Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cut the ribbon to inaugurate the program on the occasion of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in November 11, 2017.
The event took place in Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street and Chua Cau (Bridge Pagoda) with a series of activities, such as exhibition of replicas of Shuinsen Red Seal Ships for commerce; Japanese traders who came to Hoi An in the 17th century; display of Vietnamese and Japanese Bonsai trees; performance of the art of Japanese tea making.
There were also Vietnamese and Japanese children’s traditional games, origami folding performance, introduction of culinary arts of the two countries, display of traditional garments like the kimono, yukata and Ao Dai, folk music, calligraphy performance , releasing colorful paper lanterns on Hoai River, introduction of Vietnamese and Japanese handcraft products.
The event aims to strengthen cultural exchange and honor the bilateral cooperative and friendly relationships of the two countries as well as between Da Nang and Japanese localities in particular.
A replica of Shuinsen Red Seal Ships for commerce ( (Japanese ship-licensed trade)
Performance of traditional clothing
Performance of folk music on the street
Clothing of Hoi An's people in the past