International Festival

International Festival

Kurashiki International Friendship Festival

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The Kurashiki International Friendship Festival is held every year and provides an opportunity for mutual exchange among the Citizens of Kurashiki both Japanese and Foreign-born, while promoting the internationalization of the community. 

There will be food stalls and a flea market, performances of international song and dance, Japanese cultural workshops, English haiku, consultations for foreign residents, national costume wearing and many other events.   The festival is advertised on this homepage, in the Kurashiki Koho information magazine, and by pamphlets distributed to municiple facilities.  Every year the Kurashiki International Exchange Association (via the International Section of Kurashiki City Hall) seeks volunteers to help with the preparation and execution of the festival.  

 phone 426-3015

Seeking volunteer staff (International Festival 2016)

スタッフ募集チラシ

 平成28年10月16日(日)に「異なる文化を認め合い,ともに楽しむフェスティバル」をテーマに芸文館一帯で国際交流イベント”倉敷国際ふれあい広場2016”の開催を予定しています。
 このイベントのスタッフとして,イベントの企画から運営まで責任をもって取り組んでくださる方(個人,団体)を募集します。
・Meetings held once a month.
・No experience required.

Pamphlet (Japanese)

 If interested, please call the business office of the Kurashiki International Festival Executive Committee (The business office is also the International Affairs Office of Kurashiki City Hall) on 086-426-3015.

 


The 25th International Friendship Festival

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The The 25th International Friendship Festival opened under clear autumn skies. I addition to the usual events, there were "Rakugo" performances and a speech contest for foreign residents on the Lobby stage. There was also a talk and performance from a singer resident to Nepal to raise funds for the Nepal earthquake recovery. Thanks go to all the visitors, volunteer staff, and committee members for making this year the success that it was.

Date: Sunday, October 18th 2015, 10am to 4pm
Place: Kurashiki Art and Culture Hall and Friendship Square
Organizers: Kurashiki International Friendship Festival 2015 Organizing Committee
Association: Kurashiki City, Kurashiki International Exchange Association

Check out the pictures here


Please also check out the committee facebook page

 


The 24th International Friendship Festival

倉敷国際ふれあい広場 英語チラシ
English

The Kurashiki International Friendship Festival was held on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at the Kurashiki Art and Culture Hall.  

The organising comittee used a blog (japanese) to promote the event and provide extra information from participants.  Check it out here

They also twittered as "kokusaifureai" with more up-the-minute updates.

Photos of the day can be found here

 The 23rd Kurashiki International Friendship Festival

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The 23rd Kurashiki International Friendship Festival was a raging success. Unfortunately, on the day, the skies threatened rain but participants were not discouraged and had a great time with the stage performances, world foods, stamp rally, exhibitions and workshops.

Date: Sunday, October 20th 2013, 10am to 4pm
Place: Kurashiki Art and Culture Hall and Friendship Square
Organizers: Kurashiki International Friendship Festival 2013 Organizing Committee
Association: Kurashiki City, Kurashiki International Exchange Association

Check out the pictures here

 


 The 22nd Kurashiki International Friendship Festival

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It was a clear autumn day for the 22nd Kurashiki International Festival. The venue was filled with not only Japanese visitors but also foreign-born residents and others with their roots extending across the world. This year the food court introduced reusable plates and utensils to make the event more eco-friendly

Date: Sunday, October 21st 2012, 10am to 4pm
Place: Kurashiki Art and Culture Hall and Friendship Square
Oraganizers: Kurashiki International Friendship Festival 2011 Organizing Committee
Association: Kurashiki City, Kurashiki International Exchange Association

Check out the photos here

 


The 21st International Friendship Festival


tirashiThe 21st Kurashiki International Friendship Festival was held under clear autumn skies on the 16th of October 2011. 

The festival was well patronized not only by Japan-born residents but also by a large number of participants with roots in many countries.   This year also a charity bazaar was held for the victims of the March 11 Tohoku earthquake. 

Thanks go to all participants, sponsors and organisors, particularly the organising commitee members.  Their efforts made this year's event one to remember.

Date: Sunday, October 16th 2011, 10am to 4pm
Place: Kurashiki Art and Culture Hall and Friendship Square
Participants: Around 9,000 people
Oraganizers: Kurashiki International Friendship Festival 2011 Organizing Committee
Association: Kurashiki City, Kurashiki International Exchange Association


Check out the pictures here




The 20th Kurashiki International Friendship Festival 2010


tirashiKurashiki International Friendship Festival was held on the 10th of October 2010 under the theme "Come and Join the World Festa!"

The Festival included food stalls, perfomances and displays from all over the world and promoted International exchange and understanding.

Thanks go to all participants, sponsors and organisors, particularly the organising commitee members.  There efforts made this years 20th Anniversary event one to remember.

Check out the pictures here




The 19th Kurashiki International Friendship Festival 2009

Kurashiki International Friendship Festival 2009

Thank you to the Kurashiki International Friendship Festival 2009 Executive Commitee, volunteer staff, participants and visitors for making this year's festival another grand success. 

Please check this page for photos of the day. 


 The 18th Kurashiki International Friendship Festival

Details of the Kurashiki International Festival 2008 can be found here