Hanoi (VNA) – The Japanese Embassy in Hanoi on March 17 held a tea ceremony in the presence of visiting deputy grand master Machita Soryu of Urasenke, one of the three Japanese Tea Schools.

Addressing the event, Japanese Ambassador Yamada Takio said the exchange event is a highlight among activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam-Japan diplomatic relations (1973-2023).

Considering the tea ceremony a fine traditional and typical cultural trait of Japan, Yamada said tea drinking, a similar culture between Vietnamese and Japanese people, contains elements that create understanding and compassion between the nations.

The ceremony treated participants to an introduction to Japan’s tea ceremony by Machita Soryu./.