Aki Matsuri Summer Festival opens in City

Aki Matsuri Summer Festival, an annual Japanese cultural event, will open at the Crescent Mall in District 7 in Ho Chi Minh City on November 3.

The free festival which was organized in Hanoi on October 27 aims to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Vietnam.

The event will feature around 15 display booths presenting Japanese arts and culture, such as Daruma-Japanese traditional doll, Furin wind chime, Japanese food and costumes, Yosakoi-style traditional dance, performance of cosplay costume, and introduction of Japanese comic strip characters and games.

Well-known cosplayers Stay of Taiwan (China) and Yuegene from Thailand will be special guests at the event.

Aki Matsuri Fall Festival is an entertaining event held in the Japanese countryside. The show was organized for the first time in Vietnam two years ago.

By Thuy Binh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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