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Children of the World, Edition 3

Children from overseas will gather in winter Hokkaido! “Children of the World” is a heart-warming festival of world dance, music, chorus and friendship. Youth artists collaborate with local kids to build this festival together.

For this third edition, there are three groups from overseas. “SD AL Ikhlas Jakarta” from Indonesia, “Bunun” Cultural and Educational Foundation from Taiwan and “Skazka” dance group from Russia. Local groups include the “Hakodate Shonen Shoujo Gasshoudan” chorus group, and a special appearance by the young-at-heart Hinokiya.

The high quality performances by children at this event always impress the adult audience. We are waiting to present you with a unique atmosphere to chase away the winter blues.

"Children of the World" Festival, Edition 3
Date: Feb 21 (Sun) 13:00 start
Place: Hakodate Shimin Kaikan (Yunokawa-cho 1-32-1)
Grops: SD AL Ikhlas Jakarta (Indonesia), Bunun (Taiwan), Skazka
(Russia), Hakodate Shonen Shoujo Gasshoudan, "Honorary Kids For The Day" Hinokiya and more.
Fee: 1,000 for Adults. 500 for Students. Free for babies and little children.
Tickets: Available in Hakodate Shimin Kaikan and at door.
Organiser: The Children of the World Committee, Worlds Meet Japan GIA.
Co-organiser: Hakodate Culture and Sports Shinkou Zaidan foundation.
Contact: 0138-51-5727 (Hitococochi, Inc, apologies but Japanese only)

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Children of the World

Thanks to Over 30,000 People…

After the success of the 2015 WMDF (edition 008), we sent a newspaper-style report to all staff, sponsors and others involved in the production of WMDF and of our co-located events, the Mogu Mogu (goods and gourmet) festival and the Waku Waku (physical activity) festival.

We would love to also send this to all our 35,000 audience, but since we can’t, here is your chance to download. It is Japanese-only  (a 3.5M pdf file), but hey it has lots of cool pictures. 


We are already well advanced in the preparations for WMDF 009, and there are lots of great new performers planning their paths across the globe to meet in Hakodate this August. For 2016, we will run for seven days for the first time, to take advantage of the new national holiday on Aug 11. What better way to celebrate “Mountain Day” than to join us in Motomachi Park on the slopes of the town’s renowned Hakodate Yama?

Final Day Running in the Park

We have reached the final day of this year’s event.

We were blessed with great weather and huge audiences all week. Today we run until 21:30, and it looks like we will beat the rain, so make the most of this last chance. An event our size running on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and then having a closing day on Monday is surely not usual, but we already have a well-filled park.

At the closing finale you have a one and only chance to see a large number of this year’s WMDF artists on stage at once. Come along and help bring a grand curtain down on this year’s event.

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