An art programme entitled “Viet Nam Spring Festival 2017 in
Sakai” took place in Sakai city of Japan’s Osaka on January 17.
Nearly 400 overseas Vietnamese and Japanese in Osaka were charmed with special
quan ho (love duet) singing, traditional music instrument performances and
beautiful dances by artists from the Ha Noi-based Thang Long Song, Music and
Especially, Vietnamese artists presented the melodies of Japan’s famous songs on
Viet Nam’s traditional music instruments, leaving deep impressions on locals.
Speaking at the event, Tran Duc Binh, Vietnamese Consul General to Osaka,
thanked the State Committee on Overseas Vietnamese Affairs and artists for
giving the Vietnamese community here such interesting art performances.
Sakai Mayor Osami Takeyama spoke highly of the programme, saying that it helps
Japanese people better their understanding of Viet Nam, thus further tightening
the friendship and attachment between the two countries as well as between Viet
Nam and Sakai city and Osaka.
The annual programme, the second of its kind held in Osaka on the occasion of
the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet), aims to introduce Japanese people to the
special cultural identities as well as traditional and contemporary arts of Viet