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Children of the World Festival, Edition 5

Children from many countries will gather during this long winter in Hokkaido!

The “Children of the World” Festival is a heart-warming event of world dance, music, chorus and friendship. Youth artists collaborate with local children to build this festival together.

For this fifth edition, there are three groups from overseas: “Pong Lang” from Thailand, Paul Hsu Senior High School from Taiwan and Etonos from Russia. They are accompanied and supported by local youth groups from Hakodate, plus a special appearance by the young-at-heart Hinokiya.

The high quality performances by children at this event always impress the adult audience. We are waiting to present you with a unique atmosphere to chase away the winter blues.

"Children of the World" Festival, Edition 5
Date: Mar 4 (Sun) 13:00 start
Place: Hakodate Geijutsu Hall (Goryokaku-cho 37-8)
Groups: "Pong Lang" a folklore band from Rachadabhisek high school (Thailand), 
A folklore dance club from Paul Hsu Senior High School (Taiwan), 
Etonos (Russia), Hinokiya and more.
Fee: 1,000 for Adults. 500 for Students. Free for babies and small children.
Tickets: Available in Hakodate Geijutsu Hall and at door.
Organiser: The Children of the World Committee, Worlds Meet Japan GIA.
Co-organiser: Hakodate Culture and Sports Shinkou Zaidan foundation.
Contact: 0138-51-5727 (Hitococochi, Inc, apologies but Japanese only)

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Children of the World, Edition 4

Children from overseas will gather in winter Hokkaido! “Children of the World” is a heart-warming festival of world dance, music, chorus and friendship. Youth artists collaborate with local kids to build this festival together.

For this fourth edition, there are three groups from overseas. “The Ranranga Dance Academy” from Sri Lanka, “Ensemble Diamonds of Anabara” from Russia and “Play Dance” group from Russia. Local groups include the “Hakodate Matoba JH School” Brass band, and a special appearance by the young-at-heart Hinokiya.

The high quality performances by children at this event always impress the adult audience. We are waiting to present you with a unique atmosphere to chase away the winter blues.

"Children of the World" Festival, Edition 4
Date: Feb 26 (Sun) 13:00 start
Place: Hakodate Shimin Kaikan (Yunokawa-cho 1-32-1)
Grops: The Ranranga Dance Academy (Sri Lanka), Ensemble Diamonds of Anabara (Russia), Play Dance (Russia), Hakodate Matoba JH School, "Honorary Kids For The Day" Hinokiya and more.
Fee: 1,000 for Adults. 500 for Students. Free for babies and little children.
Tickets: Available in Hakodate Shimin Kaikan and at door.
Organiser: The Children of the World Committee, Worlds Meet Japan GIA.
Co-organiser: Hakodate Culture and Sports Shinkou Zaidan foundation.
Contact: 0138-51-5727 (Hitococochi, Inc, apologies but Japanese only)

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Festival Study Meet in Hokkaido

DSC07774WMDF Secretariat Takuma Fukuda will be guest speaker at a Festival-themed event on Oct 29 & 30 in Kutchan.

The organisers are bringing together a diverse and unusual mix of festival practitioners and researchers from all over Japan. For instance, you can hear a presentation from Kojima Shinjiro, the boss of WESS Japan, producers of the Rising Sun Rock Festival and many other big events in Hokkaido.

Workshops and social gatherings are part of the schedule, so this is a great chance to expand your festival network!

If you are interested in festival culture, please check out the site at http://festival-station.com. A 2-night inclusive plan is yours for just 20,000 Yen.

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