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We have enjoyed the "Vietnam Festa IN Kanagawa 2016" for two days where we love Vietnam very much!

Check the event timetable!


The date is October 29 (Sat) and 30 (Sun). First of all, check the contents and timetables of the events that will be held here and there on the "Vietnam Festival in Kanagawa 2016" website .

Get off at Kannai Station and cross the Yokohama Stadium, which buzzed this year with the success of the BayStars, and head to the Japanese main street in the main area.
During the show, it was a pedestrian paradise and many stores were already lined up. There is a special stage in the middle of the street where various music and performances take place.

There is a piano recital, a speech contest for foreign students at the Kanagawa Prefectural Government Conference Hall, and a stage for folk entertainment "Water Puppet Theater" at Vietnam's Nose Park, and after sunset the colorful Vietnamese lanterns are lit and carried around When "Moving Lantern Night" is held ...!

It was so varied that I was wondering where I should go and look around, but I was strongly attracted to this "Lantern Night", so I decided to visit the venue from the evening on Saturday.

vietnam-001There were a lot of walks with the dog.

The Ginkgo trees lined with Japanese ginseng have become slightly yellowish, with a slight smell of ginkgo? It is feeling. The best time to see is late November to early December.

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Walk along the Japanese avenue in the late autumn leisurely while watching the products of the stalls. However, sudden heavy rain since the end of the day ! !
Unfortunately "moving lantern knight" has been discontinued ....

I wanted to see a landscape with lots of fantastic lanterns, but is this also for the fun of next year? As there was display of lantern which lighted in front of the prefectural office, we introduce this this time.

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The rain was really disappointing, but just looking at Asuka II leaving the Osan Bridge Was done. A whistle echoing in the evening scenery of the harbor, I can enjoy the scenery that is quite Yokohama.


The ship's departure is romantic

The second day starts from Vietnamese lunch

By the way, on the second day, it was cloudy on this day, but it seems that it will not rain. However, it was a cold day that was very cold.

Vietnam is an image of a southern country, but the grocery store in the store is lined with warm goods according to the season, so I bought gloves quickly. There are a lot of pouches of felt miscellaneous goods and each one is very cute!


By the way, it seems that delicious rice is lined up here and there as to worry about where to eat lunch.

Speaking of Vietnam, is it still four? I wonder if I can remove the spring rolls too? I also want to drink sweet and delicious Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk.

Whether it is a stand or a dry store, Vietnamese food is a very popular procession everywhere!

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vietnam-009 Popular Vietnamese sandwich

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While traveling to and from Japan Avenue several times while seeing miscellaneous goods, encountering loose characters, buying and eating, and going to elephant nose park next time.

First of all, I will go to the water puppet show called Vietnamese folk art. This is an entertainment where people from rural areas in Vietnam prayed for good harvests and has a thousand-year history.

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Many people already!

Since I can not see the front before, I admire the train from the top of the railway. A variety of dolls and dragons appear and move on water in line with the music of Vietnamese traditional instruments.


It was far away but the look of the doll was so humorous and cute.

The last enjoys live performance a lot!

After this, I will return to Nihon Odori again and watch live and performance on the main stage.

The final stage of this event will be the popular male group MTV band in Vietnam.

In addition, students of future musical star eggs, Magcal Performing Arts Academy will collaborate on their stage and dance together and they will be looking forward to it!

The Japanese boulevard stage is just a Vietnamese contemporary theaterThe stage was beginning. First of all, women dance in colorful costumes.


A dance like "dance" in a loose and elegant manner. It was elegant and beautiful!


Then two men with big pot come out. It looks quite heavy, but it's great to put it on your head to balance with Chinese style music, pass each other, catch on your back and more!

Then a female singer appears. She sang the song "Lover," the hit song of Mayumi Olympics in Japanese, full of emotion.


Ao Dai of folk costumes of dance princesses is very beautiful. I feel that many Vietnamese women have good style. Ao dai can not wear it if the style is not good. ?

Someday it starts to get dark, this event The stage with MTV band special concert with Magcal performing arts academy to mark the end of


There are three vocals with Hamori, and there is a good stage of Nori with rap. There are a lot of fan children in the audience! Everyone is dancing in nori nori.

In the middle of hot air, Governor Kuroiwa, who was in the guest's seat, was pulled up to the stage!

And we all sing "Let's face up and walk". Governor Kuroiwa is actually good at singing.


Furthermore , the students of the Magcal Performing Arts Academy , who had already been riding on the rhythm since they were on the stage, entered! We will further boost the stage with dance! !


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On stage with MTVband! Anyway, I'm fine!

When I notice, there are many people around the stage. This year's Vietnam Festa has ended. It was a very fun and wonderful stage! !


At the closing address, Governor Kuroiwa was declared to the Vietnamese ambassador to Japan by Nguyen Quoc Quong "This Vietnam Festa will be an annual event for autumn!" ( Refer to Governor Kuroiwa Blog )

Expectations to hold next year will also increase! I want to look forward to it.


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