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Celebrate Spring at National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre Date: Saturday April 09 2011
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC
Tickets: FREE – All are welcome to attend (Please see website for more info).

Celebrate Spring at National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre! There’s something for everyone at this family fun-filled event. With the scenic gorgeous views of the Japanese Canadian garden, you can enjoy Japanese taiko and dance, or dress up in a kimono (or purchase one for yourself). Also, witness the time honoured tradition of the tea ceremony, make your own haiku or just smell in the wonderful cherry blossom trees in full bloom.  Ricepaper magazine will also have a booth, so come by and say hi!

You can also experience the taste of Japan with food vendors offering Japanese teas and cakes. If you wish, you can also enjoy a special Sakura Bento lunch (order in advance for $12).

Shop Japanese fashion accessories, bonsai, soap, baby clothing, furoshiki gift wraps, and wood carvings. Also, view the new exhibit, BLOOM,  an Asian Canadian artist showcase and art auction. You can explore local talent and possibly meet some of the artists (some will be in attendance.). There will also be a silent auction of these works April 30th 2011.

From website:

12:15pm  Chibi Taiko performance
1:30pm  Japanese dance by Otowa-ryu Dance Group
2:15pm  Aikido demonstration

Tea Ceremony
Kimono dress up and kimono sales
Write your own Haiku
Japanese kite making
Cherry blossom crafts
Scavenger hunt
Enjoy the beautiful Japanese Canadian garden
Asian Canadian Artist Showcase
Special food and hand made craft tables
Amazake tasting


CAKE-YA (cakes) | CHADO TEA HOUSE LTD. (teas) | Yumi Matsuda (manju) | Pac West Imports/Exports (kimono) | Beauty Secrets of Japan (soap) | Babymaci (baby clothing) | HABA (Japanese cosmetics) | Hop Frog Pond (furoshiki gift wraps)| Motoharu Imanishi (wood carving) | Valerie Gilbert (cards) | Chieko Haraguchi (miniature bonsai) | Damien’s Belgian Waffle | Belen Embroidery | Twinkets (jewelry) | Kyoko Yamaguchi (jewelry) | La Chocolaterie | NNM&HC Auxiliary | Artisan Sakemaker at Granville Island


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