The Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam recently presented performances of traditional Japanese puppetry in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The performances, hosted by the Bunraku Company from Osaka, aim to mark the 45th anniversary of the Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties.


Together with Noh and Kabuki theatres, Japanese puppetry is one of Japan’s most ancient art forms involving puppets and music.

This year, two performances were held in Ho Chi Minh City and two in Hanoi.

Audiences in the Ho Chi Minh University of Theatre and Cinema were impressed with the performance of the Red-Hot Love of the Greengrocer’s Daughter.-VNA