Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong (centre, right) ​and Kanagawa governor Kuroiwa Yuji promote the Vietnam Festa in Kanagawa Prefecture (Photo: VNA)

Tokyo (VNA) – The Vietnam Festival in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture (Vietnam Festa) is scheduled to take place in Yokohama city from September 15 to 17, as heard at a local press conference on July 19.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong praised Kanagawa governor Kuroiwa Yuji’s idea to organise the festival on an annual basis to boost cultural and economic exchange.

Themed “FEEL Vietnam”, the 2017 Vietnam Festa aims to attract more than 400,000 visitors, an ambitious number that surpasses its 2015 record.

The festival will feature a host of cultural activities, including water puppetry performance, musical concerts, talks about Vietnam and the display of Vietnamese flower paintings and lanterns.

The organising board said it will also make September the Vietnam month in Kanagawa for further promotion events apart from the Vietnam Festa.

Established in 2015, the Vietnam Festa is the biggest Vietnamese festival in Japan jointly held by the Vietnam Embassy and Kanagawa prefecture.-VNA