Heart of a Champion book launch

Nikkei National Anthem and Cultural Centre

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 … Read 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 … Read 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, … Read more

Vancouver Asian Film Festival International Shorts

  Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas November 6, 2015 9:45 pm 120 min Buy tickets Are you in, or are you out? The films of IN AND OUT, our International Shorts showcase this year, range from festival award-winners to lesser known gems that explore how the choices we make can result in unexpected consequences. From … Read more

Against the Current: A collaborative cross-cultural performance

Against the Current, is created by Chibi Taiko, Katari Taiko, Sansho Daiko, Sawagi Taiko and Vancouver Okinawan Taiko, with Grace Eiko Thomson, storyteller Rosemary Georgeson (Sahtu Dene/Coast Salish), Salish music ensemble Tzo’kam led by musician and composer Russell Wallace, narrative contributions by John Endo Greenway, Hiromi Goto and Savannah Walling, and over 25 Downtown Eastside … Read more

Against the Current (the FishStix) Project for the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival

Photo of Kazuho and Kathy with papier mache fish

Participants Wanted! Against the Current (the FishStix) Project for the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival! Rehearsal Dates: Sunday, October 25 and Thursday November 5 Performance Date: Friday, November 6 Originally produced by Vancouver Taiko Society & Powell Street Festival Society, Against the Current will have a performance again at this year’s Downtown Eastside … Read more

Ode to 1945

This year marks 70 years since the end of World War II. Ode would like to invite you to a poetry reading event to recognize and remember what happened in Japan 70 years ago. No other country has experienced an atomic bomb dropped on to civilians. We see it as our mission to keep reminding … Read more

Mingei: Japan’s Enduring Folk Arts

  Location: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre Runs June 20 – October 11, 2015 Mingei Public Programs are free and open to the public Mingei refers to “hand-crafted art of ordinary people.” It celebrates the beauty and quiet humility in everyday, ordinary and utilitarian objects created by often unknown craftsmen. This exhibit includes over … Read more

Cinema Sunday: Summer Wars

August 16, 1:00PM at The Cinematheque $6 youth 18 and under/$9 adults In partnership with the 39th Annual Powell Street Festival, Cinema Sunday brings back visionary anime director Mamoru Hosoda’s mind-bending cyberpunk adventure to drop jaws and pop eyes again! Winner of the 2010 Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year,Summer Wars is a … Read more

Baseball, BBQ & Fireworks

JETAABC is hosting its annual summer baseball event on Saturday, August 8 at Nat Bailey Stadium! Enjoy food and drinks with friends and family in a private VIP BBQ section of the baseball field, watch some top-quality AAA baseball, and get an up-close-and-personal fireworks show after the game. A perfect way to spend a warm … Read more

Ikebana Now

Location: Vancouver Buddhist Temple Date: August 1 & 2, 2015 The Vancouver Ikebana Association, now in it’s 50th year, offers viewing of arrangements from 4 different schools of ikebana at this year’s Powell Street Festival. There will be a demonstration at 1:30 and 3:30 each day.

Hastings Park Walking Tour

Location: Corner of Renfrew Street at East Hastings Street (PNE Fairgrounds), Vancouver Dates: June 20, 2015 & July 25, 2015 at 10am Fee: NNMCC members $8 + tax | non-members $10 + tax. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot in advance In early 1942, over 8,000 Japanese Canadians were detained in Hastings Park before being sent to internment … Read more

Weaver Woman

When: July 3, 4 & 5, 2015 Friday & Saturday: 7pm / Sunday 2pm Where: The Dance Centre 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G6     a woman in a window, some stars and a man crossing the river… Voyage through the memory and imagination of a woman gazing out her window waiting … Read more

Kushiro 50th Anniversary Concert Featuring Japanese Jazz Pianist Kentaro Kihara

Location: Michael J. Fox Theatre, Burnaby When: July 10th, 2015 Japanese pianist Kentaro Kihara has enamoured international audiences through his impassioned musicianship and style. Born in Kushiro, Japan, Kentaro Kihara has composed a range of music for J-POP, theater, animation, film, and television, and has performed on stage and released albums throughout the US and Japan. Join him as he serenades Burnaby … Read more

Event: Formal Apology for those affected by Goichi Gordon Nakayama

You are invited to attend a Gathering to hear and witness the Apology issued by the Anglican Bishop of Calgary and the Anglican Bishop of New Westminster to all members of the Japanese Canadian Community affected by abuse perpetrated by late Goichi Gordon Nakayama, past minister of the Anglican Church. Event details: Monday, June 15, … Read more

Looking for a Few Good Men: Mental Health Workshops Call for Participants

Help us change the way others think about mental illness! A national Movember-funded study is looking for South, East or Southeast Asian males to participate in mental health workshops. The workshops, located across Metro Vancouver, will provide opportunities to learn about becoming community advocates, raising awareness, mindfulness, and mental health knowledge. Eligible volunteers will be … Read more

Powell Street Walking Tours

Location: In front of the Vancouver Buddhist Temple, 220 Jackson Avenue @ Powell Street, Vancouver Dates: June 13, 2015 and July 11, 2015, at 10am Fee: NNMCC members $8 + tax | non-members $10 + tax. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot in advance. On this historical tour of Powell Street we will take you … Read more

Spatial Poetics XIV

Thursday, July 9, 8 p.m. Featuring: CINDY MOCHIZUKI with MAIKO BAE YAMAMOTO STACEY HO with JULIA AOKI Spatial Poetics is an evening of experimental performance pieces in which artists are invited to create new performance-based work together and encouraged to work beyond their usual disciplines. This year, Spatial Poetics features Cindy Mochizuki and Maiko Bae … Read more

2015 Canadian Shogi Championship

The 2015 Canadian Shogi Tournament is being organized by the Vancouver Shogi Club. When: June 6-14, 2015 Where: Hosted online at 81Dojo.com REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 29, 2015, at 7:00pm PT / 10:00pm ET 2015 REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS: Registration Requirements Tournament Regulations Registration Form If you have questions or would like to participate, please email shogivancouver [at] … Read more