The first festival inspired by wisteria (or fuji in Japanese) opened on April 26 at Times City urban area in Hanoi to honour the Japanese culture.

Titled Fuji Matsuri, the two-day festival will recreate the Wisteria Tunnel from the Kawachi Fuji Gardens, a famous tourism attraction in Japan where a similar festival takes place annually. The flower is said to be that of eternal love.

The stage for art performance is designed as a 1,000-year-old wisteria tree from Japan.

As many as 300 amateur performers are taking part in activities to introduce Japanese yosakoi (street dance) and cosplay, the art of wearing costumes and accessories to represent a specific character in Japanese comics and animated films.

Visitors also have a chance to enjoy Japanese cuisine and buy souvenirs.-VNA