Interactive Zone in Oppenheimer Park
Have fun playing festival games and take photos in our sushi costumes in the Interactive Zone. Will you bump into our mascot Daruma at the festival?
Batter up! Can you strike out an Asahi baseball star? Pitch balls past the batter’s swing to win an assortment of prizes. All ages. $3 for three balls, $5 for six balls.
Put on these pillow-sized sushi costumes and take photos! These costumes were part of a 2017 design contest held by the Powell Street Festival Society, Bing Thom Architects, and Abaton Projects, and designed by Arkgo Chen, Yilang Kang, Jivan Khera, Alex Laos, and Divine Ndemeye, who were 1st-year Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture students at UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA).
Daruma at the 2016 Festival, by Kristin Fuchihara.
Find Daruma throughout the festival site!
Daruma, the traditional Japanese “wishing doll,” greets festival goers throughout the weekend. Post your photos @powellstfest #powellstfest. Costume design by Diane Park.
Games at the 2016 Festival, by Ed Law.
The Yoyo Balloon Game is hosted by the Vancouver Japanese Gardeners’ Association, a non-profit organization which is more than 50 years old. VJGA also features Japanese character masks and kendama.