Hanami: Cherry Blossom Picnic 2024

Sunday, April 14th, 2024 | 12:30PM-3:00PM 
Oppenheimer Park 
Free Event 

Join PSFS under the spring cherry blossoms for a taiko performance, Japanese craft making, and a hot meal of Japanese curry rice. Fold your hopes and wishes into paper craft cherry blossoms and create rainy weather wards, called teru teru bozu! All materials provided. Lunch will be served shortly after the opening remarks. At 1:00PM, Canada Miyake Taiko Kai will be putting on an exhilarating taiko performance. 

Canada Miyake Taiko Kai is an official branch of Miyake Jima Geinou Doushi Kai from Japan, an organization based on promoting and preserving this powerful traditional drumming popularized worldwide. Canada Miyake Taiko Kai is a taiko club that trains, practices and performs Miyake drumming. 

For more information: https://www.vancouvertaiko.ca/vancouver-taiko-groups/canada-miyake-taiko-kai/ 

Hanami is our annual spring event to celebrate the cherry blossom season. Each year we present a different cultural offering in addition to a free community Japanese curry lunch. Read about our full suite of year-round community care programming.

Thank you to our partners and sponsors: Carnegie Community Centre, Vancouver Japanese Language School-Japanese Hall, City of Vancouver, Vancity, WePress, and TD Park People. 


Hanami will take place at Oppenheimer Park, in Vancouver’s Paueru Gai (Downtown Eastside) area. Located on the 400-block of Powell Street, between Dunlevy and Jackson Ave, Oppenheimer Park is also the site of our annual Powell Street Festival.