2021 Festival Scale-Down

We regret to announce that, as last year, the Corona situation has made it impossible to responsibly invite large numbers of overseas artists to Japan for an extended event.

Please read our complete announcement:

     WMDF 014 Statement for General Release, April 5th 2021

Following on from our community efforts last year, WMDF will be holding smaller-scale events, moving some things online, and collaborating throughout the extended local area.

In these unprecedented times, we send our best wishes around the world. We hope to meet again in Motomachi Park for our 15th anniversary in 2022. The dates will be the same: Aug 5 to Aug 11.

Posted on 2021/04/06 by Secretariat

A New Year!

We would like to send a big message of goodwill to all our friends far and wide.

The last year was exceptional around the world… now we may start again on the new one.

We have very best wishes for you all.

For our event, we became so busy at the end of 2020…. Our posts here became less, but we are moving forward with plans for a festival in August. We think the chances may not be high, but we will plan and see. The first test will be whether the Tokyo Olympic plans will go ahead.

We will hope for a year of recovery and of life.

Posted on 2021/01/01 by FesDir

First Call: Volunteer Guides 2021+

We cannot yet be sure if it will be in 2021 or 2022, but WMDF is seeking out volunteer guides for our next festival. Be part of a multi-cultural experience like no other in Japan.

You need to be available for 12 days at the beginning of August. In return, we offer board and lodging, a great atmosphere, and a cool Hokkaido summer. You all have the chance to work with hugely varied artists from around the world, to hone your logistics and hospitality skills, and to escape the heat of mainland Japan.

Full details on this recruit page. Preference is give to early responders, but we recognise the difficulty of committing schedules in the current environment. Event experience is useful, but not assumed. The foreseeable future of international events is uncertain, but we dare to hope that you will be one of the 30,000 people whose “Worlds Meet in Japan”.

Posted on 2020/09/11 by FesDir