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The 11th MIFA International Exchange Festival was held at Meguro Persimmon Hall on Feb.7 (Sun.), 2016. It was visited by 2,000 people including 400 non-Japanese. A festival committee was launched in October last year and prepared for the event, and 260 (including 60 non-Japanese) volunteers helped organized the festival. This event was co-sponsored by Meguro City and Eco-Life Meguro Promotion Association. 7 sponsors, 12 embassies, 9 performer groups, 12 international cooperation/friendship groups, and 5 ethnic restaurants and others took part in this festival, who made a wonderful event of international friendship. We sincerely extend to them our
sincere appreciation.
       
 1.Welcome Drumming  2.Opening Ceremony  3.MIFA Chief Director  4.Meguro Mayor
       
 5.Djiboutian Ambassasor  6.Big Band Jazz  7.Chanson En Francais  8.Azerbaijan Music
       
 9.Japanese Drums  10.Loach-scooping Dance  11.Cello&Piano  12.Japanese Drumming
       
 13.Tokyo-ondo  14.Children Chorus  15.Bangladeshi Song  16.Bangladeshi Dance
       
17.Tsugaru-shamisen   18.Sudanese Dance  19.Gospel  20.Closing Ceremony
       
 21.Ikebana  22.Eco-station  23.Drink Corner  24.Stamp Rally
       
 25.Writing System  26.Game of Go  27.Game of Go  28.Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
       
 29.Disaster Awareness  30.Main Hall  31.Algerian Embassy  32.Azerbaijan Embassy
       
 33.Djibouti Embassy  34.Egyptian Embassy  35.Gabonese Embassy  36.Indonesian Embassy
       
 37.Kenyan Embassy  38.Kyrgyz Embassy  39.Nepalese Embassy  40.Polish Embassy
       
 41.Rwandan Embassy 42.Sudanese Embassy   43.Togolese Embassy  44.Uzbek Embassy
       
 45.Mini-Japanese Conversation Salon  46.Japanese Calligraphy  47.Indonesian Food  48.Sri Lankan Food
       
 49.Turkish Food  50.Thai Food  51.Japanese Food  52.Taiwanese Food
       
 53.Japan Pencak Silat Association  54.Meguro UNESCO Association 55.Meguro Branch of Tokyo Administrative Scriveners Association   56.Meguro City Japan-China Friendship Association
       
 57.Japanese Language Group CRAYONS  58.Meguro International Haiku Circle  59.Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School  60.Meguro Branch of Japan-China Friendship Association
       
 61.Chokkura Home Stay  62.Refugee Empowerment Network  63.IPIL-IPIL no kai  64.SOCIETE FRANCO-JAPONAISE JIYUGAOKA
       
 65.The Archives of The World Languages館 66.Art Balloon  67.Face-painting 68.Let’s play in English with ALT! 
       
 69.Try-on Kimono1  70.Try-on Kimono2  71.Tea Ceremony1  72.Tea Ceremony2

MIFA member Ms. Rina OTSUKI and her friend Mr. Hitoshi MURAYAMA
kindly forwarded to MIFA a poster design for the 11th MIFA festival.
They kindly helped make a script of the poster. We sincerely appreciate their cooperation.
Click the image to see a poster → PDF file is available here (2.8MB)
■Gist of the Festival
Name of the event:The 11th MIFA Int'l Exchange Festival
*Purpose:
1)To make residents of Meguro City better familiar with MIFA
2) To deepen international friendship and mutual understandings
*Date: 10:00-16:00 on February 7 (Sun.), 2016
*Theme: Look AroundーMake a Day Trip to the World!
*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 11th MIFA International Exchange Festival Committee
*Volunteers: Preparation Staff (50)/Support Staff (150) Total:200
■Sponsored by:
*
Häagen-Dazs Japan,Inc.
*MEGURO GAJOEN
*Miyagawa Conf. CO., Ltd.
*POKKA SAPPORO FOOD&BEVERAGE LTD
*Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
*Tokyu CORPORATION
*Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
■Programs(As of Feb.1, 2016)
1) Meguro Kumin Campus Park(10:30-16:00)
【Indonesian Food】(Tokyo Indonesian School)
*Satay(lamb) / Nasi Kuning / Nasi Goreng / Mie Goreng / Mie Ayam / Flinger Food
【Turkish Food】(Cafe Restaurant Sabalan)
*Doner Kebab / Turkish Beer
【Thai Food 】(Songkran)
*Green Curry / Tom yum ramen / Thai Rice Noodles)
【Sri Lankan Food】(Ceylon Inn)
*Vegetable Godamba / Sri Lankan Fried Noodle / Nibbles
【Japanese Food】(Tokyo Metropolitan Government Meat Sanitation Union Meguro Branch)
*Pork miso soup
2) Main Hall at Meguro Persimmon Hall
<Foyer 1F>(10:30-16:00)
【Ikebana】11:30-12:00 / 12:00-12:30 / 14:00-14:30 / 14:30-15:00
*Apply in advance; Limited to 5 persons per each; Fee:1,000yen (FCFS)
*Please inform MIFA via email of your name, nationality, telephone number, and your preferred time
【Drink Corner】 *Coffee and will be for sale ★100yen
【Stamp Rally】 *A giveaway will be awarded when seals are collected.
【Disaster Awareness PR 】
*Free bottled mineral water
*Meguro Disaster Survival Map / Disaster Preparedness in Tokyo
*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.
【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 / Cakes / Mint Tea / Sand Rose / Jewelry / Leather Goods,
<Azerbaijan Embassy> *Yarpag Dormasy / Eggplant Salad / Sweet Milk Bread / Pakhlava / Pomegranite Juice
<Djibouti Embassy> *Red/White Wine / Snacks
<Egyptian Embassy (Culture, Education And Science Bureau) > *Display
<Gabonese Embassy> *Display
<Indonesian Embassy> *Indonesian handicrafts and cookies/snacks
<Kenyan Embassy> *Black Tea / Black Tea Leaves / Kenyan Artifacts / Kenyan Accessories
<Kyrgyz Embassy> *Display of photos and Distribute Pamphlets
<Nepalese Embassy> *Felt Goods / Necklaces / Muffler / Woolen Vest / Woolen Hats
<Polish Embassy> *Sale of Polish merchandize and cookies
<Rwandan Embassy> *Rwandan Coffee / Rwandan Tea / Rwandan Artifacts / Rwandan Food
<Sudanese Embassy> *Leather Handbags / Hand Crafts / Antiques / Wallets / Necklaces
<Togo Embassy> *Fetri dessi / Fresh ginger juice
<Uzbekistan Embassy> *Display of artifacts and traditional clothes

