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Children of the World, Edition 3

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 third edition, there are three groups from overseas. “SD AL Ikhlas Jakarta” from Indonesia, “Bunun” Cultural and Educational Foundation from Taiwan and “Skazka” dance group from Russia. Local groups include the “Hakodate Shonen Shoujo Gasshoudan” chorus group, 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 3
Date: Feb 21 (Sun) 13:00 start
Place: Hakodate Shimin Kaikan (Yunokawa-cho 1-32-1)
Grops: SD AL Ikhlas Jakarta (Indonesia), Bunun (Taiwan), Skazka
(Russia), Hakodate Shonen Shoujo Gasshoudan, "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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Children of the World

WMDF on Japanese National TV

On Aug 18, TV Tokyo showed an interview with the leader of WMDF’s “Hanafubuki” as part of its program Why did you come to Japan?”. The caption below says “I came to Japan to perform at the Festival in Hakodate”.


The program showed a still of their performance at the Bunda stage, with the description “Rock-style band appeals through eccentric performances”.


Uchronie’s performance is also on the WMDF Official Channel, so please check it out.

WMDF’s reputation continues to grow in Japan and beyond. Please help keep the word spreading!


WMDF 007 Park Layout and Schedule Announcement


Thank to all their support of WMDF. We have now published the final event layout map of Motomachi park and running schedule for WMDF 007. You can download a pdf by clicking the above picture or by downloading from the Events page. You are free to save as a data file or to print. Please notice that WMDF reserves the right to change details without notice.

Also, we regret to announce a couple of overseas group cancellations. “Toques do Caramulo” from Portugal and “El Sharkia Folk Troupe” from Egypt will finally not be able to attend WMDF 007. WMDF does its very best to work with its overseas collaborators every year, but please accept that sometimes problems will be inevitable. We are still looking forward to a bumper event in August!.

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