The 4th MIFA International Exchange Festival

Festival Visited by 2,800 People

The 4th MIFA International Exchange Festival was held under the title
--“Let’s do it together. Bring a friend”-- on Feb.7 (Sat.) and 8(Sun.) at Main and Small Hall of Meguro Persimmon Hall. In total, as many as 2,800 people attended the festival.
The number exceeds that of last year by as 300.

Thirty seven Committee Members have spent time little shy of a year since last April and planned the festival.They superbly cooridnated with 110 support voluntees and 200 booth managers and performers for two days,and led the festival to a sucess.

People from more than 30 different countries introduced their culture through sales of food / products, tea culture, try-on traditional clothes, music, songs, dances, writing, playing for children,martial arts, etc, and enjoyed interaction with visitors.

Photographs will come soon! Please look forward to them.

The 5th MIFA International Exchange Festival is to be conducted on Feb.20 and 21, 2010. You will be most welcome!

Photo Gallery of the 4th MIFA International Exchange Festival


Practice Room 1-3

1st Practice Room
(Japanese Tea Ceremony)

3rd Pracice Room
(Ikebana)

3rd Practice Room
(Origami)

Main Hall

Main Hall
(Foyer)

Main Hall
(Foyer)

Main Hall
(Foyer)

Main Hall
(Henna)

Main Hall Stage

Main Hall Stage
(Opening Ceremony)

Main Hall Stage
(Opening Ceremony)

Main Hall Stage
(Chamber Music)

Main Hall Stage
(Drum Circle)

Main Hall Stage
(Erhu and Piano)

Main Hall Stage
(Gamelan)

Main Hall Stage
(Japanese Drums)

Main Hall Stage
(Stage-Orchestra)

Main Hall Stage
(Let's Sing Songs Together)

Main Hall Stage
(MC)

Main Hall Stage
(MC)

Main Hall Stage
(Staff)

Main Hall Stage
(Try-on Traditional Clothes)

Main Hall Stage
(Try-on Traditional Cltohes)

Main Hall Stage
(Try-on Traditional Cltohes)

Main Hall Stage
(Try-on Traditional Clothes)

Main Hall Stage
(Try-on Kimono)

Main Hall Stage
(Try-on Kimono)

Main Hall Stage
(Tunisian Dance)


Rehearsal Room

Rehearsal Room
(Tea Culture-Algeria)

Rehearsal Room
(Tea Culture-Kenya)

Small Hall

Small Hall
(10 Different Languages)

Small Hall
(Foyer)

Small Hall
(inside the Hall)

Small Hall
(inside the hall)

Small Hall
(Let's Play Taiwan)

Small Hall
(Int'l High School)

Small Hall
(Playing for Children)

Small Hall
(Playing for Children)

Small Hall
(Playing for Children)

Small Hall
(Playing for Children)

Small Hall
(Plyaing for Children)

Small Hall
(Stage-Children Songs)

Small Hall
(Stage-Hula Dance)

Small Hall
(Stage-Silat)

Small Hall
(Stage-Thai dance)

Small Hall
(Stage-MC)

Small Hall
(Stage-Staff)

Small Hall
(String Performance by High School Students)

Small Hall
(Stamp Rally)

Small Hall
(Writing)

Small Hall
(Writing)

Small Hall
(Writing)


Time: February 7(Sat.), 2009 (12:00-17:00)
February 8(Sun.), 2009 (10:00-16:00)
Place: Large and Small Hall, Meguro Persimmon Hall (1-1-1, Yakumo, Meguro-ku)
(7 min. walk from Toritsudaigaku Station on Tokyu Toyoko Line)


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MIFA International Exchange Fesival with a purpose to encourage interactions between Japanese and international residents, is to be held again next year.
Visitors to the festival has been on the inrease: 1700 for 2006, 2000 for 2007, and 2500 for 2008.
Planning/Managing Committee is now planning interesting programs that will enable more people to interact.
Please bring "a friend" to the committee if you are interested.
Also, please bring "a friend" to the festival.

