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■Designs for MIFA Festival Poster
Application has been closed. Thank you for your constribution.
■Volunteers Wanted!
1. Types of Volunteers
*Committee Members: to attend Festival committee meetings and help organize the festival on Feb.11 (Sun.)
*Support Volunteers: to help organize the festival on Feb.11 (Sun.)
※Please register yourself as a member of MIFA prior to the festival.
Festival Committee Meetings:
Oct.7 (Sat) 13:30-15:30,
Nov.4, Dec.9, Jan.13/20/27, Feb.3 (Sat.) 10:00-12:00AM ※Venue: MIFA
★1st Committee meeting: Oct. 7 (Sat.)13:30-15:30.
2. Activities
*Concierge (Guide visitors around the venue)
*Booth (Interaction with embassy staff, stamp rally, and Eco-stations)
*Record (Shoot videos and take photos)
*Japanese Traditional Culture (Ikebana, Tea Ceremony, Kimono, GO,
and Calligraphy)
*Disaster Awareness
*Drink Corner ※Revenue will be used to support MIFA activities.
*Interaction with embassy staff
*Writing System (Help visitors to learn writing system of languages)
*Mini-Japanese Conversation Salon
*Volunteer Party Team: Help organize the party
*Stage:Help organize programs at Main Hall Stage
*Display of Photos of MIFA activities
*Booths of International cooperation/Friendship Organizations
*Amusement for Children (Introduce how to play games, etc. to visitors)
3. Apply: Inform MIFA via email of your, name, nationality, name of the school you are enrolled in, and
phone number.

■Gist of the Festival
Name of the event:The 13th MIFA Int'l Exchange Festival
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 11 (Sun.), 2018
Theme: Discover, Experience, and Explore the World!
*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 12th MIFA International Exchange Festival Committee
★See schedule Here
Volunteers: Preparation Staff (50)/Support Staff (150) Total:200
Sponsored by:
*Haagen-Dazs Japan, Inc.
*Miyagawa Conf. CO., Ltd.
*Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

Programs(As of Jan.23, 2018)
1) Meguro Kumin Campus Park(10:40-16:00)
【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】
*Xiaolongbao (Chinese dumplings)

2) Main Hall at Meguro Persimmon Hall
<Foyer 1F>(10:40-16:00)
【Disaster/Crime Prevention PR】Meguro/Himonya Police Station
【Tokyo Olympic/ParalympiC Games Exhibition】Meguro Sport Promotion Section
【Ikebana】11:30-12:00 / 12:00-12:30 / 14:00-14:30 / 14:30-15:00
*Apply in advance; Limited to 4 people for 1st and 2nd session; 5 people for 3rd and 4th session.
Fee: 1,000 yen (FCFS)
*Please inform MIFA via email of your name, nationality, telephone number, and your preferred time
【Drink Corner】
*Coffee and cocoa drink will be for sale ★\100
【Stamp Rally】
*A giveaway will be awarded when seals are collected.
【Disaster Awareness PR 】
*Tokyo bottled water ★free of charge
*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

<Foyer 2F>(10:40-16:00)
【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

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
10:15-10:20 Cutaway
10:20-10:40 Edo Daigakura and Stunts(Senwaka)
10:40-10:45 Cutaway
10:45-11:05 Children Chorus(NPO Meguro UNESCO Association Cosmos)
11:05-11:10 Cutaway
11:10-11:30 Indonesian Music&Dance(Tokyo Indonesian School)
11:30-13:00 Cutaway
13:00-13:20 Big Band Jazz(Tokyo Metropolitan High School Jazz Circle Du'n'Daht)
13:20-13:25 Cutaway
13:25-13:45 Peruvian Dance (Asociacion Marinera Japon)
13:45-13:50 Cutaway
13:50-14:10 Nagauta(Yakumo International Nagauta Kai)
14:10-14:15 Cutaway
14:15-14:35 Uzbek Dance (GULISTON)
14:35-14:40 Cutaway
14:40-15:00 Tsugaru Shamisen(GAKUFU)
15:00-15:05 Cutaway
15:05-15:25 Samura Performanc (Ideal)
15:25-15:30 Cutaway
15:30-15:50 Japanese Drums
15:50-15:55 Closing Ceremony / Taking photos

<Small Hall (B1F)>(10:40-16:00)
【Exhibition of MIFA Activities】
【Taiwanese Tea Ceremony】11:00-11:30/12:30-13:00/13:30-14:00/14:30-15:00
--- Free of charge
【Groups of International Cooperation/Friendship】
・Seisen International School
--- Sale of 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
*Limited Enrollment: 20 persons for each session (FCFS)
*Fee: \200
*Please inform MIFA via email of your name, nationality, telephone number, and your preferred time

<Rehearsal Room (B1F)>
【Try-on kimono (for Int'l residents only)】
*Time: Group A (10:45-13:00) / Group B (13:45-16:00)
*Limited Enrollment: 20 persons for each session (FCFS)
*Fee: \1,000
*Please inform MIFA via email of your name, nationality, telephone number, and your preferred time
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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