Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam 


Themed “Let’s find a new Vietnam!”, the event isintroducing Vietnam’s unique culture and traditional cuisines to Japanese andinternational friends.

The festival was first held in 2015 and sincethen become an annual cultural activity in Kanagawa.

Governor of Kanagawa prefecture Kuroiwa Yuji andVietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam attended the event in Vietnamesetraditional dress.

Nam said the festival contributes to promoting therelations between Vietnam and Japan.

Meanwhile, the Kanagawa Governor described thefestival as a bridge to develop the friendship between Vietnam and the Japaneseprefecture.

He revealed that Kanagawa will host the secondfestival of the prefecture in Hanoi in November this year.

Vietnam Festa in Kanagawa this year featurednearly 70 pavilions, including booths promoting culture and selling Vietnamesefood, goods, and fine art products.

Visitors could enjoy Vietnamese traditionaldishes and art performances such as water puppet shows and music shows.-VNA