Earth Day @ 50

Apr 22 is the anniversary of the first Earth Day.

This year is a very unusual Earth Day, with so many unprecedented changes around the world…

But, we can still mark the date in our hearts, and maybe do something appropriate for the big 50th anniversary when times permit.

Image credit: Anonymous, freeSVG

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Stay-at-home Arts From Around the World

We may be stuck inside, but we can still bring you a window onto the big wide world.

We are finding many so inspirational arts stories are shared or recommended to us by our friends from around the world, and we would like to pass on some of them to you!

Our first offering is the “Chez Nous” from the French government. We think they are right: health is always first, but we do have the “opportunity to discover exceptional digital cultural wealth”

We would love to share many other examples. If you like, please suggest your favourites.

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A Mogu Call For Hard Times

As we announced on Apr 7, the Corona virus situation has forced us to call off our 2020 events in Motomachi Park. Sadly, this includes our “Mogu Mogu” Festival of goods and gourmet from around the world.

Although the food, beverage and catering industries are already so affected by the pandemic, our booth collaborators gave us huge understanding and warm words for next year. These people are some of the stars of our event. In these unprecedented times, we are still thinking how we could still work together this summer… In the meantime, we are giving name checks to all the booths from previous years on our WMDF Twitter account (it is in Japanese ^^).

If you see a name of a booth or a restaurant or a shop that you have used, liked, loved or maybe drunk too much at, send them a word of encouragement. It doesn’t have to be tweet, or even online. We’re sure they’d love to get old fashioned letters or postcards!

We hope WMDF’s fans can take just a little time to show their love for some of the people struggling with the economic corona hit. (Usually, at this time of year, we are sending out our MoguFes “call for participation” to potential booth owners… In this strange year, it is the customers….)

Too many booths to choose from? Shout out a “#mogufes2020” call. They will find it, and take heart!