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9th MIFA International Exchange Festival (Meguro International Friendship Association)


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©MIFA

The season of the annual Meguro International Friendship Association (MIFA) festival has arrived! In cooperation with local international exchange groups, organizations and volunteers, MIFA will hold the "MIFA International Exchange Festival." This year's festival, the 9th annual event, will be held on Sunday February 23rd at the Meguro Persimmon Main Hall, as well as in Meguro Kumin Campus Park.

© MIFA

©MIFA

The MIFA International Exchange Festival was started in 2006 with the aim of promoting exchanges between foreign and Japanese residents. Each year, due to the involvement of numerous volunteers in its planning and operation, the festival is packed full of entertainment. In keeping with this year's theme of "World – Let's Dance Together!," at the Meguro Persimmon Main Hall there will be displays of dance from the United States, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Poland, and Sudan, etc. Jumping right in and participating in the dances is also highly welcomed! There will also be a performance of the Tokyoondo dance, make sure to wear kimono or yukata to the event if you can.

Furthermore, there will be stalls set up by different embassies located in Meguro on the 1st floor of the Persimmon Hall. In addition to these stalls selling food and other items, there will be rows of world food stalls set up in the adjoining Kumin Campus Park. For foreign visitors, there will also be a program of Japanese cultural events where ikebana, the way of tea, and the trying on of kimono can be experienced!

© MIFA

©MIFA

Some 1,400 people (including 200 foreign visitors) came to the festival last year which celebrated the 20th anniversary of MIFA's establishment. These visitors enjoyed the opportunity to experience cultural exchanges with people from around the world. Would you like to accompany your family and friends in attending this year's MIFA International Exchange Festival? Although it is a season in which cold weather continues, what about coming along and experiencing a range of different cultures from around the world? What about joining with other Japanese and foreign participants and dancing together to throw off the cold!

*Please note that participation in certain program elements requires bookings. Please contact the Meguro International Friendship Association for more details.

9th MIFA International Exchange Festival
~ World - Let's Dance Together! ~

Date/Time:
• Sunday February 23rd, 2014 (10:00 am ~ 4:00 pm)
Locations:
• Meguro Persimmon Main Hall (1-1-1 Yakumo, Meguro)
• Meguro Kumin Campus Park (1-1-12 Yakumo, Meguro)
Organizer:
• Meguro International Friendship Association (MIFA) (TEL: 03-3715-4671)
Hosting:
• Meguro City, Eco-life Meguro Promotion Association

Please refer to the following website for more details →
http://www.mifa.jp/ (in Japanese, English and Chinese)