• Sumire Yoshihara + Miyama McQueen-Tokita

    The Annex 823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor, Vancouver Saturday, March 17, 8PM Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM Tickets $35 general, $25 senior, $15 student UPDATE! We regret to inform that Kazue Sawai will be unable to perform as originally scheduled. We are pleased that Kazue Sawai has highly recommended, and introduced to us Miyama McQueen-Tokita, who will be joining Sumire… More ›

  • Nikkei Emerging Artist Christmas Mixer

    Saturday, December 9, 7 – 11 pm At the Russian Hall: 600 Campbell Ave, Vancouver Are you a young Japanese Canadian Artist? Associated with Nikkei Arts? Study a Japanese art form? Want to get involved in the Japanese Canadian artist communiy? If you said yes then come to this Christmas mixer on Saturday December 9th at 7:00PM at The Skinny… More ›

  • Ko Ishikawa at World New Music Days

    The Annex (823 Seymour Street) Tuesday, November 7 at 5 pm Tickets: $10 student // $29 general Witness the reincarnation of half broken iPods in surround sound. This is a concert that needs to be seen to be believed. Powell Street Festival is Canada’s largest and longest running expression of Japanese Canadian arts and culture, and for ISCM2017 they bring us the… More ›

  • 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 ›

  • Spatial Poetics XVI: KIYO生き残り

    Honouring the living memory of invisible lives Sat, 8 July 2017, 7:30 PM Vancouver Buddhist Temple, 220 Jackson Avenue Presented by Powell Street Festival Society in association with the O k’inādās Collective Curated by MARK TAKESHI MCGREGOR and EMIKO MORITA Created and Performed by AYUMI GOTO, MARK HANEY, JULIE TAMIKO MANNING, and LISA C. RAVENSBERGEN Get tickets NOW on eventbrite Advance… 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 ›

  • Spatial Poetics XV

    Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 8pm SFU Woodwards – Studio D (149 West Hastings Street) Curated by Mark Takeshi McGregor New interdisciplinary work inspired by Japanese ghost stories by Jay Hirabayashi, Barbara Bourget & Stefan Smulovitz and Linda Uyehara Hoffman & Eileen Kage. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door Buy Tickets Now in its 15th year, Spatial… More ›

  • Kiai! 40th Anniversary Party & Silent Auction

    May 7th at 7:30 pm The Post at 750 110-750 Hamilton Street Tickets $25 – $60 BUY TICKETS NOW via EVENTBRITE Take home this gorgeous solid wood Go Board donated by Kikori: Japanese Antiques on May 7! bit.ly/PowellStTix A photo posted by Powell Street Festival (@powellstfest) on Apr 14, 2016 at 2:43pm PDT Join our kick-off party to celebrate Powell… More ›

  • Kiai! An Afternoon of Japanese Music & Tea Tasting

    Saturday, November 7th at 2pm Canadian Music Centre, BC Region 837 Davie Street, Vancouver Powell Street Festival (PSFS), in partnership with Tealeaves and Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra, invites you to a special FREE afternoon of Japanese music and tea drinking at the Canadian Music Centre (837 Davie Street, Vancouver) on Saturday, November 7 at 2 p.m. We are thrilled to present… More ›

  • Photo of the Asahi playing baseball

    10th Annual Asahi Tribute Game on Sat. Aug 15th

    Photo: Nikkei National Museum 2010.26.25. 10th Annual Asahi Tribute Game Saturday, August 15th, 10:30am–2pm Oppenheimer Park Register online! or contact the Japanese Canadian Young Leaders at jcylvancouver at gmail.com. Download the poster (PDF) On Saturday, August 15th, 2015, join the Powell Street Festival Society, Carnegie Community Centre, and the Japanese Canadian Young Leaders of Vancouver at Oppenheimer Park for the… 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 Yamamoto, who will present In… More ›

  • Event: Japanese Douyou Concert

    Looking for an activity for your Easter Weekend? Come to VJLS-JH to enjoy Japanese Douyou, or children’s songs by singer Mimako Soga! Children’s Song Family Concert Saturday, April 4 Door opens at 12:30pm, Concert starts at 1:00pm Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall Tickets: $10/Adult $5/Children (5-12 years old) For more information and to reserve tickets: 604-254-2551 Presented by:… More ›

  • Spring BAZAAR at the VJLS

    Super family friendly fun! The Vancouver Japanese Language School (VJLS) is having their annual Spring Bazaar! It will take place on Sunday, March 1. It is two days before Hina Matsuri (Girl’s Day or Doll Festival) and there will be displays of hina ningyo, ornamental dolls. Celebrate your children’s healthy growth with some festive food! There will be a silent auction… More ›

  • Exhibition Closes Sept 13! Music Temple by Emi Honda & Jordan McKenzie

    Honda and McKenzie began Elfin Saddle after migrating from Canada’s lush west coast to Montreal, transporting their nature-inspired, ethnically ambiguous folk creations to the urban environs of the east.

  • PSF Postcard Grmln

    GRMLN with special guests Late Spring

    GRMLN (USA), the noise pop project of Kyoto-born Yoodoo Park incorporates the sunny feel of his Southern Californian upbringing with nostalgia for Japan.

  • Spatial Poetics XIII: WeMix

    Spatial Poetics XIII: WeMix Thursday, July 3, 8pm 303 East 8th Avenue in the Luxe Hall, Vancouver Entry by suggested donation: $5 – $20 Featuring: KUH DEL ROSARIO with RYAN ROMERO PATRICK CRUZ with FRANCO MARAVILLA, MIGUEL MARAVILLA, CHARITY CRUZ & MICHELLE LUI KAGAN GOH with SALOME NIETO & NICHOLAS EPPERSON Spatial Poetics, an evening of experimental performance pieces, returns… More ›

  • Sake Social 2013 • Sat, Jun 1st

    7 to 10pm. Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden (578 Carrall Street, Vancouver). Spend a delightful summer evening learning about the smooth, cool taste of Japanese rice wine while lounging outdoors at the beautiful courtyard …


    WHAT IS HENKŌ? View the Site HENKŌ launched at Powell Street Festival 2012. HENKŌ takes the renga – a Japanese collaborative poem – and opens it to 21st century possibilities. HENKŌ participation is open to all website visitors. This means you. The renga is a collaborative form that has existed in Japan for many hundreds of years. Although the content… More ›

  • Surrogate Valentine • November 6, 2011

    Co-presenting Western Canadian Premiere, Surrogate Valentine, on Sunday, November 6, 7:30pm, Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas. DIRECTOR: Dave Boyle, WRITERS: Dave Boyle, Joel Clark, Goh Nakamura, …

  • Screening of Spirit of Nihomachi by Greg Masuda

    2011 Heart of the City Festival. Saturday October 29, 2011. 6pm at the Carnegie Theatre. As part of the Documentaries for the Thinkers program. Join filmmaker Greg Masuda for the test screening of a rough cut …