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<The 10th MIFA International Exchange Festival>
The 10th MIFA International Exchange Festival was held on Feb.8 (Sun.)
2015. As many as 1700 people including 200 non-Japanese visited it despite chilly weather.
Festival Committee was launched in Oct.2015. Thereafter it helped MIFA organize the festival.
As many as 219 volunteers including 37 non-Japanese kindly helped mange the festival.
The festival was co-organized by Meguro City and Eco-life Meguro Promotion Association.
Four sponsors, 11 embassies, 20 groups of performers, 6 restaurants, and others joined the festival, making it a wonderful event.
Thank you for taking part in it.

       
 1.MC  2.MIFA Chief Director  3.Meguro Mayor  4.Kyrgyz Ambassador
       
 5.Children Chorus  6.Indonesian Dance  7.Indonesian Dance  8.Indonesian Dance
       
 9.Indonesian Dance  10.Big Band Jazz  11.Big Band Jazz  12.Uzbek Dance
       
 13.Sudanese Dance  14.Shamisen  15.Okinawa Sanshin and Dance  16.Colombian Dance
       
17.Mynmar Dance   18.Polish Folk Dancer  19.Japanese Drumming  20.Loach-scooping Dance
       
 21.Japanese Drums and Cello  22.Enjoy Japanese Drumming  23.Tokyo-ondo  24.Festival Theme song
       
 25.Stage Staff  26.Sri Lankan Food  27.Turkish Food  28.Indonesian Food1
       
 29.Indonesian Food2  30.Thai Food  31.Algerian Food  32.Azerbaijan Embassy
       
 33.Egyptian Embassy  34.Gabonese Embassy  35.Indonesian Embassy  36.Kenyan Embassy
       
 37.Kyrgyz Embassy  38.Nepalese Embassy  39.Polish Embassy  40.Rwadan Embassy
       
 41.Sudanese Embassy 42.Uzbek Embassy   43.Concierge Staff  44.Stamp Rally
       
 45.Drink Corner  46.Game of Go  47.Writing Systems  48.At Balloon
       
 49.Face-painting  50.Hoopla  51.Friendship with Embassy Staff  52.Ikebana
       
 53.Disaster Awareness  54.Mini-Japanese Conversation Salon 55.Calligraphy   56.Talk on Everyday Life in English
       
 57.Try-on Kimono1  58.Try-on Kimono2  59.Tea Ceremony  60.Actions for Children and Communities
       
 61.Meguro UNESCO Association  62.IPIL-IPIL no kai  63.Crayons  64.Tokiwamatsugakuen High School
       
 65.Mango House NPO 66.La Cociete Franco-Japonese Jiyugaoka  67.The Archives of the World Languages 68.Meguro Branch of Tokyo Administrative Scriveners Association
       
 69.Refugee Empowerment Network  70.Japan Pencak Silat Association  71.Meguro International Haiku Circle  

   Mr.Junya ITO and Ms.Yurie MOTOYAMA kindly forwarded to MIFA bold-letter logos and
pictures of children from around the world respectively. The poster of the festival
has been made using Mr.ITO's logos and Ms.MOTOYAMA's face pictures. We sincrely apprecite their cooperation.
Kei and Ohtama has kindly composed a theme song for MIFA festival, made lyrics, and arranged the song.
We express our sincere thanks to the two volunteers.

Gist of the Festival
*Purpose:
*To make residents of Meguro City better familiar with MIFA through programs at the festival
*To deepen international friendship and mutual understandings among visitors
*Date: 10:00-16:00 on February 8 (Sun.), 2015
*Venues:
*Main Hall at Meguro Persimmon Hall(1ー1ー1, Yakumo, Meguro-ku)
*Meguro Kumin Campus Park(1ー1ー12, Yakumo, Meguro-ku)
*Organized by: Meguro International Friendship Association(MIFA)
*Co-organized by: Meguro City, Eco-life Meguro Promotion Association
*Managed by: The 10th MIFA International Exchange Festival Committee
*Volunteers: Preparation Staff (50)/Support Staff (150) Total:200
Sponsored by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
Tokyu CORPORATION
Haagen-Dazs Japan,Inc.
POKKA SAPPORO Food & Beverage Ltd.
Miyagawa Conf. CO., Ltd.

