(QNO) - The wedding between Princess Ngoc Hoa and Japanese merchant Araki Sotaro was re-enacted in Hoi An city, Quang Nam province. It was a part of the 19th Hoi An – Japan Cultural Exchange 2023.
Attending the event were representatives of the Consulate General of Japan in Da Nang city, of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Office in Vietnam, local people and visitors.
Princess Ngoc Hoa was the daughter of Lord Nguyen Phuc Nguyen, who ruled central and southern Vietnam from 1613 to 1635.
While doing business in Hoi An in 1619, Araki Sotaro fell in love and got married to Princess Ngoc Hoa.
One year later, Ngoc Hoa went to Japan. She died in 1645 and she was buried in Nagasaki, Japan.
The love and happy marriage of Princess Ngoc Hoa and Japanese merchant Araki Sotaro became a famous story in Nagasaki. Ngoc Hoa’s mirror is still preserved in Nagasaki Art Museum.