13th MIFA International Exchange Festival

The 13th MIFA International Exchange Festival
Purpose 1) To make residents of Meguro City better familiar with MIFA
2) To deepen international friendship and mutual understandings
Theme Festival! Travel around the World in Meguro
Date 10:00-16:00 on Feb.11 (Sun.), 2018
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
Sponsored by *Haagen-Dazs Japan, Inc.
*Miyagawa Conf. CO., Ltd.
*Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Managed by The MIFA International Exchange Festival Committee
Volunteers Preparation Staff (50)/Support Staff (150) Total:200
Programs Meguro Kumin Campus Park
【Indonesian Food】(Tokyo Indonesian School)
*Mie Goreng / Mie Ayam
【Turkish Food】(Cafe Restaurant Sabalan)
*Doner Kebab / Turkish Beer
【Thai Food 】(Songkran)
*Thai Rice Noodles
【Sri Lankan Food】(Ceylon Inn)
*Vegetable Godamba / Sri Lankan Fried Noodle / Nibbles
【Chinese Food】(Shanghai Delica)
*Xiaolongbao (Chinese dumplings)
Main Hall at Meguro Persimmon Hall

  • Main Hall Stage

09:50-09:55 Lion Dance
09:55-10:00 Slides of the 12th MIFA Festival
10:00-10:05 Address of MIFA Chief Director
10:05-10:10 Address of Mayor of Meguro City Mayor
10:00-10:15 Address of Ambassador from Algerian Embassy
10:20-10:40 Edo Daigakura and Stunts(Senwaka)
10:45-11:05 Children Chorus(NPO Meguro UNESCO Association Cosmos)
11:10-11:30 Indonesian Music&Dance(Tokyo Indonesian School)
13:00-13:20 Big Band Jazz(Tokyo Metropolitan High School Jazz Circle Du’n’Daht)
13:25-13:45 Peruvian Dance (Asociacion Marinera Japon)
13:50-14:10 Nagauta(Yakumo International Nagauta Kai)
14:15-14:35 Uzbek Dance (GULISTON)
14:40-15:00 Tsugaru Shamisen(GAKUFU)
15:05-15:25 Samura Performanc (Ideal)
15:30-15:50 Japanese Drums
15:50-15:55 Closing Ceremony / Taking photos

  • Main Hall Foyer 1F

【Disaster/Crime Prevention PR】Meguro/Himonya Police Station
【Ikebana】11:30-12:00 / 12:00-12:30 / 14:00-14:30 / 14:30-15:00
【Drink Corner】
*Coffee and cocoa drink will be for sale
【Stamp Rally】
*A giveaway will be awarded when seals are collected.
【Disaster Awareness PR 】
*Tokyo bottled water
*Meguro Disaster Survival Map / Disaster Preparedness in Tokyo /
*Display of Disaster Kits
【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 /
Traditional Clothes / Carpets
<Egyptian Embassy (Culture, Education and Science Bureau) >
*Perfume / Papyrus / Ornament
<Gabonese Embassy>
<Kenyan Embassy>
*Black Tea / Black Tea Leaves / Kenyan Artifacts / Kenyan Accessories
<Kyrgyz Embassy>
*Samosa / Nan/Honey / Felt goods / Bags / Small Articles)
<Latvian Embassy>
*Cloth/ Mittens / Nut Crackers / Bags / Baskets
<Nepalese Embassy>
*Felt Goods / Necklaces / Muffler / Woolen Vest / Woolen Hats
<Polish Embassy>
*Sale of Polish merchandise and cookies
<Rwandan Embassy>
*Rwandan Coffee / Rwandan Tea / Banana Cakes / Pound Cakes / Coffee Beans / Tea Leaves / Banana Leave Cards / Macadamia Nuts
<Sudanese Embassy>
*Leather Handbags / Handbags / Hand-crafts / Antiques / Wallets / Necklaces / Bracelets / Hibiscus
<Togolese Embassy>
*Couscous/Fruit Ginger Juice/Doughnuts/Key holders/Artifacts/Clothes/Bags
<Uzbek Embassy>
*Display of artifacts and traditional clothes

  • Main Hall Foyer 2F

【Tokyo Olympic/Paralympic Games Exhibition】
【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

  • Small Hall                                                                                               【Exhibition of MIFA Activities】
    【Taiwanese Tea Ceremony】11:00-11:30/12:30-13:00/13:30-14:00/14:30-15:00
    【Groups of International Cooperation/Friendship】
    ・Seisen International School (Saleof charity goods)
    ・Meguro Branch of Tokyo Administrative Scriveners Association (Provide information)
    ・Meguro UNESCO Association (Kopotokko Bangladesh) (Sale of products)
    ・Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School (Sale of Fairtrade goods)
    ・Kokka-no-wa Project (PR of activities, Sale of can badges)
    ・Meguro City Japan-China Friendship Association (PR of activities, Chinese lessons)
    ・Multilingual Picture books — RAINBOW — (Introduction to Asian picture books and electronic picture books)
    ・Meguro Branch of Japan-China Friendship Association (PR of activities, quizzes about China)
    ・IPIL-IPIL no kai (Exhibition of Photos to support Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    ・The Archives of The World Languages (Reading out Folk Tales/Picture Books, Quiz about languages)
    ・Meguro International Haiku Circle(Monthly English Haiku Workshop)
    (Exhibition and demonstration of Photo Haiku & English Haiku Calligraphy)【Amusement for Children】
    *Face painting / *Art balloon making / *Bamboo Dance / *Enjoy English with ALTs.

<1st Practice Room (B1F)>
【Tea Ceremony】
*Time: 11:30-12:15/12:30-13:15/13:30-14:15/14:30-15:15

<Rehearsal Room (B1F)>
【Try-on kimono (for Int’l residents only)】
*Time: Group A (10:45-13:00) / Group B (13:45-16:00)

Expected number of visitors: 2,000 (in total)
Previous festival The 12th MIFA International Exchange Festival held on Feb.7 (Sun.) 2016:  Visitors: 2,000 including 400 non-native Japanese visitors / Volunteers: 265
The 13th MIFA International Exchange Festival Committee Meeting Schedule
July-August Performers, booth managers, and volunteers are recruited.
Sept.23(Sat.) 10:00-12:00 Preparatory meeting
(Leaders of the previous committee and MIFA staff discuss the upcoming festival.)
Oct.7 (Sat.) 13:30-15:30 1st committee meeting
Nov.4 (Sat.) 10:00-12:00 2nd committee meeting
Dec.9 (Sat.) 10:00-12:00 3rd committee meeting
Jan.13 (Sat.) 10:00-12:00 4th committee meeting
Jan.20 (Sat.) 10:00-12:00 5th committee meeting
Jan.27 (Sat.) 10:00-12:00 6th committee meeting
Feb.3 (Sat.) 10:00-12:00 7th committee meeting
Feb.8(Thurs.) 9:00-17:00 packing
Feb.9 (Fri.) 13:00-17:00 shipment in
Feb.10 (Sat.) 8:30-10:00 set up the park
9:00-12:00 set up Small Hall and rooms on B1F
10:00-13:00 set up foyer at Main Hall
9:00-18:00 rehearsal at Main Hall stage
Feb.11 (Sun.) 10:00-16:00 The 14th MIFA Festival
Feb.13 (Tue.) 9:00-11:00 shipment out
Feb.17 (Sat.) 10:00-12:00 8th festival meeting

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