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"Vietnam-Fukuoka History and Cultural Exchange Exhibition" & "Vietnamese New Year in Fukuoka 2022" Event Report!

Vietnamese New Year in Fukuoka 2022
LANGUAGES AVAILABLE: 日本語
The "Vietnam-Fukuoka History and Cultural Exchange Exhibition" was held at Kyushu Geibun-kan in Chikugo City, Fukuoka Prefecture from Saturday 15th to Friday 21st January 2022. Some really interesting talks took place during the festival. Displays were also set up to help explain the history of Fukuoka Prefecture-Vietnam relations and introduce people to various aspects of Vietnamese culture, such as traditional outfits or musical instruments.

Another event was held to celebrate the Vietnamese "Tet" (Lunar New Year) at the same time. "Vietnamese New Year in Fukuoka 2022" ran from Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th January 2022 and was staged outside the Kyushu Geibun-kan building. Various booths were put up to give visitors the chance to learn more about Vietnamese culture alongside food stalls serving authentic cuisine! The event welcomed lots of visitors despite the rainy weather. Keep reading to find out more about both events! (*The photographs featured in this article were taken on Sunday 16th January 2022)

Vietnam-Fukuoka History and Cultural Exchange Exhibition

ベトナム・福岡歴史文化交流展
A set of displays that introduce the history of Fukuoka Prefecture-Vietnam relations were set up for the event.

ベトナム・福岡歴史文化交流展
ベトナム・福岡歴史文化交流展There were special booths where visitors had the chance to try on traditional Vietnamese outfits called "ào dài."

ベトナム・福岡歴史文化交流展This display gave the public an opportunity to play traditional Vietnamese musical instruments. It proved really popular with kids!
ベトナム・福岡歴史文化交流展

Vietnamese New Year in Fukuoka 2022

Vietnamese New Year in Fukuoka 2022
Vietnamese New Year in Fukuoka 2022During Vietnam's lunar new year, most households put up decorations. It is common for people to spend time with family and friends surrounded by these kinds of items.

Vietnamese New Year in Fukuoka 2022
Vietnamese New Year in Fukuoka 2022In one booth, staff were on hand to write out Vietnamese greetings for visitors! The text they wrote for us translates as fortune, happiness and prosperity!

Vietnamese New Year in Fukuoka 2022These are Vietnamese "bánh chưng" (glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo leaves). Apparently the leaves used to wrap the rice were sent from Vietnam for this event!
Vietnamese New Year in Fukuoka 2022
Vietnamese rice cakes are an essential item during the lunar new year and wedding ceremonies.

Vietnamese New Year in Fukuoka 2022They were also serving Vietnamese sandwiches known as "bánh mì" at the event! This is a snack that is now getting popular in Japan!

Vietnamese New Year in Fukuoka 2022
This is kind of like Vietnamese "okonomiyaki!" It is called "bánh xèo." Doesn't it look tasty!

Vietnamese New Year in Fukuoka 2022
Here is the classic, sweet dessert called "chè".
Vietnamese New Year in Fukuoka 2022
The staff who showed us around lit up the venue with their smiles!

INFORMATION

Kyushu Geibun-kan

- Address: 1131 Tsushima, Oaza, Chikugo-shi, Fukuoka-ken Japan
- Official Website: https://www.kyushu-geibun.jp/
- Facebook: HERE!
- YouTube: HERE!

All information correct as of January 2022.

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