The stages around Motomachi Park and the Mogu Mogu Festival are the heart of WMDF, but our artists are also busy in many places around town. In our “Outreach” program we visit many places such as schools and Old Peoples’ Homes. This is the core of the social and educational portion of our activities, and we work hard to give back to the community.
The people who gain the most from the WMDF events are probably the staff. Yes, there is real work to do, but we do our best to make the experience of staff as enjoyable as possible. We have already seen many life-changing experiences. Our meetings are fast-paced and often feature workshop-style mini learning activities. Check the Team WMDF button for more details, or go directly to the WMDF Staff Page.
All entrants (above elementary school age) to Motomachi Park become sponsors by either buying a 6 Day Sponsor Pass or a One Day Sponsor Pass. We are also always keen to establish collaborations with private, business or government sponsors. Here is our information page on formal sponsorship opportunities.
- Festival Guide Asia (WMDF page)
- Japan Attractions (WMDF 2015 Link)
- Japan Attractions (Worlds Meet Circus 2015 Link)
- Japan Times (WMDF listing)
- Japan Talk (WMDF article, listing on annual calendar)
- Hakodate Official Travel Guide (WMDF page)
- Hakodate 150 celebrations (No English) http://www.hakodate150.com/
- Hakodate 150 Plus (No English) http://www.hakodate150plus.com/
- Kurofune Hakodate Concert (No English) www.kurofune-h.com
- Hakodate Yagai Geki (Some English) http://www.yagaigeki.com/index.html
- Sado Island’s Earth Celebration
- “Sukiyaki Meets the World” in Nanto City, Toyama.
- Setouchi Art Festival (every three years).
- Manpaku: Another bunch of people who started with a music festival, and spawned a food event, just like us!
- Not related to us, but another ”Mog Mog Festival”, staged in Yokohama in 2013, and again in 2014.