:00-18:00 Judo lesson Châu Thượng Văn street
19:30 Closing ceremony of the 15th Hội An – Japan Cultural Exchange 2017 An Hội Sculpture Garden
Regular activities (August 18-20, 2017)
08:00-22:00 – Photography exhibition “14 years of cooperation and exchange between Hội An and Japan”
– Exhibition: “Sakura flowers in Hội An”
– Hội An – Japan fine arts and crafts display
– Photography and object exhibition of the world biosphere reserve of Cham Island
An Hội Sculpture Garden
Green corner Châu Thượng Văn street
Japanese old traces tour Hội An ancient town, relics
– Hội An bird’s nest day
– Japanese sweet
An Hội Sculpture Garden
Hội An – Quangnam – Japan tourism promotion
09:00-22:00 – Yukata try on
– Japanese culture experience
– Origami paper folding
17:00-22:00 – Experience activities
– Folk games
– Vietnamese and Japanese games for children

 

Theo hoianworldheritage.org.vn

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