Phan Khanh Trang, a student from Hue College of Arts got a grand prize at Japan’s second annual International Furoshiki Design Contest for students at universities and vocational schools around the world.

This was the first time that Vietnam had participated in the contest. Apart from Trang, three other Vietnamese students won a merit prize and one earned an honorable mention.

Organised by the Japan International Exchange Fund, the contest aims to promote cultural cooperation between Japan and other cultures across the world. The design models of wrapping cloths featured Japan ’s traditional cultural trait as well as showed its applicability in the modern life to contribute to protecting the environment.

The awards ceremony to Vietnamese students is expected to take place in Hanoi on March 3. The models and unique applications from the contest will be displayed in the Japan Foundation Centre for Culture Exchange in Vietnam until March 10./.