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Exciting event “Hello summer with Japanese culture”

Hina dolls in Japanese culture are created to take sickness and bad things from children so that they can grow up healthy. (Photo: provided by BTC)

Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Huong, Vice President of the Vietnam Women’s Union said at the opening ceremony: “We hope this event will be a meaningful gift to welcome a brilliant summer with many activities full of activities. joy and laughter for the children and their families and the entire public who love Japanese culture in the capital.”

The event includes a series of display activities and interactive experiences imbued with the typical culture of the land of the rising sun. The exhibition space with attractions includes a collection of 108 traditional Japanese Hina dolls of all sizes, the introduction of Japan’s national Kimono dress, and the viewing of Ikebana flowers – a type of traditional flower arrangement of Japan. the land of the rising sun.

Especially, there are multi-sensory experiences about the country and Japanese people such as Origami paper folding, wearing Yukata costumes and taking pictures to check in at Japanese-style spaces. Besides, the experience of Ikebana flower arrangement and the practice of Wagashi making are also activities to help the public in the capital better understand the cultural beauty of Japan.

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Origami paper folding experience.

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Try on Yukata and take photos at the event space.

Mr. Fujiwara Kunihiko – advisor of the event shared: “Through this event, I hope that Vietnamese children will understand more about Japanese culture, and the future of relations between the two countries will become even better. ”

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The children are excited about the traditional Japanese game.

The event will last until the end of June 14, 2022 at the Vietnam Women’s Museum (36 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi).

Admire the beauty of traditional art at “KOKESHI Exhibition – Japanese Wooden Dolls”

Kokeshi is the name of a type of wooden doll from the Tohoku region of Japan that appeared in the late Edo period. Traditional Kokeshi are now divided into 12 types, and their origins and characteristics are shaped by patterns and special techniques suitable for each production area. Due to being completely handmade, each Kokeshi can be considered one-of-a-kind.

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Medium size Kokeshi doll. (Photo: Huong Uyen)

The event is co-organized by the Japan Cultural Exchange Center in Vietnam and the Kokeshi Tsugaru Doll Museum with the aim of helping the audience feel the spirit of traditional Japanese culture as well as the cultural inheritance. tradition in contemporary culture.

Small exhibition space, displaying 37 Kokeshi wooden dolls, divided into two categories: Traditional Kokeshi and Modern Kokeshi. These are all sculptures by the hand of artist Abo Muchihide and are selected from more than 4000 samples at the Kokeshi Tsugaru Doll Museum.

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Large Kokeshi. (Photo: Huong Uyen)

Notably at the exhibition are 5 Kokeshi models made specifically for Vietnam by Japanese artisans with bold Vietnamese culture. In addition to the display, the exhibition also features a documentary on how to make and special materials and tools to make a Kokeshi doll.

Some pictures at the exhibition:

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Introduction of Kokeshi doll lines

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The process of making a wooden doll

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Kokeshi dolls are made specifically for Vietnam with traditional costume motifs.

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Kokeshi doll in ao dai and conical hat.

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The most special work at the exhibition is in the shape of a bowl of pho.

The exhibition is open for free for visitors until the end of June 26, 2022 at the Japan Cultural Exchange Center in Vietnam (No. 27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi).

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