CGK School Festival 2023 | Sat., July 15, 2023
We're pleased to announce that we will have CGK School Festival 2023 at CGK International School on Saturday July 15!
This will be our first-ever all-school festival at our Kannai campus. Held over four floors, there will be a wide variety of games, performances, and more, (with others to be announced) for you and your family and friends. This is also a great chance to visit our Kannai campus to learn more about CGK's history and future.
CGK is an integrated International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP candidate school. In the 2023/24 school year, we offer classes from 2-year-olds to grade 4. Since opening in 2016, CGK has already grown to having over 160 students and continues to expand every year. CGK's near-future goal is to become an integrated international school that has classes starting from preschool and going all the way to high school. We have been fortunate and grateful for the support of an important group of companies, organisations, and individuals who have constantly supported our work and activities over the years. This support has extended over to CGK School Festival 2023 as well.
We encourage you to register in advance to ensure smooth registration on the day and to help us manage the event.
CGK School Festival 2023 promises to be a memorable day for us and a big part of CGK. We sincerely look forward to seeing you on the day and hope that you can take part in what promises to be a great day for everyone.
CGK School Festival 2023
|Date and Time||Saturday, July 15th, 2023, 10:00-14:30|
|Language Held in||English and Japanese|
|Applicable Participants||Everyone is welcome to attend.
* If admission is not restricted, you may attend without a reservation, but we encourage you to make a reservation in advance.
|Place||CGK International School - Kannai Campus
2-25-2 Minaminakadori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
* Please note that the Bashamichi School is located very close by.
|Other||As a rule, only beverages are allowed to be brought to the event.|
Timetable (Event Space 5th Floor)
Live Performance - Wednesday
Wednesday will start the School Festival with a very special performance. This three-piece group are made up of our CGK Afterschool 4th graders on vocals, piano, and ukulele.
This is a rare and unique opportunity to see art created right in front of you! What original illustrations can indie artist Jun create in a limited time and with your feedback?There will also be an exhibition of Jun’s work on the 5th floor.
The Yokohama Sisters are a highly successful and innovative vocal group. Taking its name from their hometown, Yokohama, the group are known for their mesmerizing vocal blend and a diverse polyphonic repertoire that features R&B, Jazz, American classics, and traditional Japanese ballads and songs. The group have most recently expanded their repertoire to include national anthems of the world, hoping to promote peace with their music.
Prepared to be amazed as the grade 1 class use only plastic cups and their beautiful voices to perform the Cup Song! This song, made famous by the movie Pitch Perfect, uses a great rhythm which is mixed with some soulful lyrics. The grade one students have been working hard on their performance - this is a show that's not to be missed!
Exhibitors and Performers (More to be Announced)
In 2001, Yokohama Excellence was founded as an amateur men's basketball team. After winning the Tokyo Championship and finishing third in the All-Japan Club Basketball Championships the team turned professional and became Tokyo Excellence in 2012 to continue their success and growth.
On July 1, 2021, the club relocated to Yokohama and became Yokohama Excellence to reflect its new home. In the 2022/23 season, the club finished third in the B3 League. With the 2023/24 B3 League season starting in October, Yokohama Excellence will continue its goal to win the B3 championship and be promoted to B2.
Official Website: https://yokohama-ex.jp/
Test out your skills with the Yokohama Excellence staff by getting some buckets in a fun game of mini basketball.
SEE THE SUN (MORINAGA & CO., LTD.)
A subsidiary of Morinaga & Co., Ltd, See the Sun uses a blend of traditional Japanese recipes and ingredients with new fermentation techniques to produce delicious new fermented products.
<Stall and Workshop>
See the Sun will be selling ice cream made with nichijo imohanji (日常芋飯事). A fermented paste, nichijo imohani uses sweet potato koji to bring out the sweetness of baked sweet potatoes.
You can also attend a workshop with a fermentation researcher to explore the rarely seen world of koji fungi. Please note that spaces are limited so tickets for the workshop may be distributed on the day to those who want to participate.
<Past Work with CGK>
Mamonaku is an indie rock and roll band hailing from Yokohama. A hard working four piece, Mamonaku features our very own Mr. Martin from CGK Elementary School on guitar and lead vocals and CGK Preschool's Mr. Huw on bass. Originally a covers band, Mamonaku now performs their own songs that blends the best of rock and blues. Mamonaku will be recording their debut EP later this year so be sure to catch them before they get big.
Mamonaku will be rocking your socks off with a special acoustic performance to close the School Festival.
THE YOKOHAMA SISTERS
The Yokohama Sisters is a highly successful and innovative vocal group. Taking its name from their hometown, Yokohama, the group is known for its mesmerizing vocal blend and a diverse polyphonic repertoire that features R&B and traditional Japanese ballads and songs. The group has most recently expanded their repertoire to include national anthems of the world, hoping to promote peace with their music. The Yokohama Sisters were appointed official ambassadors to the 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama.
