Recruiting participants for the Iwate International Association Morioka Sansa Odori Team “Friends with the World”

Organizer: Iwate International Association

The Iwate International Association’s “Friends with the World” team will once again take part in the Morioka Sansa Odori festival!
We are currently looking for people who are interested in participating in the festival with a team alongside both Japanese and foreign participants.
Take part in some international exchange at Sansa Odori!

Please click here for the flier!

Please click here for the application form!

◇Participation Date:
August 3rd (Sat.) the second group.
◇ Dance Version:Dance № 2 Tanabata Kuzushi
◇ No. of participants:Approx. 100
◇ Age to participate:Elementary school fourth grade and above
◇Participation Requirements:Be able to participate more than once out of the three times. (The final practice day is a must.)
◇Practice days:①July 6 (Sat.) 6p.m. – 8p.m. 
       ② July 10 (Wed.) 6p.m. – 8p.m. 
       ③July 28 (Sun.) 6p.m. – 8p.m. 
◇Practice Place:Aiina 6F, Inter-Generational Exchange Area
◇How to apply:Download the excel file of application form below , fill it out and sent it to us.
Another way to apply is to send us e-mail which includes the following information(in numerical order)to the address below.
When sending, please register with an e-mail address other than @
◇Email address:

Application form
       Title [Sansa Odori]
       ① Name
② Name in furigana
③E-mail address
④Phone number
⑦Date of birth (needed for insurance)
⑧Home country
⑨Job title (School name if you’re a student)
⑩Desired position: (Dance/Taiko drum/Flute/Ethnic percussion instrument)
⑪If you chose dance in #10, please specify your Sansa dance experience. :(Advance/Average/Beginner)
⑫Dress attire on the day of the festival: Yukata or Traditional clothes (your own belongings)


  Ethnic percussion instrument Taiko drum・Flute Dance
We stopped accepting applications(7/10)
◇Recruting contentBring your own Ethnic percussion instrument and try to play along our rhythm.Beginners are welcome.For those who are able to play the 2nd song “Tanabata Kuzushi”For those who are experienced in Tanabata Kuzushi`s dance or those are willing to learn themselves.
◇Arrangement of the musical instrumentsPlease prepare your own musical instrument. (Instrument other than Jembe)Please prepare your own musical instrument (We are not lending any.) 
◇CostumeCultural attire that is matched with the instrument.African cloth Kanga are available for lending.Japanese socks (Tabi) and Festival Sandals (Zori) are necessary.Please prepare your own cultural attire or Yukata.(Japanese socks(足袋tabi) & sandal (草履zori)、are a must.)Please prepare your own cultural attire or Yukata.(Japanese socks(足袋tabi) & sandal (草履zori)、are a must.)
◇NoteThere is some foreign cultural attire available for borrow. Fees will be collect as cleaning fee. Depending on the material of some attire is made of, higher fee might occur.※We don’t offer help to wear Yukata during that day.(Please contact us if you are foreigner). 
※Please be aware that photos will be taken during the practice days and on the festival day for our website and other publications.

Iwate International Association
〒020-0045 Aiina 5F, 1-7-1 Morioka Station West, Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture 020-0045
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(Please be sure to check the reception completion email from the association after applying.)