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Online and On-Location Events
throughout July, culminating on July 31 & August 1

We’re Approaching the Final Festival Weekend!

Hoping to connect with the Powell Street Festival community near and far? Wanting to see what’s happening in the Paueru Gai neighbourhood during the final Festival Weekend, July 31st and August 1st?

Check in with us, live on Zoom!

Want to see our Weekend Programming? 

Get Involved!

We have adapted to public health restrictions and revamped programming so festival-goers can stay bubble-safe, yet connected to the historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood! We are offering an array of on-demand creative works, on-location performances, DIY workshops, and community-building activities – online and in-person – throughout July. Swipe below to see a selection of activities! 

#PowellStFest

Help us create a critical mass of Festival vibes! Photograph your Japanese Canadian celebrations and post them on Instagram with hashtag #PowellStFest.

Join us for these Live Events!

Watch our On-Demand Content!

Creative works and instructional workshops will be released throughout the month of July. 

Music, Poetry, Media Arts​

Ritual-Spective 迴融 0.2 | Sammy Chien & Kazuma Glen Motomura

リチュアル・スペクティブ迴融 0.2|サミー・チエン&カズマ

 “Ritual-Spective 迴融” is an online experimental media art project. In this iteration,...

Music

Dub This Road (TAIKOPERA) |
ダブ・ディス・ロード
(たいこペラ)

An innovative musical meeting, and long-distance hi-fi collaboration between British hapa singer/recording artist Denise...

Workshop​

Kamizumo – DIY Sumo Tournament
紙相撲-
DIY相撲トーナメント

Are you missing the festival’s annual sumo tournament? Fold origami sumo wrestlers...

Music

Banana Bread
バナナ・ブレッド

Banana Bread’s instructional video describes their songwriting process, with a particular focus...

Dance

Flow Tide: Shion Skye Carter & Kisyuu
フロータイド ‐ 詩音・スカイ・カーター&姫州

Based in Vancouver, dance artist Shion Skye Carter and calligraphy artist Kisyuu...

Community Announcement​

Meditating Bunny Studio Inc. 
メディテーティング・バニースタジオ

Please enjoy our community announcement video! Being Yonsei, fourth generation Japanese Canadian,...

Music

Bushido
ブシドウ

Bushido will be performing original music played on traditional Japanese instruments such as...

Theatre​

The New Canadians (Preview) | Carolyn Nakagawa
ザ・ザ・ニュー・カナディアンズ(予告編)|キャロリン・ナカガワ

Carolyn Nakagawa presents a video preview of an upcoming musical which is...

Martial Arts​

Katori Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu (Sugawara Budo Vancouver)
香取神道流剣術(菅原武道バンクーバー)

Demonstrated by Kelvin Po and Maki Sumitani, Sugawara Budo Vancouver will showcase their...

Workshop​

Face Mask Making Workshop with Laura Fukumoto
ローラ・フクモトのフェイスマスク作りワークショップ

Enjoy this workshop facilitated by artist and costume designer Laura Fukumoto! Filmed...

Taiko​

Chibi Taiko
ちび太鼓

This community group is hosting an intimate gathering. Watch for their festival...

Poetry, Literary​

From the Prairies to the Pacific Rim |
E. Hiroko Isomura, Emily Riddle, Rita Wong, and Sacha Ouellet
フロム・ザ・プレーリー・トゥ・ザ・パシフィックリム

Writers Rita Wong, Emily Riddle, Sacha Ouellet, and Erica Hiroko Isomura trace...

Community Announcement​

JETAABC ·
JETプログラム同窓会

Please enjoy our community announcement video! JETAABC is the British Columbia /...

Community Announcement​

Picchie Zakka
Picchie (ピッチ)雑貨

This community group is hosting an intimate gathering. Watch for their festival...

Community Announcement​

Sleepless Kao
スリープレス・カオ

Please enjoy our community announcement video! Kaori Kasai is an illustrator and...