Official Website: https://www.yokohamasisters.com/
From Studio Ghibli movie songs to national anthems around the world, the Yokohama Sisters will do a 30-minute show with a variety of songs that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Please come to the 5th floor stage at 12:30.
*Vocals on July 15th: Maho, Miwa & Mana
Located in the hip Higashihakuraku, Iconic Stage makes delightful and original sweets and snacks using edible flowers, herbs, and leafy vegetables. These ingredients are grown in their in-house farm that uses LEDs and hydroponics. Using these fresh ingredients allows Iconic Stage to create original menus that delight the body and soul.
Official Website: https://www.iconic-stage.com
Iconic Stage will be selling a special selection of their original baked goods and non-alcoholic cocktails, decorated with freshly harvested edible flowers and herbs from Iconic Stage's farm. You will also be able to pick edible flowers fresh from the farm.
<Past Work with CGK>
Providing you a gateway to Italy, Il Calice is an Italian wine and food specialist located right in the heart of the popular Bashamichi shopping district. With a vast range of more than 1,500 bottles of Italian wine, they also import a wide range of Italian food staples such as pasta and cheese.
Il Calice will bring a specially curated of Italian wine and pasta for sale. As well, there will be a delicious selection of chocolates and other treats that will be popular with children.
Nekotoyagi is the brainchild of indie artist Jun. Born in Tokyo, he attended the Traditional Arts Super College Of Kyoto (TASK) in 2009. After graduating in 2009, Jun completed further studies in the field of early childhood.
Currently working as a childcare worker, since December 2020 Jun has also produced creative illustrations under the name, Zun. These illustrations playfully combines ugly and cute which brings an element of whimsical humour to our daily routines. The inspiration for Jun's drawings come from his mother who was also an artist. As a child, Jun grew up as his mother was battling with breast cancer. Jun was drawn to drawing to lighten up the heavy environment that surrounded him as well as bringing joy to his mother. Since then, he has continued to create uplifting pictures with the aim of bringing a smile, no matter how little it is, to the viewer's face.
Since 2022, Jun's works have been exhibited in bookstores in England, America, and other places. His works have also been displayed in special needs classrooms and childcare centres across Japan. Jun is also the creator of Henteko Land, a popular series of illustrations which began from tales which explored an imaginative world filled with two-legged animals. Each simple creation contains a deeper story which will stay with the viewer for a long time.
Zun will be live drawing a series of original creations. These will be put out for a vote and the most popular ones will be made into stamps which will be used to decorate eco-bags. Don't miss out on seeing creativity happen right in front of you and voting for your favourite illustration!
<Past Work with CGK>
Local farmers based in Asahi-ku, Yokohama. they grow vegetables which are popular for those to source and support locally produced products. They have also been a constant collaborator with CGK, working with us to help the children learn about how food is grown and take part in the farm-to-table process.
Fujimata Farms will be selling some super fresh and in-season summer vegetables such as eggplants, cucumbers, tomatoes, and okra.
<Past Work with CGK>
MIZUNOBU BROOK & FACTORY
Mizunobu Brook & Factory is a fruit salon that opened in Yokohama Hammerhead in September 2022. They offer parfaits and sweets made with an abundance of seasonal fruit. They also have a variety of homemade jams, baked goods, gelato, and other products that can be enjoyed there or at home.
Official Website: https://mizunobu-brook.com/
<Exhibits and Performances>
Mizunobu Brook & Factory will be selling fruit jelly, baked goods, and fruit tea. All will contain their trademark of fresh fruits of the season.
OCEAN ROAD COFFEE
Ocean Road Coffee is a high end coffee shop based in Chiba. Taking inspiration from the world famous Melbourne coffee scene, Ocean Road Coffee serves authentic Melbourne coffee and international cuisine. Owned and operated by a proud Melbournian Ocean Road Coffee prides themselves in delivering delicious coffee with a smile. This should be the only way to start your weekend.
Ocean Road Coffee with be selling their famous Melbourne espressos as well as the iconic Aussie meat pies, paninis, and other treats.
CGK Elementary Students
Students from our grade 1-4 classes have created booths where you can learn and interact with their work and also enjoy the exhibitions of their artwork.
Official Website of Elementary School: https://cgkis.com/elementary/
<Exhibits and Performances>
Many creative booths will be planned and produced by the elementary students of CGK International School. Each class and group will use their own unique ideas to provide a variety of activities for a fun-filled time.
All of our staff have come together to create and make a series of game and interactive booths. These are aimed at the young and the young at heart so come along, have some fun, and win some prizes along the way.
CGK Official Website: https://cgkis.com
<Exhibits and Performances>
The staff of CGK International School use their imagination and creativity in their daily childcare and educational activities. They will warmly welcome visitors to this school festival and offer fun booths and performances. Stay tuned for more details on what wonderful experiences await you.
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