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4 March 2008


festival2.jpgNumazu City , who was also responsible for arranging the ‘One School One Country’ program, is putting a lot of heart and effort in to celebrating the fact that WorldSkills is in town. Among many initiatives Nu mazu City have taken the opportunity to welcome everyone by hosting a spectacular festival around City.

The Numazu Festival is spread over four different locations throughout November:

  • Kadoike Park
  • Imperial Villa Park
  • Numazu Port
  • Kiramesse Numazu (21st only for closing ceremony till 9:30pm)

festival3.jpgKadoike Park is located less than a minutes walk away from the Competition site and surrounds the beautiful “ Lake Kadoike ”. The area has been filled with exciting events including an International/Cultural Exchange Area and a food court that serves traditional dishes from Japan . In the Monozukuri area you can try your hand at origami, and wood and bamboo craft. In this area you can experience stage events, dance, taiko drums and pay special attention to the exchange event on November 17 & 18th. The Kadoike festival runs from November 15-18th from 9.00am-5.00pm. We recommend to everyone to spend some time in this warm atmosphere that has been arranged for the support of the WorldSkills event.

festival4.jpgThe festival ends with a big after party at Kiramesse Numazu where the Closing Ceremony takes place. The party will be held outside with a stage, food stands, souvenir shop and a bar surrounding a festival tower. This also involves the live broadcasting of the Closing Ceremony, Festival shops, a bar and Yosakoi dancer’s.

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