The event was jointly organised by the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Association in the city, the Ikebana Ikenobo Vietnam Centre Study Group, and the Ikebana Ikenobo Japan School.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Nguyen Phuoc Loc, Chairman of the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Association in Ho Chi Minh, highlighted the importance of the event in strengthening and cementing the longstanding friendship and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries, both in general and the locality and Japan in particular.

For his part, Consul General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City, Ono Masuo, praised the association’s efforts in organizing several cultural, educational, economic, and sport activities between Vietnam and Japan, contributing significantly to the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Ikebana, also known as Kado, is a Japanese art form dating back to the 15th century. It has been embraced by generations of people in Japan and beyond, and is renowned for its beauty and elegance. Ikebana is an exquisite art form that has been passed down through the ages, inspiring people to create beautiful and meaningful displays of nature.

It expresses the beauty of the hidden vitality of plants and flowers in the development stages of plant life, bringing nature closer to our everyday lives. This helps practitioners gain a deeper understanding of beauty and a more tranquil, peaceful outlook on life.