フィリピンフロート

フィリピン観光省のフロートが御堂筋パレートで2位の栄冠を勝ち取りました。2005年度の御堂筋パレードはメインテーマをマスカラ・ダンスに置き、フィリピン・バコロド市から20名のダンサーを招聘して参加しました。マスカラのマスは人々をカラはマスクを意味しています。ダンサーがかぶっているマスクは皆の幸せを意味しています。微笑みと平和の町として有名なバコロド市はネグロス島にあり、毎年10月の3週目にマスカラ・フェスティバルが開催されます。このマスカラ・フェスティバルでは毎年コンテストが行われます。今年御堂筋パレードに参加したヴィリャモンテ・マスカラ・ダンスグループは過去2回このコンテストで優勝しています。

 2005年のフィリピン観光省のフロートです

 マスカラのマスクと衣装です。各チームが衣装やマスクでも競い合います。

 マスカラのマスクと衣装です

マニラブレティンの記事です 2005年10圧26日(水)

RP float tops foreign entries in Japan parade

The Philippines topped all the foreign entries that included the United
States, Russia, China, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand in the famous Midosuji
Parade in Osaka, Japan and placed second in the overall contest.


This was announced by Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace H. Durano, heaping
praises on the winning Philippine float that colorfully featured Negros
Occidental’s Masskara Festival and its dancers.

The win is the country’s third in less than six months since it won the
gold in the Nature’s Wisdom Award and the Global 100 Eco-Tech Award in the
recently concluded World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan.

Co-sponsored by Philippine Airlines, the parade was witnessed by more than a
million spectators, and millions more on television as the event was covered
by all of Japan’s major TV networks, according to Durano.

The feat is another big boost to the Philippines’ vigorous tourism
promotional campaign targeted at Japan’s whopping 17.4 million outbound
market, which is projected to surge to 20 million by 2010.

Joining the 3.5-kilometer parade were members of the Filipino community in
Osaka. The parade winners were announced at the International Friendship
Reception in the Osaka City Public Hall.

Aside from the parade, the Philippines took part in various performances in
different venues in Osaka before and after the event, including the Heisei
Rakuichi Marketplace Festival at the Minatomachi Riverplace and the
International Marching Band Festival at the Expo ‘70 Commemoration Park in
Suita City.

The Philippines has been participating in the annual Midosuji Parade for
seven years now, featuring the traditional Santacruzan in 1999; rice
terraces and the Kalinga culture in 2000; Pista sa Nayon and the Philipine
Dance Company’s Osaka group in 2001; the exotic Davao vinta in 2002; the
Bulaklakan "Panagbengga" Festival and Sindaw Dance Troupe in 2003; and the
Davao Philippine eagle and Maria Clara in 2004