Hoi An People’s Committee has agreed on the lending of the town’s antiques to Kyushu National Museum, Japan for exhibition. Time of the exhibition is kept unveiled.
The treasured collection includes colorful glass items found at Lang Beach, Cu Lao Islet and remains of the Japanese Hizen ceramics excavated at house No. 16, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in Hoi An Old Town.
Located in Dazaifu city, Fukuoka prefecture, Kyushu National Museum aims to preserve and explore the cultural legacy of Japan from the point of Asian view. For this reason, the display of Hoi An antiques at the museum helps Japanese people understand the strong trade links between Japan and Vietnam during 16th century.
Hoi An is a city in the South Central Coast of Vietnam. The former harbor town was a strategic trading center of Southeast Asia in the 16th century, where numerous merchants from China, Japan, India and Netherland came to trade and settle. In 1999, UNESCO designated Hoi An a World Heritage Site for its well-preserved architectural designs that display a unique blend of local and foreign influences. The trademarks of Japan can be seen in several relics in Hoi An such as three Japanese tombs and Japanese Bridge (Chua Cau) – the symbol of the town.