Min-On Concert Association Cosponsors Folk Dance Concert
On December 10, 2009, the Min-On Concert Association cosponsored the 2009 Mekong-Japan folk dance concert hosted by the Japan Asia Fine Arts Association. The event was held at the Tokyo International Forum in Chiyoda, Tokyo.
Dance companies from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam performed traditional court and folk dances, as well as collaborative pieces with traditional Japanese dance companies. Many of the performances depicted the culture of rice cultivation, the lifeblood of these countries. Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito attended the event, as well as ambassadors from eight countries.
[Adapted from an article in the December 11, 2009, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photo courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]