NPO I.I.A. Ishikari International Association has held ‘World Festival’ annually since 2003, with support by local ALTs (Assistant Language Teacher a foreign national acting as a teaching assistant) – in Ishikari-shi, a neighbour city of Sapporo.
It was originally an international event for elementary and junior high school students to get close to foreign culture, but since 2009, it has been re-designed as an event for all the generations, welcoming various foreigners including JICA researchers and requesting them to hold booths to introduce their countries or perform on the stage. 2013 World Festival collected 88 participants from 17 countries and regions, about 40 volunteered staff and 350 visitors.
2014 World Festival will be held on Sunday 5 October, and welcome not only walk-in visitors, but also performers and booth participants.
TIME AND DATE
Sun 5 Oct 2014
Hanakawa Kita Community Centre, 1F Hall
198-1, Hanakawa Kita 3-2
Adult (over age 13, junior high school student): 200 JPY
Child (elementary school pupils): 100 JPY
*Free for infants
Mochi-tsuki Making Mochi Rice Cake/Origami/Shuji Japanese Calligraphy Trial
Japanese Food/Drink Tasting
NPO IIA, Ishikari City Council, Ishikari Board of Education
Please contact with the NPO IIA Office for further enquiries, including application for booth/stage performance via tel. 0133.62.9200 / 090.9516.6860 or e-mail.
*No reservation required for walk-in visitors.