The event is being held as part of activities aimed at commemorating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. This celebration will honor the strong friendship and partnership between the two nations, and will serve as a reminder of the importance of continued collaboration and growth.

Japan’s Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr. Takio Yamada, mentioned that Kyogen, a distinctive comedy stage art of Japan, would bring joy and laughter to both Vietnamese viewers and Japanese people living in Hanoi, through this program.

He expressed his hope that the occasion would help audiences gain a deeper understanding of the similarities in art and culture, as well as the perception of nature between the two countries.

Le Xuan Kieu, the Director of the Center for Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam Cultural and Scientific Activities, expressed great pride that the Temple of Literature was selected as the venue for a series of crucial diplomatic and cultural events which commemorates the long-standing Vietnam-Japan relations.

He asserted his conviction that the program will assist in fostering mutual understanding and bolster cultural exchanges between the peoples of the two countries.

Kyogen, the first comedy genre to originate in Japan and with a history spanning 650 years, has been recognised by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage. This comedy genre generally describes the daily life of ordinary people in the Middle Ages.