Category Archives: 2016-第009回芸術祭

Until Next Year

WMDF closed for 2016 after 7 hot days in Motomachi Park. Thanks to all. We set a high bar to jump for next year’s tenth anniversary, but book your schedules now! We are planning something special. August 5 to August 11, 2017.


Atlas stage held our Closing Finale, with representatives of groups and a few words from event organisers.


On Bunda, we ran our “Dance to Next Year’s Success” to represent our hope that this year’s memories  will stay in peoples’ hearts until we meet again.


The stages in the park are now gone, but the worlds that we encountered will resonate..KANE0778-1200

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Day 7: Final Day Opens!

The gates are open, the sky is blue, the temperature is hot, and the park is filling up. Don’t miss this last chance to become one of the 30,000 to meet new worlds in Motomachi Park this summer!


Day 5: A fresh breeze


After last year’s double-typhoon hit, this year we were lucky to just catch the edge of Typhoon #5. bringing some welcome cooling winds, and even making the evening feel chilly for the first time.

“Crowds” is not what you usually associate with a Tuesday night in Hakodate. but we sold more One Day passes than on any other day this year. Thanks to all!

One reason was the slew of new groups  and street performers we welcomed, with the Hatch Hatchell Orchestra and Zahatorte headlining the main stage. So, the second half of the festival is under way in style… Join us for two more days of sun, blue skies, and new worlds to meet in Motomachi Park.



Photos by Glaretone  (

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