Music, Taiko​, Film​

Rift | Katari Taiko Drum Group Association
リフト|カタリ太鼓協会

Katari Taiko premieres a video of Rift, a new piece by member Andrew...

Visual Arts​

Mikari Decor Company
ミカリ・デコ・カンパニー

Kayo Hosaka demonstrates Japanese culture and traditional techniques with a modern twist...

Community Announcement​

Yoshinkan Aikido of British Columbia Association
養神館合気道B.C. 協会

Please enjoy our community announcement video!  Yoshinkan Aikido is a Japanese martial art...

Community Announcement​

Vancouver Okinawa Taiko
バンクーバー沖縄太鼓

This community group is hosting an intimate gathering. Watch for their festival...

Community Announcement​

Vancouver Buddhist Temple
バンクーバー仏教寺院

Please enjoy our community announcement video!   Vancouver Buddhist Temple was founded by Japanese immigrants in...

Dance

Clala Dance Project
クララ・ダンス・プロジェクト

Tomoyo and her collaborators are exploring Japanese spirituality and after life through...

Music, Workshop​

Ko Vocal Studio Tutorials
コウ・ボーカル・スタジオ・チュートリアル

Through two instructional videos: “How to sing Japanese songs” and “3 Pro...

Visual Arts​, Literary​

Sho and Yana-imi
ショウとヤナイミ

This video combines uta-sanshin, spoken word and elemental images to invoke a...

Film​

dear community | Angela May
ディア・コミュニティ|
アンジェラ・メイ

This project is comprised of two parts: a creative video and a...

Workshop​

Japanese Canadian Language Series | Vancouver Japanese Language School – Japanese Hall
日系カナダ人言語シリーズ|バンクーバー日本語学校―日本ホール

The Vancouver Japanese Language School – Japanese Hall (VJLS-JH) present a video...

Workshop​

Introducing the Marpole Monogatari | Nikkei National Museum
マーポール物語の紹介|日系ナショナルミュージアム

The Nikkei National Museum, dedicated to honour, preserve, and share Japanese culture...

Community Announcement​

Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association
  グレーター・バンクーバー日系カナダ市民協会

Please enjoy our community announcement video! The Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’...

Music, Dance

Southern Wave Okinawan Music and Dance Society
サザンウェーブ・オキナワン・ミュージック・アンド・ダンス・ソサエティ

Southern Wave Okinawan Music and Dance Society is presenting a recorded online event....

Martial Arts​

Shohei Juku Aikido Canada | Sensei Tamami Nakashimada Interview
祥平塾合気道カナダ | タマミ・ナカシマダ先生のインタビュー

This community group is hosting an intimate gathering. Watch for their festival...

Martial Arts​

Sato-ha karate do (Shito Ryu Sato Kai Karate)
糸東派空手道(糸東流空手)

Shito-Ryu Karate presents a video demonstration of karate skills from basic to...

Music, Dance, Taiko​

Sawagi Taiko
さわぎ太鼓

Sawagi Taiko presents two exciting songs on the roof of the Vancouver...

Music, Visual Arts​, Taiko​

Sansho Daiko
山椒太鼓

Sansho Daiko presents a video adaptation of Tegami – a letter home, one of the group’s...

Music, Taiko​

Onibana Taiko
鬼花太鼓

Onibana Taiko features a video that debuts the expanded Onibana Yagibushi with...

Community Announcement​

Beauty Secrets of Japan 
ビューティーシークレットオブジャパン

Please enjoy our community announcement video! Mami was born and raised in...

Music

Kotojiro With Cosei
コトジロウとコセイ

Kotojiro With CoSei performs Japanese traditional songs, along with an original composition...

Community Announcement​

Konko Church of Vancouver
バンクーバー金光教会

Please enjoy our community announcement video!   Konko Church of Vancouver has been part...

