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Daruma Installation

Location: Oppenheimer Park, 400 Powell St

No Registration Required

Dates: July 31st and August 1st

The Daruma Well-Wishing campaign is a community engagement opportunity that involves folding origami daruma to send waves of well-wishes across the Lower Mainland and beyond. The thousands of darumas collected will be constructed into a community art installation over the festival weekend, and symbolize good will towards the historic Japanese neighborhood, Paueru Gai. Join in and see the Community Art Installation come to life at Oppenheimer Park from July 31st to August 1st! If you wish to participate, visit our Daruma Art Installation Campaign page at to learn more! 

What is the Daruma Community Art Installation? We will build a community art installation through the Festival season to be completed over the Festival weekend. The installation will be made of thousands of daruma origami – collected from Powell Street Festival supporters like you! – and will symbolize well-wishes and good will from the community to the Paueru Gai neighbourhood.

How can you participate? Simply fold daruma with whatever paper you have. Share in well-wishing by folding daruma with your friends and family.

Take a photo with your daruma and tag us on Instagram @powellstfest and #powellstfest to spread good will to our Powell Street Festival community! 

Our final ask is that you send your daruma to us so that we can incorporate them into our Daruma Community Art Installation! Address is below. You can also drop them off at the Festival Depot in the Paueru Gai neighbourhood throughout the festival weekend, July 31st – August 1st.

Drop off / send your daruma origami postmarked before July 26th to be entered in a raffle prize for Powell Street Festival goods! 

  • 25 daruma = 1 raffle entry! 
  • 100 daruma = 10 raffle entries! 

And… the $600 value Top Prize (which includes a gift certificate to enroll in one Continuing Studies course with Emily Carr University of Art and Design) will be given to the individual who contributes the most daruma! 

Please send to:

#410-111 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H4 (Note that upon arrival, you can call our office at 604-739-9388 and a staff member will come to assist you!)

How to Fold Daruma Origami / 折り

Check out the folding instructions! 

Video credit: kamikey / 創作 : カミキ


ダルマウェルウィッシングキャンペーンとは メインランド下域またの周辺 の人たちに「ウエルウィッシュ(幸福」の波を送るために、コミュニティが折り紙でだるまを折ることを企画しました。集められた数千個のだるまは、祭りが開催される週末にコミュニティアートに組み込まれ、それらのだるまは、歴史的な日本人界隈街 パウエル街を象徴していると言えます。このコミュニティアート は、 7月31日から8月1日まで オッペンハイマーパークにて展示されますので、あなたもその一員として参加されませんか参加をご希望の場合は、 ダルマアートインスタレーションキャンペーンのページにアクセスして、詳細をご覧ください




パウエル祭のコミュニティに善意を広めるため、だるまと一緒に写真を撮り、Instagram @ powellstreetfest#powellstfestのタグを付けて投稿してください最後のお願いは、私たちがだるまコミュニティアート・インスタレーションに組み込むことができるように、折っただるまたちを我々に送ってください。






Event Status

Coming Soon

Program Type

On Location Live

Program Categories

Visual Arts​


Wheelchair accessible

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