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ricca ricca festa international theater festival okinawa for young audiences japan
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International Theater Festival OKINAWA for Young Audiences
Our 15th festival since 1994!
ricca ricca festa international theater festival okinawa for young audiences japan

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ricca ricca festa international theater festival okinawa for young audiences japan

ricca ricca*festa

ricca ricca*festa, also known as the International Theater Festival Okinawa for Young Audiences, is an international festival of performing arts for children, young people and their families which has taken place every year in Okinawa since 2005. This years festival is the 15th edition so far including the first in 1994.

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ricca ricca festa international theater festival okinawa for young audiences japan

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Host Organisation

  • ACO Okinawa 
  • International Theater Festival OKINAWA for Young Audiences Executive Committee (Children’s Culture Association ALM FOREST / ITF OkinawaOkinawa Prefecture Art Culture Advancement Association / ACO Okinawa)

Co-Host Organisations

  • Naha City Board of Education
  • Naha Tenbusu Culture Center
  • Naha New Urban Centre Street Association
  • Naha City Mekaru Elementary School District Community Council
  • Okinawa Prefecture Institute of Children’s Books
  • Okinawa Times

Co-Sponsors

  • ZENROSAI
  • Okinawa FamilyMart
  • RKK Line

Co-Operation

  • ASSITEJ (International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People)
  • Imaginate (Scotland)
  • ASSITEJ Japan Center
  • Japan Association of Theatre for Children and Young People
  • Japan Union of Theatrical Companies for Children and Young People
  • Japan Music & Entertainment for Youth Association
  • Japan Puppet Theater Conference
  • Japan Council of Theatre for Children and Young People
  • Children and Performing Arts Expo
  • Play for Children Association
  • Iida Puppet Festa Executive Committee
  • Ginoza Village Cultural Town Project Executive Committee
  • Okinawa Naha Kodomo Gekijo
  • Okinawa Drama Education Association
  • office BULAT
  • NPO Ryu-Do-Tai
  • Campus Records
  • Okinawa Prefectural Stage Crew Association
  • The Kawasaki Foundation Group Kawasaki Art Center
  • Shizuoka Cultural Foundation
  • Kitakyushu City Foundation for Promoting Arts and Culture
  • Okinawa Himeyuri Peace Memorial Foundation
  • Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages (Taiwan)
  • Chinese Culture University (Taiwan)

Support

  • Cabinet Office Okinawa General Bureau
  • Okinawa Prefecture
  • Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education (planned)
  • Naha City
  • Ginoza Village
  • Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Okinawa Prefecture Teachers Union
  • Okinawa Prefecture High School and Handicapped People’s School Teacher and Staff Union
  • Okinawa Prefecture Private Nursery Federation
  • Okinawa Prefecture Liaison Council of Children’s Centers
  • Okinawa Prefecture Private Preschool Federation
  • Japan Council of Performers Rights & Performing Arts Organizations
  • Association of Japanese Theatre Companies
  • Okinawa Prefectural Foundation for Cultural Promotion
  • Okinawa Prefectural Association of Culture
  • Okinawa Prefecture Performing Art Relation Association
  • Okinawa Association of Contemporary Theatre
  • Kusunuchi Peace Culture Center
  • Okinawa Prefecture Women’s Federation
  • Naha City Tourism Association
  • Naha New Urban Center Yui Sport Culture Club
  • NHK Okinawa
  • Ryukyu Broadcasting Corporation
  • Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting Corporation
  • Okinawa Television Broadcasting
  • Ryukyu Shinpo
  • Radio Okinawa
  • FM Okinawa
  • FM Lequio
  • fm Naha
  • Scottish Development International

Partners

  • ASSITEJ Korea (Korea)
  • Festival PUM (Korea)
  • Gimcheon International Family Theatre Festival (Korea)
  • Kaohsiung Children’s Art Education Festival (Taiwan)
  • ACE! Festival (Singapore)
  • Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education (Hong Kong)
  • China Association of Performing Arts Children’s Performing Arts Committee (China)
  • Shanghai International Children Theatre Festival (China)
  • Shenzhen Little Orange Castle Cultural Communications Limited (China)
  • PETA: Philippines Educational Theater Association (Philippines)
  • the A.S.K. -Art Space for Kids- (China)
  • Taiwan .go Children’s Art Festival (Taiwan)
  • Ninedu Theatre Company (China)

Funding Organisations

  • The Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2018
  • The Japan Foundation Asia Center (Asian TYA Network Programme)
  • Yamaoka Memorial Foundation
ricca ricca festa international theater festival okinawa for young audiences japan

Special Cooperation

  • Goethe-Institut Osaka

Special thanks to

  • All the stage crews
  • All the lighting crews
  • All the sound crews
  • All the interpreters
  • All the festival office volunteers
  • All the volunteer interpreters
  • All the volunteer theatre co-ordinators

Festival Staff

  • Producer/Artistic Director: Hisashi Shimoyama
  • General Production Manager: Hideya Seki
  • General Lighting Chief: Sadao Kakazu
  • General Sound Chief: Shiro Yamakita / Hisashi Tomiyama
  • Assistant Producer: Yasue Ooshiro / Nao Miyauchi
  • Theatre co-ordinators Chief:Emiko Otsuka
  • Artistic Advisor: Motoo Miura
  • International Communication Chief: Sonoko Chishiro
  • Festival Office: Fujimi Nohara / Naoko Tomori / Yoko Nozato / Kuniko Komesu / Airi Yonamine
  • Design: Ryota Nagamine
  • Print art: Bokunen