A Vietnam-Japan Festive Day took place in Ho Chi Minh City on July 8 to promote cultural exchanges between the two countries.

The event featured an exhibition of documents and pictures on Japan, its culture and its people as well as information about studying in the East Asian country.

Participants learnt how to make Japanese kites and boxes, origami paper folding and enjoyed contemporary music played on traditional Japanese instruments by Aki and Kunio, a duo playing koto and acoustic guitar.

The Vietnam-Japan Festive Day was organised by the Consulate General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City in collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Cultural Centre.

Similar cultural events were held in Hanoi, Hoi An and Da Nang and all were welcomed by a wide range of people.-VNA