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ricca ricca festa international theater festival okinawa for young audiences japan
7.23 Sat - 31 Sun
International Theater Festival OKINAWA for Young Audiences 2022
ricca ricca festa international theater festival okinawa for young audiences japan

ricca ricca*festa 2022
Closing Report

Big thanks to everyone who attended this years ricca ricca*festa! The 20th anniversary of the festival of which took place over nine days has concluded successfully!

Despite some difficulties due to the coronavirus situation, we were able to complete all days of the event with your cooperation. ^_^ We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the audiences who came to the theatres and to everyone who has always supported the festival.

This year for the 20th edition, overseas performance companies participated for the first time in three years. During the festival, we were delighted to see the exchanges that took place across countries, regions and generations, and to witness the deepening of people’s connections.

We look forward to seeing you again at the theatre! ^_^

Once again, thank you all so much!

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ricca ricca festa international theater festival okinawa for young audiences japan

ricca ricca*festa
2019

Find out more about last years festival, featuring an event report, photo gallery and details of all the performances and events.

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ricca ricca festa international theater festival okinawa for young audiences japan

Messages From the Artists 2020

Due to this years event being postponed, we received a number of video messages by various performance artists from all over the world. Please watch these warm and insightful messages in the video gallery below.
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 of which has taken place every year in Okinawa since 2005, and has been held since 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
  • 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

  • Kokumin Kyosai coop <ZENROSAI>
  • Okinawa FamilyMart
  • KIKUNOTSUYU
  • RKK Line

Co-Operation

  • ASSITEJ (International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People)
  • 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
  • SAITAMA ARTS THEATER SAITAMAHALL
  • EZUKO HALL SENNAN ARTS & CULTURE CENTER
  • The Kawasaki Foundation Group Kawasaki Art Center
  • Shizuoka Cultural Foundation
  • Kitakyushu City Foundation for Promoting Arts and Culture
  • Okinawa Himeyuri Peace Memorial Foundation
  • Okinawa Prefectural Stage Crew Association
  • 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 Board of Education
  • Polish Institute in Tokyo
  • 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

Partners

  • GINOZA village cultural project Executive Committee
  • 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)