Japanese Emperor, Empress visit Hue
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on March 4 visited the Hue imperial citadel where they were welcomed at Thai Hoa Palace and enjoyed Hue royal court music, recognized as a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO in 2003.
Phan Thanh Hai, Director of the Center for Hue Ancient Citadel Preservation said, “The Japanese Emperor and Empress loved Vietnam's heritages. In 2007, we sent a troupe of Hue royal court music to accompany President Nguyen Minh Triet to Japan. The troupe performed at the Royal Court in Tokyo.