Update Feb 20: We regret that this event is cancelled due to the continuing Coronavirus situation. Please see this post (Japanese and English)
Children from many countries will gather during this long winter in Hokkaido! The “Children of the World” Festival is a heart-warming event of world dance, music, chorus and friendship. Youth artists collaborate with local children to build this festival together.
For this seventh edition, there are three groups from overseas: Canada, Taiwan, and Russia. They are accompanied and supported by local youth groups from Hakodate, plus a special appearance by the young-at-heart Hinokiya. The high quality performances by children at this event always impress the adult audience. The unique atmosphere will chase away the winter blues.
"Children of the World" Festival, Edition 7 Date: Mar 1 (Sun) 13:00 start Place: Hakodate Geijutsu Hall (Goryokaku-cho 37-8) Groups: Mazovia (Canada), World Hyper Organization Theatre (Taiwan), Zaryanka (Russia), Hinokiya and more. Fee: 1,000 for Adults. 500 for Students. Free for babies and small children. Tickets: Available in Hakodate Geijutsu Hall and at door. Organiser: The Children of the World Committee, Worlds Meet Japan GIA. Co-organiser: Hakodate Culture and Sports Shinkou Zaidan foundation. Contact: 0138-86-6705 (Hitococochi, Inc, apologies but Japanese only)
WMDF organisers “Worlds Meet Japan” are collaborators of this event. We and the “Children of the World Committee” have been following the coronavirus closely. The Committee has determined (Feb 7) that the event will be held as scheduled. They have shared global information resources on health safeguarding measures from the World Heath Organisation.
Please follow hand disinfection measures and other hygiene best practices. The following resources from official Japanese government sources in Hakodate and Hokkaido also offer advice and reassurance, but we are sorry that Japanese: