Join the movement of goodwill and wishes this 2021!
This past year has been a particularly difficult one, and we hope that 2021 has good fortune in store for us all. As you may know, darumas are seen as symbols of perseverance and luck. They’re also the unofficial Powell Street Festival mascot! The eyes of the daruma are initially blank. They are meant to be filled in on one side when a wish is made and only completed on both when that wish is fulfilled.
In the spirit of Powell St Festival, we encourage you to create this gesture of good will to your community, your household, and Paueru Gai. Fold a daruma with whatever paper you have and fill in one eye to make a wish for the future. You can place your daruma in your window, take your daruma around your neighborhood for a photoshoot, or fold some to send to friends and family so they can also make new year’s wishes!
Powell Street Festival is proud to collaborate with local Japanese Canadian crafters to bring holiday cheer to your home. These specially curated boxes demonstrate the creativity and skill of some of the festival’s long time crafters and vendors.
Just in time for the gift giving season, it’s also one of the last chances to grab 2018, 2019, and 2020 Powell Street Festival Merch. Limited quantities are available so get them before they’re gone!
The Powell Street Festival Society’s (PSFS) mission is to cultivate Japanese Canadian arts and culture to connect communities. Our main activity is producing the Powell Street Festival (PSF) in Vancouver’s historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood, Paueru Gai. PSF is an annual celebration of Japanese Canadian arts and culture. In addition to PSF, we engage in co-presentations with arts organizations and produce an annual season of cultural and artistic programming.
info [at] powellstreetfestival.com
Emiko Morita :: Executive Director
emiko [at] powellstreetfestival.com
Vacant :: Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator
Samantha Marsh :: Program Coordinator
samantha [at] powellstreetfestival.com
jcadirectory [at] powellstreetfestival.com
Tracy Moromisato :: Special Projects Coordinator
tracym [at] powellstreetfestival.com
Sophia Kitazume :: Administrative Assistant
sophia [at] powellstreetfestival.com
Notice of Special General Meeting Wednesday, October 14 6:30 pm PST (online) An online Special General Meeting will take place to vote
Thank you!! Due to the COVID19 health crisis, the 44th annual Powell Street Festival pivoted from it’s traditional in-person celebration
Celebrate Japanese Canadian culture while giving back to your community! Join us for a LIVE online telethon August 1, 2020 from 2pm – 7pm
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the 44th Powell Street Festival is cancelled as a public gathering event. The Powell Street Festival Society (PSFS) board is directing its staff