Programs(As of Feb.3, 2015)
1) Meguro Kumin Campus Park(11:00-16:00)
【Indonesian Food 1 】*Satay, Soto Babat, Coconut Crepe, Black Rice Pudding
【Indonesian Food 2 】Chicken Noodle (Mie Ayam), Meatball with Noodle (Mie Bakso),
Chicken Soto (Soto Ayam), Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng), Fried Noodle (Mie Goreng),
Sheep Satay, Tempura (Tempe, Tofu, Banana, Risol), Baverage (Ginger)
【Turkish Food】*Doner Kebab, Turkish Beer
【Thai Food 】*Green Curry, Tom yum ramen, Thai Rice Noodles)
【Sri Lankan Food(Vegetable Godamba, Sri Lankan Fried Noodle, Naan&Curry, Roti)】
【Japanese Food】*Oden
2) Main Hall at Meguro Persimmon Hall
<Foyer 1F>(11:00-16:00)
【Ikebana】*A lesson for a beginner ★free of charge
【Drink Corner】*Coffee and cocoa drink will be for sale ★\100
【Stamp Rally】*A giveaway will be awarded when seals are collected.
【Disaster Awareness PR 】
*Tokyo bottled water ★free of charge
*Meguro Disaster Survival Map (Japanese/English/Chinese) and other information
*Display of Disaster Kits
*Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. will show how to switch off/on gas in case of a disaster.
【Learn Writing System of Languages】
*A non-Japanese writes your name in his/her her language
【Talk on Everyday Life in English】
*Enjoy games and talking with non-native speakers in English
【Japanese Game of GO】
*A lesson for beginners / Play GO with an experienced player
【Embassy located in Meguro City & Their Friendship with Visitors】
・Algerian Embassy *Couscous, Sesame Balls, Ceramics, Sand Rose, Carpets,
Leather Goods
・Sudanese Embassy *Artifacts, Antiques, Necklaces, Handbags, Leather Goods,
Wallets, Belts, Hibiscus, Bracelets
・Kenyan Embassy *Tea leaves, Madamia nuts, Moi Moi, cup cakes, banana cakes, samosa, wine
・Gabonese Embassy *Display
・Rwandan Embassy *Coffee, Tea, Coffee Powder, Tea Powders, Beads
・Azerbaijan Embassy *Sweet Rice Pilaf, Herb Omlette, Lemon Sherbet, Sweets
・Kyrgyz Embassy *Display of photos and Distribute Pamphlets
・Indonesian Embassy *Indonesian Rice/banana/cheese cakes
・Polish Embassy *Sale of Polish merchandize and cookies
・Uzbekistan Embassy *Display of photos and Distribute Pamphlets
・Nepalese Embassy *Muffer, Stole, Accessories, Accessory Cases
・Egyptian Embassy (Culture, Education And Science Bureau) *Display

<Foyer 2F>(11:00-16:00)
【Mini-Japanese Conversation Salon】
*Enjoy Talking with a non-Japanese/Japanese in Japanese  
【Japanese Calligraphy】
*Learn how to write hiragana, katakana, and Chinese characters
*Your Name in Japanese Kanji with Brush Calligraphy