<Foyer 2F>(10:30-16:00)
【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)
09:55-10:05 Slides of the 10th MIFA Festival
10:00-10:05 Address of MIFA
10:05-10:10 Address of Meguro Mayor
10:10-10:15 Address of Ambassador
10:15-10:20 Report of Multicultural Forum
10:20-10:30 Cutaway
10:40-11:00 Jazz(Tokyo Metropolitan High School Jazz Circle ”Du'n'Daht”)
http://www.kokusai-h.metro.tokyo.jp/HPmaster/index.htm
11:00-11:10 Cutaway
11:10-11:30 Chanson
http://www.t3.rim.or.jp/~ishiktad/fr-jp/
11:30-11:40 Cutaway
11:40-12:00 Azerbaijan Music (Piano)
http://www.gnsafarova-piano.com/
12:00-13:00 Cutaway
13:00-13:30 Japanese Drums, Cello, and Loach‐scooping Dance(Mango House NPO)
13:30-13:40 Cutaway
13:40-14:00 Children Chorus
http://meguro-unesco.info/
14:00-14:05 Cutaway
14:05-14:25  Bangladesh in Beats and Tunes
http://www.bd.emb-japan.go.jp/index_j.html
14:25-14:35 Cutaway
14:35-14:55 Tsugaru Shamisen
http://kunikaze.jimdo.com/
14:55-15:00 Cutaway
15:00-15:20 Sudanese Dance
http://reika.typepad.com/
15:20-15:30 Cutaway
15:30-16:00 Gospel (A Society for the Study of Gospel Hiroo)

<Small Hall (B1F)>(10:30-16:00)
【Exhibition of MIFA Activities】
【Taiwanese Tea Ceremony】11:00-11:30 / 12:00-12:30 / 13:00-13:30 / 14:00-14:30 --- Free of charge
【Groups of International Cooperation/Friendship】
・Meguro Branch of Tokyo Administrative Scriveners Association --- Provide information
<http://meguro.tokyo-gyosei.or.jp/>
・Meguro UNESCO Association (Kopotokko Bangladesh) --- Sale of Bangladeshi Handicrafts
<http://meguro-unesco.in/>
・Japan Pencak Silat Association --- Sale of DVD etc. / Silat uniform & Photo exhibition
<https://japsainfo.wordpress.com/>
・Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School --- Sale of fair-trade goods
・Chokkura Home Stay / CHS --- Clay pottery making, PR of activities
<http://chokkura.org/en/jp-culture/>
・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>
・Meguro International Haiku Circle(Monthly English Haiku Workshop)
--- Photo Haiku display & "fudegraphy" demonstration
<http://www.geocities.jp/yix04102/>
・Refugee Empowerment Network (REN) --- We sell bead accessories made by refugees living in Japan,
and use our profits to provide scholarships to refugees overseas.
<http://empowerrefugees.web.fc2.com/>
・IPIL-IPIL no kai(Display) --- Exhibition of Photos to support Bosnia and Herzegovina
<http://www.geocities.jp/ipilipil_nokai/>
・Meguro Branch of Japan-China Friendship Association --- PR of activities
・Meguro City Japan-China Friendship Association --- PR of activities
・Japanese Language Group CRAYONS --- Introduction of Multilingual Electric Picture Books and Try-on Tradtional Clothes for Children
<http://www006.upp.so-net.ne.jp/crayons/>
・SOCIETE FRANCO-JAPONAISE JIYUGAOKA --- Photo Exhibition
<http://www.t3.rim.or.jp/~ishiktad/fr-jp/>

【Amusement for Children】
*Face painting
*Art balloon making
*Soft darts
*Megaphone catcher
*Let’s play in English with ALT!
*Magic catcher
*Paper copter/boomerang
*Folding paper

<1st Practice Room (B1F)>
【Tea Ceremony】
*Time: 11:00-12:00 12:00-13:00 13:00-14:00 14:00-15:00
*Limited Enrollment: 20 persons for each session (FCFS)
*Fee: 200yen
*Please inform MIFA via email of your name, nationality, telephone number, and your preferred time

<Rehearsal Room (B1F)>
【Try-on kimono (for non-Japanese only)】
*Time: Group A (10:45-13:00) / Group B (13:45-16:00)
*Limited Enrollment: 20 persons for each session (FCFS)
*Fee: 1000yen
*Please inform MIFA via email of your name, nationality, telephone number, and your preferred time
*Schedule
Group A
10:45 Meet
11:00-12:00 Try-on Kimono
12:00-12:30 Photo Session
12:30-13:00 Change Clothes
Group B
13:45 Meet
14:00-15:00 Try-on Kimono       
15:00-15:30 Photo Session     
15:30-16:00 Change Clothes
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