Mie Prefecture works for the “Development of a multicultural society”, aiming to receive the cultural differences of citizens from several nationalities, ethnical groups, among others and on the mutual structuring of a community based on equal relations. As part of it, Mie Multicultural Awareness Event will take place.
This year the event will take place along with Iga International Exchange Festa 2017 and they expect many foreign attendees. Enjoy this opportunity to learn the culture and the foreigners’ countries and share experiences. Invite your friends and join the event. * Free entrance!
Date and time:
October 8, 2017 (Sunday) – from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Iga-shi Hirano Nishimachi 1-1 (Toretate-shiHizokko)
Stands for multicultural experiences:
Trying out traditional dress from the world (Distribution: JICA)
Experiencing musical instruments and garments from Peru (Distribution: Mie International Exchange Foundation)
Unicef activities presentation (Distribution: Mie Unicef Association)
Games based on the home countries of foreigners living in Mie Prefecture
Survey on Multicultural Awareness: gather the stamps and join it
Giant Piñata arrival at the stage:
Piñata is a giant ornamented paper ball doll filled with candies and toys used in festivals (such as birthdays) for children from countries in the Central and South America. The entertainment begins when the Piñata is struck and broken.
International Exchange Stage:
Hawaiian dance, Eisa, country dance, Belly dance, Mariñera, Bon Odori. Attendees can also join the traditional dances!
Stands Village for International Exchange:
It will be possible to buy products and handmade items from Brazil, Peru, Thailand, Philippines, China, Japan, among others.
Stamp brochure to get some rice from Iga
*Interpreters will be available to help you
[Mie Awareness Multicultural Event]
Mie Prefecture Diversity Department for Social Promotion Sector of Multicultural Living
Telephone number: 059-222-5974 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
[Iga International Exchange Festa 2017]
Iga International Exchange Association (Iga-shi Kokusai KouryuKyokai)
Telephone number: 0595-22-9629 E-mail: email@example.com