Celebrate Spring at Nikkei Place!

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Community Event

Apr 201024
12:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.

National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre
6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, British Columbia, V5E 4M7
Canada

National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre presents
Celebrate Spring at Nikkei Place!

Saturday, April 24, 2010, 12 noon – 3pm
FREE
6688 Southoaks Crescent (at Kingsway & Sperling), Burnaby

A fun, family friendly event to enjoy all that spring has to offer!

The National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre presents Celebrate Spring at Nikkei Place! on Saturday, April 24, 12 noon to 3pm. Located at Nikkei Place in Burnaby with a beautiful Japanese Canadian garden, this is a free spring event featuring Japanese taiko and dance performances, make your own haiku and crafts (origami, sumie ink painting, paper cherry blossoms, kites), and much more.

Food vendors with Japanese tea, cakes, manju, and handmade crafts (Japanese fashion accessories, bonsai, soap, baby clothing, etc) will be on site.

Enjoy the quiet beauty of a formal tea ceremony by the Urasenke Tankoukai Vancouver Association in a Japanese room setting at 1pm and 2pm, tickets are $10.


Order your special Sakura Bento lunch in advance at 604.777.7000 – Adults $15 and Children $6.

A new exhibition Half & Half opens at the Japanese Canadian National Museum, with a conversation with artists Mary Anne Tateishi (painting) and Robert Shiozaki (pottery and mixed-media) at 1:30pm. See what happens when two artists start exploring their roots and ancestry with the museum’s collection.

PROGRAM

12pm   Chibi Taiko performance
1pm & 2pm  Japanese Tea ceremony by the Urasenke Tankoukai Vancouver Association, tickets $10
1:30 pm  Half & Half: Gallery conversation with Mary Anne Tateishi and Robert Shiozaki
2:30 pm  Japanese dance by Nishikawa-ryu Dance Group

 

ONGOING EVENTS

Write your own Haiku
Sumie painting
Create origami and paper flowers
Make your own colourful Japanese kite
Scavenger hunt
Enjoy the beautiful Japanese Canadian garden
Half & Half exhibition opening

CONFIRMED VENDORS AT PRESS TIME

CAKE-YA (cakes) | CHADO TEA HOUSE LTD. (teas) | Yumi Matsuda (manju) | Chieko Haraguchi (miniature bonsai) | Beauty Secrets of Japan (soap) | Yuko Yoshida (Japanese fashion accessories) | Nora Woo (baby clothing) | Him Creations (felted dolls) | Kayo Hosaka (leather jewellery)

National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre
www.nikkeiplace.org

604.777.7000

Sponsored by: British Columbia Arts Council

MEDIA CONTACT
Nichola Ogiwara, Museum Assistant & Program Coordinator
604 777 7000 ext. 109 |  nogiwara@nikkeiplace.org

 

NNMCC . Last modified Jul 09 2010 12:14 p.m.


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