Culture Exchange Division
We were lucky with the weather and many people came to the party.
Everyone enjoyed food from all over the world, games and so on.
We enjoyed International cuisine, Kabuki performance and so on.
KIFA participated in the Kisarazu "Yassai Mossai" Dance Festival.
We spent a great time together and celebrated the New Year with people from all around the world.
We spent a great time together and celebrated the New Year with people from all around the world. We enjoyed International cuisine, Koto performance, Green Tea, Ikebana, Origami, Taiko (Japanese Drum) performance and a song and performance from the Wanpaku Kids Club.
This year's New Year Party was also attended by the Togo ambassador and his wife, it certainly offered a great opportunity for culture exchange. Along with food kindly prepared by some of Kisarazu's foreign residents (from China, South Korea, India, Togo, Russia, Australia), there was also some Sushi and it was enjoyed by all. Japanese drums, Yosakoi dances and Philippines dances fascinated us and a Korean song, cute kids and cheer dancing received a big round of applause. Additionally, we had a trial-experience section (tea ceremony, flower arrangement and origami) where we could introduce some foreigners to some Japanese culture. The Venue felt a little crowded with over 200 participants.
This year, about 80 members joined us to dance in the Kisarazu Bon Festival "Yassai Mossai". Of those 80, almost 40 members were foreign, and everyone tried really hard. This year - for the first time - our team won a prize!
We finished second overall and received a plaque, trophy and certificate! Thanks to everyone who helped organise and joined in the event. It was a memorable night for all of our members and we should be very proud!
About 200 people celebrated New Year at the party and enjoyed food of some countries, songs, dances, Japanese drums, flower arrangement, making soba noodle, Origami, and so on.
Kisarazu Port Festival begins with Yassai Mossai dance. KIFA joins the dance parade and gives international character to it every year.
Filipinos, Americans, Russians, British, Malaysians and Japanese in KIFA Happi coats paraded from Kisarazu port to Kisarazu station this year.
We enjoyed face painting, food of some countries, songs, dances, Japanese drums, a tea ceremony, flower arrangement and other entertainments.
67 of KIFA members enjoyed Yassai Mossai Festival. Some of them were Filipinos, Russians, Americans, Koreans and British. There were also some members of Kids Club. We danced in matching happi coats or yukata and cheerfully yelled "Yassai Mossai !".
We danced when the band played some dance music. It was really fun but we wanted to dance like Filipinas. Filipinos were very good at dancing. We learn how to enjoy a party whenever we come to KIFA New Year Party.
We, 60 members of KIFA, joined Yassai Mossai Festival. Some of them were Filipinos, Americans, Koreans and British. There were also some members of Kids Club.We danced in matching happi coats or yukata and cheerfully yelled "Yassai Mossai !". The festival had international appeal.
What was the most attractive for you?
Tea Ceremony? Palm Reading? Japanese Drums? Songs by Kids?
magic? Dances by philippine? Flamenco? Bingo? Jamaican cooking?Australian cooking? Philippine cooking? Nigerian cooking? Russian cooking? Chinese cooking? Japanese cooking? I hope you had a good time and formed friendship.
There were less people this year, but we were a very close-knit group. I felt a sense of accomplishment after we had danced to the end.
We enjoyed food of some countries, bingo, songs, dances and other entertainment. Some people also have your palm read.
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