Vietnamese and Japanese calligraphers met together at an exchange in Hanoi on August 17 to mark the the 40 th anniversary of diplomatic ties between their two countries.

Demonstration and presentations on the art form were held at the event, which was titled “Power of calligraphy.” Participants, including members of the Vietnam UNESCO Calligraphy Club, were also invited to enjoy a dialogue between popular Japanese calligrapher Takeda Souun and Vietnamese artist Trung Hieu.

After giving a demonstration of his artistic skill, Takeda, who is also Japanese Ambassador of Cultural Exchange in 2013, offered his own presentation about calligraphy.

Standing Vice President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO)’s Hanoi chapter, Vu Thi Hai, declared that the event would popularise the distinctive culture shared by both Vietnam and Japan, bringing them closer.

The event was co-hosted by the municipal chapter of VUFO, the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam and the Scientific and Cultural Centre of Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature).-VNA