• Next Music from Tokyo vol 11 at KW Studios

    Presenting: JYOCHO / Gozen Sanji to Taikutsu / Nuito / o’summer vacation / Koutei Camera Girl Drei / opening act: ame to kanmuri Venue: KW Studios – 111 West Hastings Street Date: Oct 11, 2017 (Wed) doors open: 7:00pm show starts: 8:00pm ***opening act ame to kanmuri will start performing at ~7:30pm*** tickets: $14 (advance) $20 (at door) BUY advance… More ›

  • The 12th Annual Asahi Tribute Game!

    August  19, 2017 10 am to 4 pm at Oppenheimer Park (400 block Powell Street) on the unceded territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), and mi ce:p kwətxwiləm (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations Register or contact us at info at powellstreetfestival.com or 604 739 9388. On Saturday, August 19th, 2017, join the Powell Street Festival Society, Oppenheimer Park & Carnegie Community Centre,… More ›

  • Sumo! A Beginner’s Workshop

    Sunday, May 7 from 1 to 4 pm Vancouver Buddhist Temple 220 Jackson Street, 2nd floor; doors at 12:30 pm Information: 604-739-9388 Pre-registration: admin@powellstreetfestival.com Learn the basic rules and techniques of sumo wrestling and participate in a mini-tournament (optional). No experience necessary. Free. All ages. Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and bring your own water bottle. Snacks will be provided…. More ›

  • The Koinobori at Sakura Days!

    Did you miss the Koinobori at Powell Street Festival last summer? Come see it at Sakura Days on April 8 and 9!! Sakura Days Japan Fair is on April 8 & 9, 11:00AM-7:00PM (Sat) & 11:00AM-5:00PM (Sun) VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street at 37th. Part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. Read about the Koinobori activities at Vancouver Cherry Blossom… More ›

  • Member’s Party & Annual General Meeting

    Please join us for our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 pm at the Woodwards Building (PSFS Offices) at 111 West Hasting Street. The entrance is near the corner of Abbott and Hastings next to the TD Canada Trust.* Detailed Notice for Annual General Meeting Following the meeting join us at the Members-Only Party at 7:30 pm… More ›

  • This Weekend see “The Apology” at Vancouver International Film Festival

    Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 pm Sunday, December 4 at 4:10 pm Vancity Theatre at 1181 Seymour Street Buy tickets here Filmmaker Tiffany Hsiung in attendance on December 3rd Vancity Theatre is playing “The Apology” on Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd and 4th, a striking and important film that follows the personal journeys of three former “comfort women” who were among… More ›

  • Powell Street Walking Tour

    Saturday, September 10, 2016 On this historical tour of Powell Street, we will take you back in time to the pre-war, bustling community of Japanese Canadians who lived and worked in this area. The area grew and thrived over a fifty-year period from the 1890s to its abrupt end with the internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II in… More ›

  • Mountain View Cemetery walking tour

    Location: Mountain View Cemetery Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 2016 marks the hundredth anniversary of Japanese Canadian soldiers enlisting in Alberta to serve their adopted country in the First World War. Many of these soldiers were buried in Mountain View Cemetery, along with other pioneers of the Japanese Canadian community in Vancouver. This historical walking tour will feature the graves… More ›

  • Nikkei National Anthem and Cultural Centre

    Japanese Canadian Heritage Signage Project Information Session

    Thursday August 18, 2016,  4:00-6:00PM This is an info session at NNMCC with the BC Multicultural Advisory Council regarding the public Nomination process for historic places of importance to the Japanese Canadian community. Located in the Ellipse Lobby at Nikkei National Museum 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby BC V5E 4M7 Light Refreshments will be provided. Japanese interpreters will be available at the… More ›

  • Regional Taiko Gathering 2016 Concert at The Rio

    Sun, Aug 21st from 2 to 4 pm Get Tickets here.  Featuring Fubuki Daiko (Winnipeg) Vancouver Okinawa Taiko (Vancouver) Tiffany Tamaribuchi (Sacramento) For the first time, the Regional Taiko Gathering (RTG) will fill the historic Rio Theatre with thunderous and awesome sounds of the taiko. Audience members of all ages can expect an energetic, passionate, and lively performance from all… More ›

  •  11th Annual Asahi Tribute Game

    Sat, Aug 27th from 10 am to 4 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1761097607481494/ It’s that time of year again. Come out to play or cheer on the annual Asahi Tribute baseball game hosted by Powell Street Festival and Japanese Canadian Young Leaders of Vancouver. The Annual Vancouver Asahi Tribute Game is a free, inclusive, and family-friendly place to play ball, eat hot dogs… More ›


