MIFA International Exchange Festival

The 5th annual MITA (Meguro International Friendship Association) was held last weekend from February 20-21, 2010 in Meguro, Tokyo.

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The festival was held in the Meguro Kumin Campus, which used to be a school.

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Inside, there were several booths selling international foods and goods.

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As well, there were many performances locally and from different countries, both old and new (hip hop).

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The highlight of the festival for us was my wife making her Nihon Buyo debut with her teacher (sensei), who we watched at the National Theater of Japan a 1.5 years ago.

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Below are pictures of her sensei performing …

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… and my wife performing in her lovely kimono.

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At the end of the show, the hosts interviewed both of them, in English and Japanese.

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My wife’s many Japanese friends also came out to support and watch her.  They were all very nice and give her many gifts and flowers.

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Although my wife said that she was very nervous, she did not show it and did a great job – I was so very proud of her, she looked beautiful!  You can follow her new blog called Sakura no Yume.

Stay tuned for Part 2 … the Kimono Show!

2 thoughts on “MIFA International Exchange Festival

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