Japanese Canadian Arts & Activism Project (Saturday)

The Japanese Canadian Arts & Activism Project (JCAAP), is a research team with the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, situated on Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee), Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Mississauga, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and Wendake-Nionwentsïo territory. They invite the festival’s attendees, vendors, volunteers and organisers (not just artists!) to share their memories of the festival across time and space using an interactive map of the Paueru Gai grounds. Differently coloured yarns represent decades, starting with the inception of the festival (the 1970’s) to the present day (the 2020’s). The string of time can be a single strand, or braided with multiple yarn if the memory spans over decades. One end of the yarn(s) will be pinned to a place on the festival map and the other end connects to the participant’s story/memory written or drawn on a chit and pinned to the margins. Those who want to share more can schedule a mini-interview with them during the festival weekend. 

トロント大学ソーシャルワーク学部の研究チームである日系カナダ人アート&アクティヴィズムプロジェクト(JCAAP)は、ホーデノサウネーガ(Haudenosaunee)、アニシナベワキᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ 、ミシサガ、クレジット先住民族のミシサガおよびウェンダケ・ネーションティオの領土に位置しています。 



Learn more about them:

Program Category

Display, Participatory Activity​




Wheelchair accessible

– Festival Archives

– Thank you for a successful Festival 2023!