In 2016, the organisers of WMDF and MoguFes, “Worlds Meet Japan” were awarded the “Genki Grand Prize” by Hokkaido’s main newspaper. The award recognised our efforts since 2008 in bringing together the peoples of different countries and in creating a vibrant and lively (“genki”) local atmosphere. Two ceremonies were held: one in Hakodate and one in Sapporo. One direct result of this award was the participation of previous winners, Komazawa Tomakomai Symphony and Marching Band, in our 009 event.
We displayed pictures of WMDF at the newspaper’s headquarters:
Thanks to all of our amazing artists, especially those coming from overseas. Also, thanks to our wonderful volunteer staff, sponsors, and audience.