INFORMATION BOOTHS AND FESTIVAL STAFF MEMBERS WEARING RED (AND A FEW BLUE) HAPPI COATS and RED VESTS
There are Information Booths on the first floor of the Midwest Trust Center near the Torii Gate, across from the elevator and in the lobby of the Regnier Center.
Festival staff members wearing red or blue Happi Coats or red vests will be stationed throughout the festival venues. They will be able to assist you, answer your questions and give directions. There are also maps of the festival venues at the information booths and in the inside cover of the festival program.
Everyone who pays an admission and children under age 5 will receive a RED wristband. Please wear your wristband at all times as it will serve as your admittance to all Festival venues. Please wear your wristband on your wrist in an easily visible location at all times.
Persons without the proper festival wristband will not be allowed to attend or participate in any festival event or activity including entrance into the Food Court.
AGREEMENT TO THE USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS OR RECORDINGS TAKEN BY THE FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHER
By purchasing a wristband to attend the GKC Japan Festival, attendees are granting their permission to be photographed or recorded by individuals authorized by the GKC Japan Festival and grant their permission for the GKC Japan Festival to use such images or footage for archival or promotional purposes.
VIDEO AND STILL PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY
No flash photography. No video including cell phone video is allowed. Still photography without flash is allowed.
Workshop, Demonstration and Cultural Presentation admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you desire to attend a Workshop, Demonstration or Cultural Presentation, please proceed to the Workshop, Demonstration or Cultural Presentation room prior to the scheduled start time.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that may result in personal injury, severe illness, and death. By visiting the 2022 Greater Kansas City Japan Festival at the Johnson County Community College, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure of COVID-19. Please do your part to keep yourself and others safe.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, or simply do not feel well, please stay home. Thank you.
In case of an accident or a medical emergency, please contact a festival staff member wearing a red or blue Happi Coat or a red vest or go to an information booth located on the first, second or third floor of the Midwest Trust Center and in the lobby of the Regnier Center. These individuals will contact Security immediately to address your situation. Volunteers wearing the red or blue Happi Coats or red vests will be stationed throughout the festival areas to assist you in case of an emergency.
LOST AND FOUND
In case you have lost an item or have found an item that doesn’t belong to you, please visit the JCCC Police Department on the first-floor lobby of the Midwest Trust Center.
2022 GKC JAPAN FESTIVAL “PROP” WEAPONS POLICY
Prop weapons of any kind are not allowed on the festival grounds at Johnson County Community College during the GKC Japan Festival on Saturday, October 8, 2022. This includes plastic swords, knives, or other weapons including those used for Cosplay. If a festival volunteer observes any attendee carrying such a prop, they will be asked to remove the prop from the festival grounds immediately.
The only exceptions will be prop weapons used by entrants in the Cosplay Contest and weapons used by festival martial arts groups for demonstrations and workshops. These props may not be carried around the festival grounds during the day and may only be used during the Cosplay Contest. Cosplay contest participants will be directed to the proper location to store these props by the Cosplay Contest staff.
The Cosplay Contest will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in Polsky Theatre. After the contest the props must be removed from the festival grounds.
In case of an emergency please use the “PHONES” on the walls of the various venues.
An ATM is located in the Midwest Trust Center lobby. There is no ATM in the Regnier Center, so be sure that you use the ATM in the Midwest Trust Center before going to the Food Court!
HELP US GO “GREEN” – RECYCLE YOUR FESTIVAL PROGRAM
Return any unwanted GKC Japan Festival programs at the exit doors of the Midwest Trust Center or the Regnier Center so that other attendees may use them.