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Canora Hall, venue for the Okaya International Exchange Association's 15th anniversary festival.
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Lobby of Canora Hall
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Entrance to the smaller hall
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Reception counter with programs and newsletters in different languages.
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Exhibition area featuring native costumes, photos, etc.
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Lake Biwa Rowing Song (Biwako Shuko no Uta) exhibition panel by Philbert Ono at Okaya, Nagano.
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Lake Biwa Rowing Song Exhibition panels. 「琵琶湖周航の歌」英語版の展示コーナー
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Exhibition panels 展示コーナー
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New Zealand panel
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Brazilian school
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Taiko drummers from Okaya Roman Taiko
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Full-house audience. Many international groups provided free entertainment.
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Indonesian dance by Miyazaki Ani
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Brazilian Dance by Ashinaga Gakuen Brazilian School
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African drumming and dance
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African dance, a real crowd pleaser.
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In Okaya, Nagano, Nakamura Naoko singing "Lake Biwa Rowing Song." This is the first time this English version was sung in public outside Shiga Prefecture.
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Nakamura Naoko singing "Lake Biwa Rowing Song." The first Japanese person to sing the song in public. 「琵琶湖周航の歌」の英語版も歌われた。
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Nakamura Naoko singing "Lake Biwa Rowing Song" up to verse 3. 中村直子さんが三番まで歌われた。
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Canora Boys and Girls Chorus
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Grand finale dance called Itomachi Ko-uta
   
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