Matsumoto’s international cultural festival, “KoiKoi Matsumoto”, on the 1st of July, at M-Wing, Matsumoto’s central kominkan, from 10:30AM to 5:00PM.
This should be a pretty big being the third year it’s been on, and the last years were big and fun.
It fills up the whole of M-Wing, and this year it will be spilling out into the street, as the little road between the kominkan’s buildings, behind the main building, will be blocked off for use.
There will be a stage show from various countries’ groups, an international food court, an international stamp rally, a capoeira workshop, a place where foreigners can try on yukata, and more.
This year there will also be a charity bazaar, and selling waffles and drinks, the proceeds of which will will go to an orphanage in the Tohoku region for children orphaned by last year’s disaster. There will be a free percussion/rhythm time there, for the public to join in. If you have a percussion instrument that you can carry easily, please bring it if you can, and join!
If you would like to donate anything to the charity bazaar, please contact us directly at: mayumi(at)interhand.org ,or phone: 080-4215-1709 .
You can see information about KoiKoi Matsumoto and a poster at: http://koikoi2011.jimdo.com/ .
Get along if you’re in town on the 1st of July.