On November 20 (Sun), 2022, “KIA International Festival “2022” will be held for the first time in 3 years at Rion Hall by North Exit of Kokubunji Station. The varied program consists of speeches in Japanese, a mini concert of a choir, Chinese traditional performing art, “Face Masks Changing” and Mexican dance. Please come around!
*There is no need to apply. Please directly come to the venue. However, you may be unable to enter if more than the quota people come. Please note it in advance.
～Part of the 59th Kokubunji Citizen Cultural Festival～
KIA International Festival 2022
[Date/Time] November 20 (Sun) 1pm – 3pm *Doors open at 12:30pm
[Admission] Free of charge
* There is no need to apply. Please directly come to the venue.
* You may be unable to enter if more than the quota people come.
[Venue] Rion Hall A&B / cocobunji WEST 5F
(3-1-1 Honcho Kokubunji City) *Just by Kokubunji Station
1. Speeches in Japanese
<KIA Japanese language learners>
2. Mini concert of choir
< KIA Choir>
3. Chinese traditional performing art “Face Masks Changing”
< Actor: Wang Wenqiang >
4. Mexican Dance
< DANZA MÉXICANA (Mexican traditional folk-dance group)>
*For further details, please refer to the below. The program may be changed.
[Organizer / Inquiries] KIA：Kokubunji International Association
*Mon - Fri 9am – 5pm（except National holidays）
Mobile：090-3045-3661（for the day）
Inquiries on the website【Here】
[Co-organizer] Kokubunji City Cultural Festival Steering Committee, Kokubunji City
[Supporter] Kokubunji City Cultural Group Coordinating Committee, Kokubunji City Board of Education
＊＊＊DETAILS OF PROGRAM＊＊＊
①Speeches in Japanese <KIA Japanese language class learners>
There are two Japanese language classes at KIA. One is “Evening Japanese Class” held in the evening of every Wednesday and the other is “Morning Japanese Class” held in the morning of every Friday. Currently, 40 foreigners are learning in the evening and 35 in the morning. On November 20, at the festival, 4 learners (one is a presenter) respectively from the two classes, 8 students in total will be showing the results of their usual learning by delivering their speeches in Japanese.
② Mini Concert ＜Kokubunji International Association Choir＞
Kokubunji International Association Choir is taking part as a cheerful and enjoyable mixed-voice choir. Twice a month practice (however, the number will increase on occasions of attending a concert).
We grandly had the 20th anniversary of its establishment concert on June 12, 2022.
On that occasion, we could take the audience’s heartfelt donation to Ukraine Embassy.
We are sincerely looking forward to your joining the choir.
③Chinese traditional performing art “Face Masks Changing” < Actor: Wang wenqiang>
“Face Masks Changing” is a Chinese traditional performing art in Sichuan Province called “Brilliant Technique.” Changing face masks in a flash is an absolute instantaneous art.
Masks changed one after another express characters and their feelings changing and so pay attention to them, please.
④Mexican Dance ＜DANZA MÉXICANA （Mexican traditional folk-dance group）＞
Hola amigos (Hi guys)! We are a Mexican traditional folk-dance group, DANZA MEXICANA.
This year, we are introducing a dance in Jalisco state in Mexico. Please enjoy our folk costume and unique steps. Vamos a bailar (Let’s dance)!
*Jalisco state: a state in midwestern Mexico. It is famous for tequila, a distilled beverage spirit, and it is said that Mariachi music was born there. (Note by KIA)