Forty lacquer paintings created by four Vietnamese and Japanese artists are on display at the French Cultural Centre in central Hue city to depict the artistic ties between Vietnam and Japan.

Artists Nguyen Duc Phuoc, Luong Thi Anh Tuyet, Nguyen Duc Huy and their Japanese colleague Yoshifumi Hama capture people’s vivid daily lives and speak for their aspirations in their paintings.

Yoshifumi Hama has visited Vietnam , especially Hue city, many times to look for themes of his paintings as well as ways to portray them in lacquer paintings.

The exhibition is expected to create a closer bond between lacquer painters and art lovers in and outside the region.

To salute the 40 th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties, a friendship football match will take place between Japanese football squad, Kawasaki Frontale and Vietnam’s Becamex Binh Duong on June 1 in southern Binh Duong province.

The Kawasaki club said it aims to entertain local people and its 100 fans, who will fly in from Japan , with the performance of its footballers’ skills.

On the fringes of the event, there are a Japanese summer festival featuring traditional cuisines, folk games and artistic and martial art performances.-VNA