World Harmonica Fest. '95 General Information

Last Update: 13 June 1995


brings people together from around the world, fosters international 
exchanges of goodwill and makes a positive contribution to world 

Tuesday 10th October - Friday 13th October, 1995 (4 days)

*Festival Venue
Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama (PACIFICO)
Address: Minato Mirai 1-1 Nishi-Ku Yokohama

More than simply an international harmonica competition, the Festival 
features gala concerts by leading international performers, a family 
concert for all the family, and open stage performances, in addition to 
various other events.  Participants are expected to number 10,000.

October, the highlight of autumn in Japan, is usually blessed with 
pleasant weather and the changing colours of the season are at their 
most glorious.  Autumn plays host to a wide variety of festivals and 
events nationwide, which attract a large number of local and international 

The City of Yokohama, the home of the Festival, offers all the excitement 
and the latest facilities expected of a major international city.  

The easily accessible Festival site, the Pacific Convention Plaza 
Yokohama, lies right in the heart of Minato Mirai 21, a major waterfront 
development geared towards the 21st century.  First class hotels, such 
as the Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel, are in easy reach and 
JTB (Japan Travel Bureau) can arrange accommodation on request.  

All the event spaces for the Festival are well linked and a shuttle bus 
service will operate between the nearby hotels and the various event 
spaces for the convenience of participants.  

Throughout the Festival all participants are freely welcome to make use 
of the Open Session & Goodwill Space to enjoy musical exchanges, make 
new friends and renew old friendships.  We aim to foster goodwill and 
harmony among all our participants.  

Famous local and international performers and harmonica lovers have been 
invited to take part in the World Harmonica Festival '95 Japan and it is a 
great honour for the country to be able to stage it here in Japan at this time.  

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WORLD HARMONICA FESTIVAL '95 JAPAN ==10th (Tuesday) NATIONAL HOLIDAY== *CONCERT BY JAPANESE HARMONICA LOVERS 10:00- 500 amateur harmonica players gathered from all parts of the regions centering around Yokohama. *FAMILY CONCERT 13:00- Please enjoy listening to an ensemble composed of parents, brothers and sisters, relatives, etc. *GALA CONCERT 18:00- Ultimate examples of the 10-hole Diatonic Harmonica by the world's top players such as CHARLIE McCOY and LEE OSKAR. *OPENING CEREMONY 10:00 / RECEPTION 16:00 ==11th (Wednesday)== *WORLD HARMONICA CHAMPIONSHIPS 9:00- the world's most authoritative international contest consisting of 11 categories; considered as a gateway to success for harmonica players around the world. The category for the future is newly added this year. *WORKSHOPS 10:00- The ideal clinic, given by famous harmonica players from various countries will perform classics, jazz, blues and play bass and chord harmonica, etc. *GARA CONCERT 19:00- Classic and semi-classic concert by the world's top players represented by LARRY ADLER. ==12th (Thursday)== *WORLD HARMONICA CHAMPOINSHIPS 9:00- *WORKSHOPS 10:00- *GALA CONCERT 19:00- Jazz and popular music by the world's top players such as JEAN "TOOTS" THIELEMANS and PETE PEDERSEN. ==13th (Friday)== *WORLD HARMONICA CHAMPIONSHIPS 9:00- *WORKSHOPS 10:00- *PRIZE AWARDING CEREMONY & FAREWELL PARTY 17:00-19:00 *** The time and players are subject to change without notice. *** NOTE: *REGISTRATION DESK : 10:00-18:00 Daily *VARIOUS MINI CONCERTS [EVENT & EXHIBITION] : Daily *OPEN STAGE & MIC. : 10:00- Daily *JAM SESSION will be held until midnight at the Live House every night.
ENTRY METHOD For those participating in the World Harmonica Festival '95 Japan (WHF'95) Procedures are simple -- You will become an official member of the WHF'95 once you fill out the Entry Form, mail it and remit the Entry Fee. *ENTRY METHOD Please fill out the required items in the Entry Form contained within this leaflet and mail it to the address below. The Entry Form is commonly used by both the Competitors and Visitors (Non-competitors) Note:The Competitors should also fill out the right hand side page of the Entry Form in accordance with the enclosed regulations for the World Harmonica Championships 1995. The deadline for entry of Competitor is 31st August, 1995. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ MAILING ADDRESS of the Entry Form: Please send the Entry Form to the address below. WHF'95 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 3F, Hayabusa-Toko Bldg. 3-19 Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102, JAPAN TEL:81-3-3265-4013 FAX:81-3-3265-4015 It will help if you could fax the Entry Form before mailing. *ENTRY FEES The Entry Fees are as follow: Competitor 20,000YEN The Entry Fee will be the same although you enter in multiple categories. Visitor (Non-competitor) 16,000YEN Note:1) Those who have paid the above Entry Fee will become the official member of the WHF'95, allowing free entrance to all the events of the WHF'95. (Reception, Gala Concerts, Contests, Workshops, etc.) 2) When you arrive at PACIFICO, the site of WHF'95, please come to the Registration Desk at the Entrance Hall on the ground floor to pick up your ID Card, souvenir brochure, etc. HOW TO REMIT the Entry Fee: Prease remit the Entry Fee to the following bank account by 31st August, 1995. SUMITOMO BANK, Kohjimachi Branch Account Number: 1369420 (WHF 95 JAPAN) Note:1) Personal checks are not accepted. 2) All payments must be made in Japanese currency (yen). We would appreciate your sending a copy of the bank's receipt for remittance to avoid any possible difficulties.
PLEASE RETURN APPLICATION FORM OF HOTEL ACCOMODATION TO; JAPAN TRAVEL BUREAU INC. (JTB) Yokohama Group Tours Office, Convention Center 4-75 Aioi-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231, JAPAN
Typist's Note:The Entry Form, the Category/Schedule Table of Championships, and digest of the Application Form of Hotel Accomodation are in other text files.

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