“Japan-Korea Exchange Festival” held in online format Seoul November 10 21:52
In Seoul, South Korea, the Japan-Korea Exchange Festival was held in an online format due to the new coronavirus.
The Japan-Korea Exchange Festival is organized by executive committees created by companies and organizations in both countries and has been held in Seoul every year since 2005.
For the 16th time, it was postponed for about a month and a half from the original schedule due to the new coronavirus, and it was held in an online format that delivered live and pre-recorded video from the venue over the Internet on October 10.
At the event, Ambassador Shibata, who is stationed in South Korea, said in Korean, “It is important to be able to hold the event despite the adversity of the new coronavirus.”
Next, japanese drums and percussion instruments called “Samurnori” from Korea were performed, as well as songs and dances by the Japanese-Korean female idol group “IZ
In addition, Japanese kimonos and traditional Korean costumes “Chimachogori” were introduced in a demonstration, and traditional play between Japan and South Korea was introduced in a demonstration, and a total of about 50,000 people watched it online.
A Korean female university student who participated as a staff member of the venue said, “I was worried that it would be canceled due to the virus, but I am glad that it was opened safely. Next year, I want to hold the event in a way that many people gather at the venue.”