Vietnam-Japan cultural space opens in Hoi An

A Vietnam-Japan cultural space opened at the UNESCO-recognised town of Hoi An on 10 November. Covering the entirety of Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street and the area surrounding the Japanese Covered Bridge, the space is designed in a Japanese spirit. Activities on the opening day included recreations of daily life, the introduction of traditional costumes seen in Hoi An in the early 19th century – the ao dai and ao ba ba from Vietnam and the Japanese costume of Yukata – and lessons in cooking Hoi An and Japanese cuisine.

 

Visitors to the cultural space will be able to experience Japanese and Vietnamese culture through historical records, archaeological finds on Vietnam-Japan trade in the 17th century, traditional attire, tea ceremonies, and exhibitions of calligraphy, lanterns, traditional music instruments, books, handicrafts and folk games.