    Do you have any leftover yarn from knitting projects that you completed long ago, but you are still holding on to like my Obaasan?  Please donate your remnant yarn to a public art project to take place at this year’s Powell Street Festival.  No ball of yarn is too small!  Your remnant yarn will become part of a meaningful community-based art project… More ›

  • Photo of Karen Ward teaching bookmaking at WePress + Selfie linocut by Cara Seccafien

    WePress Open House + Bookmaking + Letterpress + Artist Reception on Saturday, June 18th at 1 to 6pm

    Open House at WePress Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 1 to 6 pm at WePress #202 – 268 Keefer Street in Vancouver’s Chinatown (in the mini-mall beside Hon’s on the 2nd floor) https://wepress.ca/2016/06/02/open-house-bookmaking-letterpress-artist-reception/ WePressVancouver at gmail.com Join us for a fun afternoon at the WePress Community Makerspace where you can create books with Karen Ward, try our letterpress, and view… More ›

  • Chino Otsuka: Arrival

    Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, June 11 – Sept 4, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11, 3-5pm, preceded by artist talk from 2pm. Everyone welcome. As a finalist for the coveted AIMA|AGO Photography Prize, Chino Otsuka, a Japanese artist currently living in England, completed a residency at the Nikkei National Museum (NNM) in 2014. This exhibition features work inspired by that residency…. More ›

  • Bloom: Ink Art Fundraiser

    Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre May 28, 2016 Tickets: $25/$20 members (+tax) Taking inspiration from Takao Tanabe’s Sumie works, the Museum’s annual spring fundraiser will be around the theme of INK! Featuring gorgeous pieces by a diverse group of contemporary and traditional artists and artisans who have generously donated work in all media, there will be a preview for… More ›

  • Historical Japanese Canadian walking tours with Nikkei National Museum

    In the month of June, Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre will be hosting three walking tours of historical Japanese Canadian sites in Vancouver. To register: $10, $8 (NNMCC members) + GST Please register in advance online: http://centre.nikkeiplace.org/ps-walk-june-2016/ Or by phone or email: 604.777.7000 ext 109. jcnm@nikkeiplace.org Saturday, July 9, 2016 — Powell Street Walking Tour A walking tour of the pre-war… More ›

  • Japanese Book Binding Workshop

    Blim 115 E. Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, CA, V6A 1T6 For information: Call 604 872 8180 or info at blim dot ca April 23, 2016 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM $91.25/ticket Featuring: Suzan Lee WORKSHOPS FILL UP FAST, PLEASE CONFIRM AVAILABILITY BEFORE PAYING. Suzan Lee Suzan Lee is has been teaching bookbinding for over 10 years. She received her training… More ›

  • Preserving Your Photographs: Practical Advice From An Archivist

    Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre Saturday, March 19, 2016 Do you keep family photographs? Of course you do! Come see how photographs are preserved at the Nikkei National Museum and learn our methods that will help safeguard these treasures for a very long time. Registration not required.

  • Nikkei National Anthem and Cultural Centre

    Heart of a Champion book launch

    Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, 2F, Matsu Room 201 When: Sunday, March 13, 2016, 2pm Free admission Please join us for the launch of Heart of a Champion with author Ellen Schwartz. The book is inspired by the Vancouver Asahi Baseball team, and is suitable for readers 9-12 years old. Published by Tundra Books. The author will present slides and talk about… More ›

  • Yamato Drummers of Japan debut February 6

    Making their anticipated Vancouver debut, February 6, 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the dynamic and masterly Yamato Drummers of Japan, described as the “U2 of Taiko drumming”, present a heart-themping, athletically charged spectacle that showcases their remarkable strength, expertise and unmistakable sound. Yamato’s one-night only, big budget engagement will feature a ferocious mix of theatrics, agility, and rapid-fire speed…. More ›

  • Kimono & Japanese Gifts Xmas Sale

    How about a Japanese gift for someone special? We have a one day sale coming up! Saturday, Nov. 21, 11 am – 4 pm At VanDusen Garden, Cedar Room in Floral Pavillion 5251 Oaks Street Free to enter! There will be kimono, yukata, obi, tabi socks, cute key chain charms, coin purses, pouches, hair accessories, jewelry, scarves, noren, etc. Come visit… More ›