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Mon 24th - Sun 30th July 2017  |  Naha City, Okinawa, JAPAN 

23 July 2017
DURATION CHENGE - Children of the Ocean
The duration of Children of the Ocean has been changed from 60 minutes to 95 minutes.

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25 June 2017
VENUE CHANGE - Folk Storytelling and Traditional Toy-Making
Folk Storytelling and Traditional Toy-Making venue has been changed from Prefectural Museum & Art Museum Kawara-ya to Naha Greenery Center

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23 June 2017
Chanpuru - English subtitles
"Chanpuru -I'm Ghost?!?! School Trip-" (No. 22) is confirmed to have subtitles in English. The performance is in Japanese.

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23 June 2017
Tickets now on sale
General ticket sales has started today. We recommend to book your tickets as soon as possible!
Please have a look at the festival website Ticket page for more information.

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12 June 2017
Ticket Presales!
Prior to the general sales starting on 23rd June, presale tickets will be available for 4 days!
[Presales Period] Sunday 18th June 10:00 - Wednesday 21st June 18:00 (JP time)
For those who are based outside Japan, we offer international bookings which you can pay and pick up tickets on your arrival.
Please have a look at the festival website Ticket page for more information.

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3 June 2017
2017 Website launch
Welcome to ricca ricca*festa 2017 website! Do not forget to follow us on Facebook page and Instagram too.

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Host Organisations

ACO Okinawa
International Theater Festival OKINAWA for Young Audiences Executive Committee
   ACO Okinawa
   Children's Culture Association Alm Forest
   ITF Okinawa
   Okinawa Prefecture Art Culture Advancement Association

Co-Host Organisations

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

The Japan Foundation Asia Center (Asian TYA Network Programme)


Okinawa Family Mart
Willcom Okinawa
Okinawa Monorail


ASSITEJ Japan Center
Japan Association of Theatre 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 Encounter Forum Executive Committee
Play for Children Association
Iida Puppet Festa Executive Committee
Ginoza Village Cultural Town Project Executive Committee
Okinawa Naha Kodomo Gekijo
Okinawa Drama Education Association
Okinawa Creator's Village (office BULAT)
Himeyuri Peace Hall (NPO Ryu-Do-Tai)
Campus Records
Okinawa Prefectural Stage Crew Association
Higashi Kagawa TORAMARU Puppet Land
The Kawasaki Foundation Group Kawasaki Art Center
Ezuko Hall (Sennan Arts & Culture Center)
Shizuoka Cultural Foundation
Kitaksyushu City Foundation for Promoting Arts and Culture
Saitama Arts Foundation 
Okinawa Himeyuri Peace Memorial Foundation
Mekaru Kodomo-en
Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages (Taiwan)
Imaginate (Scotland)
Catherine Wheels Theatre Company (Scotland)
New International Encounter (NIE) (England)


ASSITEJ Korea (Korea)
Festival PUM (Korea)
Gimcheon International Family Theater 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)
Shanhai International Children Theatre Festival (China)
Shenzhen Little Orange Castle Cultural Communications Limited (China)
PETA: Phillippines Educational Theater Association (Philippines)
A.S.K. Art Space for Kids (Shanghai)
Taiwan .go Children's Art Festival (Taiwan)
Ninedu Theatre Company (China)


Cabinet Office Okinawa General Bureau
Okinawa Prefecture
Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education
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 Cultural Center
Okinawa Prefecture Women's Federation
Naha City Tourism Association
Naha New Urban Center Yui Sport Culture Club
NHK Okinawa
Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting Corporation
Okinawa Television Broadcasting
Ryukyu Shinpo
Radio Okinawa
FM Okinawa
FM Lequio
fm Naha

Funding Organisations

The Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan
in the fiscal 2017

Special Cooperation

Goethe-Institut Osaka




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