We have an important update regarding the carnival. We are happy to announce that we will be working with a group of Japanese university students who are from the Rikuzentakata area. They ran an event last year called “Wakodosai”. Here is their website:
The city encouraged our two groups to work together to organize a super fantastic carnival this year. With their experience and our international can-do spirit, we hope we can make the vision of our carnival a complete success.
Due to our two groups working together, the city has moved the carnival to:
Saturday, August 17th, 2013
We think this is actually a better date and doesn’t conflict with as many events. We hope the new date still works for everyone.
Other information about the carnival:
-The carnival will be held at Takata Elementary school. The principal has graciously allowed us the use of the grounds and the gym!
-We have some confirmed musical acts for the carnival, including some local talent from Akita!
-Monty Dickson’s sister has offered her full support and hopes to attend the carnival as well!
-We have a Facebook Page! “Carnival in Rikuzentakata” Please join and use it as a forum to discuss booths and ideas for the carnival!
As always, you can find up-to-date information on the website and Facebook page, Carnival in Rikuzentakata.
Mark your calenders, we can’t wait to bring you more information soon!
Jon and KK