<Stage>(10:00-16:00)
10:00-10:10 History of MIFA Festival (DVD)
10:10-10:25 Opening Ceremony (Chief Director/Mayor/Ambassador)
10:25-10:30 Cutaway
10:30-10:35 Children Chorus(Meguro UNESCO+Indonesian School)
10:35-10:40 Cutaway
10:40-11:00 Jazz(Tokyo Metropolitan High School Jazz Circle)
11:00-11:30 Photo Taking / Cutaway
11:30-11:50 Uzbek Dance
11:50-12:00 Cutaway
12:00-12:20 Sudanese Dance
12:20-12:30 Cutaway
12:30-12:50 Indonesian Dance(Tokyo Indonesian School)
12:50-13:00 Cutaway
13:00-13:20 Children Chorus(Meguro UNESCO+Indonesian School)
13:20-13:25 Cutaway
13:25-13:45 Shamisen(Tokyo University Nagauta Circle)
13:45-13:55 Cutaway
13:55-14:10 Okinawa Sanshin (Three-Stringed Instrument) and Okinawa Dance (Yui)
14:10-14:50 Cutaway
14:15-14:35 Colombian Dance
14:35-14:40 Cutaway
14:40-15:00 Myanmar Dance(Japan Myanmar Students Association)
15:00-15:05 Cutaway
15:05-15:20 Polish Dance
15:20-15:30 Cutaway
15:30-16:00 Japanese Drums and loach‐scooping dance(Mango House NPO)
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<Small Hall (B1F)>(11:00-16:00)
【Exhibition of MIFA Activities】★Inquire at Reception for MIFA membership
【Photo Exhibition by Sport Promotion Section of Meguro City】
*Giveaway of a badge and pamphlet
【Meguro Branch of Tokyo Administrative Scriveners Association】 *Provide information
<http://meguro.tokyo-gyosei.or.jp/>
【Booths of Groups of International Cooperation/Friendship】
・Tokiwamatsugakuen High School, Chocolate for fairtrade will be for sale.
<http://acejapan.org/english/field-program/>
・Meguro International Haiku Circle(Monthly English Haiku Workshop)
Photo Haiku display & Fudegraphy demonstration
<http://www.geocities.jp/yix04102/>
・IPIL-IPIL no kai(Display), Exhibition of Photos to support Bosnia and Herzegovina
<http://www.geocities.jp/ipilipil_nokai/>
・Refugee Empowerment Network (REN), Sell bead accessories made by refugees living in Japan, and use our profits to provide scholarships to refugees overseas.
<http://empowerrefugees.web.fc2.com/>
・The Archives of The World Languages, Reading out Folk Tales/Picture Books,
Quiz about languages 11:00-、12:00-、13:00-、14:00-、15:00-)
<http://www.chikyukotobamura.org/home.html
・Actions for Children and Communities, Embroidery works of Serbia and Cambodia
<http://www.acc-japan.jp/program/pastprogram.html>
・Meguro UNESCO Association, Sale of Bangladeshi Handicrafts
<http://meguro-unesco.in/>
・Mango House NPO
Sale of Organic Tea Leaves/Stained Glasses/Sri Lankan Guide Books
<http://www.ac.auone-net.jp/~mangonpo/mangonpotop.html>
・Japan Pencak Silat Association, Sale of DVD etc. / Silat uniform & Photo exhibition
<https://japsainfo.wordpress.com/>
・Crayons, Exhibition of Picture books in the world, Multilingual storytelling and sale of CD
<http://www006.upp.so-net.ne.jp/crayons/>
・La Cociete Franco-Japonese Jiyugaoka, Photo Exhibition
<http://www.t3.rim.or.jp/~ishiktad/fr-jp/>


(Big band Jazz)

(Uzbek Dance)

(Sudanese Dance)

(Indonesian Dance)


(Shamisen)


(Okinawa-sanshin)


(Colombian Dance)

(Polish Dance)


(Japanese Drumming)
【Amusement for Children】 *Face painting *Art balloon making
<1st Practice Room (B1F)>
【Tea Ceremony (for Int'l residents only)】
*Time: 1st session 11:00-11:45 2nd session 12:30-13:15 3rd session 13:30-14:15
<Rehearsal Room (B1F)>
【Try-on kimono (for Int'l residents only)】
*Time: Group A (10:45-13:00) / Group B (13:45-16:00)


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