Program:
Main Hall
<Foyer>
  • Henna:★Conducted by Pakistani students(pay)
  • Food of various countries: ★Enjoy various food
Pakistan, Iraq, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Algeria, Egypt, Taiwan, AWAAJ
  • Display/Sale of Products of Various Countries
Uzbekistan, Poland, Laos, Kenya
  • Stamp Rally:★You will invariably get a prize if you participate in Stamp Rally.
  • Free International Call
  • Tokyo Water(Take free)
  • Disaster Awareness PR
<Stage> 2/7 (Sat.)
 11:45-12:00 Orchestra
 12:00-12:20 Opening
 12:30-12:50 Orchestra
 13:10-13:40 Erhu & Piano
 (13:40-14:00 Horn on the stage)
 14:10-14:40 Chorus
 (14:50-15:10 Horn at balconies)
 15:20-16:00 Try-on Kimono
 16:20-17:00 Try-on Clothes*

*Entries for Try-on Traditional Clothes
 Kenya, Algeria, Tunisia, Poland , Iraq, Cameroon, Taiwan
2/8 (Sun.)
 10:00-10:30 Chamber music
 (entracte)
 11:00-11:30 Gamelan
 (entracte)
 11:50-12:10 Tunisian Dance
 (entracte)
 12:50-13:20 Try-on Kimono
 13:40-14:10 Try-on Clothes
 14:30-15:00 Japanese Drums
 15:20-15:40 Drum Circle
 15:40-16:00 Closing

Small Hall
<Foyer>
  • Display/Sale of Products of Various Countries
Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan
<Hall>
  • Let's Play Taiwan
  • Peruvian Music Instruments
  • Let's Get Familiar with Letters of Various Languages

    2/7 (Sat.) 2/8 (Sun.)
    10:40−11:40 (5)
    12:00−13:00 (1)Cyrillic, Bengalese, Burmese (6)Arabic, Cyrillic, Rauh, Burmese
    13:20−14:20 (2)Cyrillic, Bengalese, Burmese (7)Arabic, Cyrillic, Rauh
    14:40−15:40 (3)Cyrillic, Bengalese (8)Arabic, Cyrillic
    16:00−17:00 (4)Cyrillic, Bengalese

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School
  • CCS
  • Playing for Children
     Plastic clay  Drawing pictures
  • Card making Making windmills
  • Face painting Opposite signals
  • Yasai banban I like sing songs with such face
  • Lego  
<Stage> 2/7(Sat.)
 13:00-14:00 10 Languages in the World
 14:20-14:50 Double Dutch
 15:00-15:30 Thai Dance and workshop
 16:00-16:30 Children Chorus
   (Beat drums and sing)
 (YMCA)
2/8 (Sun.)
 10:20-11:00 String Ensenble by High School Students
 11:20-11:40 Silat
 12:00-13:00 10 Languages in the World
 13:00-13:30 Dances & Games
 14:00-14:40 Drum Circle

<1st Practice Room>

  • Japanese Tea Ceremony
2/7 Omote Senke
2/8 Ura Senke

<Rehearsal Room>

  • Tea Culture of Various Countries
2/7 (Sun.)
2/8 (Sun.)
12:30-13:30 Taiwan
12:00-13:00 Egypt
13:45-14:45 Kenya
13:20-14:20 Iraq
15:00-16:00 Algeria
14:40-15:40 Iran

<2nd Practice Room>

2/7 Origami, Craft Using Chiyogami, Learn how to fold things using furoshiki,
2/8 Sumie, Japanese Calligraphy

<3rd Practice Room>

2/7 Ikebana


◆Planning/Managing Committee Members for the 4th MIFA Int’l Festival Wanted !

Members discuss the planning and management of the 4th MIFA International Exchange Festival. If you are interested, please contact MIFA for details.

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Meeting Schedule <click here>

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