Community Announcement​, Theatre​

HARU WA AKEBONO | Za Daikon
春はあけぼの | 座・だいこん

Za Daikon welcomes everyone to join their weekly reading sessions on Zoom taking place Thursdays from July...

Vancouver Eishin Ryu Iaido Club
バンクーバー英信流居合道クラブ

This community group is hosting an intimate gathering. Watch for their festival...

Workshop​

Tonari Gumi – Roppoyaki
隣組六方焼き 

Looking to make an easy traditional Japanese desert from home?! Learn how...

Music

The Sakura Singers Society

This community group is hosting an intimate gathering. Watch for their festival...

Martial Arts​

Busenkai
(Iwamaryu Aikido & Tamiyaryu Iaijutsu)

This community group is hosting an intimate gathering. Watch for their festival...

Workshop​

Tenugui Folding
てぬぐい折り

In this video, we show you different methods and techniques for using...

Film​

Revisiting & Envisioning: A Special Edition of As Long As I Can Remember | Lynda Nakashima and PSF community members

Watch this newly created video capturing community reactions to As Long As I Can Remember on Powell...

Dance

Paueru Mashup Dance Canada Wide
パウエルマッシュアップダンスカナダ全体

The Paueru Mashup is a Japanese Canadian community dance commissioned by Powell Street...

Music, Film​

Canadian Taiko Temperature Check During Covid-19 – ‘Don Don Ka Ka, Daijoubu Desu Ka (Are You OK?) | Noriko Kobayashi

COVID19の中、カナダの太鼓で体温チェック「ドンドンカッカ、大丈夫ですか」|
ノリコ・コバヤシ

This is a survey and check-in with Canadian Taiko groups from coast...

Community Announcement​, Government Message​

Consulate General of Japan (VIP greeting)
日本領事館

Enjoy this greeting message by the Consulate General of Japan, and please enjoy our...

Visual Arts​

Daruma Installation
だるまインスタレーション 

The Daruma Well-Wishing campaign is a community engagement opportunity that involves folding...

Workshop​

Mindful Brush | Steve and Kisyuu
マインドフル・ブラッシュ | スティーブと姫洲

Mindful Brush is an interactive virtual workshop that begins with an introduction...

Government Message​

Melanie Mark (VIP greeting)
メラニー・マーク氏(来賓挨拶) 

Enjoy this greeting message by MLA Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and...

Government Message​

Mayor Kennedy Stewart
(VIP greeting)
ケネディ・スチュワート市長
(来賓挨拶)

Enjoy this greeting message by Kennedy Stewart, Vancouver’s Mayor!

場所:オンライン

バンクーバー市長のケネディ・スチュワート氏による挨拶をお楽しみください 

 

Media Arts​

Broken Promises – Jody Okabe 
ジョディ・オカベ – ブローケン・プロミス

This piece is an honouring, a prayer, a love song, and reclamation of...

Government Message​

Jenny Kwan
(VIP greeting)
ジェニー・クワン氏
(来賓挨拶)

Enjoy this greeting message by Jenny Kwan, Member of Parliament, Vancouver East! ...

Community Announcement​, Theatre​

HARU WA AKEBONO | Za Daikon
春はあけぼの | 座・だいこん

Za Daikon welcomes everyone to join their weekly reading sessions on Zoom taking place Thursdays from July...

Community Announcement​, Theatre​

HARU WA AKEBONO | Za Daikon
春はあけぼの | 座・だいこん

Za Daikon welcomes everyone to join their weekly reading sessions on Zoom taking place Thursdays from July...

Community Announcement​, Theatre​

HARU WA AKEBONO | Za Daikon
春はあけぼの | 座・だいこん

Za Daikon welcomes everyone to join their weekly reading sessions on Zoom taking place Thursdays from July...

Panel/Talk​

Siamurai Apparel
シアムライアパレル

Siamurai Apparel will be introducing and talking about Traditional Japanese Vintage Folk...