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Friday, August 1
 

8:00pm

GRMLN with Late Spring

Electric Owl (926 Main Street, Vancouver)

Tickets $8 /$10 at powellstfestlaunch.bpt.me
Restricted to 19+


GRMLN is the noise pop project of Kyoto-born Yoodoo Park, whose music incorporates the sunny feel of his Southern Californian upbringing with nostalgia for Japan. GRMLN’s earlier melancholic guitar-pop songs have morphed into something more rock-driven representing a Californian blend of clean-rock and dream-pop. Opening for GRMLN are Late Spring, a rock and roll band from Vancouver formed in 2013. Their sound combines raw and dirty with melodic dream pop elements. More info ›

Special thanks to donor Craig Natsuhara for his support.



Friday August 1, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Electric Owl 926 Main Street, Vancouver
 
Saturday, August 2
 

11:30am

Opening Ceremonies
We begin the festivities with a First Nations blessing by Willie Nahanee of the Squamish Nation and greetings by Consul General of Japan Seiji Okada, Deputy Mayor Heather Deal, Libby Davies, MP for Vancouver East, and Jenny Kwan, MLA for Vancouver Mount Pleasant.

Saturday August 2, 2014 11:30am - 11:45am
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

11:45am

Vancouver Academy of Japanese Culture (Nihongo Bunka Gakuin)

The objective of the Vancouver Academy of Japanese Culture is to teach the Japanese language through cultural experience. Performers are VAJC Baton and Pompon Club members; the students receive instruction in Japanese. The club members practice once a week and range in age from preschool to grade 6. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 11:45am - 12:00pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

11:45am

Vancouver Anime Convention Society Cosplay Skits

Vancouver Anime Convention Society presents Cosplay skits, where audiences can watch live action cosplayers act out scenes from your favorite anime / gaming. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver

12:00pm

Erika Mitsuhashi

Dancer and emerging choreographer Erika Mitsuhashi has interpreted the works of many of the world’s greatest performers and choreographers. The Simon Fraser University BFA dance program graduate studied in New York and has performed at local and international festivals. Erika premiers the solo work this room has curved edges at the Powell Street Festival. Drawing aesthetic inspiration from cinematic master Wong Kar-wai, this room has curved edges interlaces the secretive, changing, architecture of dreams with lived personal experience.

Project: this room has curved edges

this room has curved edges is a solo work created and performed by Erika Mitsuhashi. Enmeshed in memories of rooms both real and imagined, this room has curved edges interlaces the secretive, changing, architecture of dreams with lived personal experience. Drawing aesthetic inspiration from cinematic master Wong Kar-wai, the shifting movement score draws the audience into the dreamscape and imagination of an individual. With the body as a conduit into the psychological realm, the piece experiments with dream-like sensibilities of time, logic and space. More info › 



Saturday August 2, 2014 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Firehall Arts Centre 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC

12:00pm

Takuro Otani

Takuro Otani, from Aichi Japan, started writing songs at age 24. By age 30, he began performing at live music bars in Aichi and Tokyo. Five years ago Otani stayed in Vancouver for three months and sang his original Japanese compositions at many open mics. Ever since then, he’s been in love with this city, Vancouver. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

12:00pm

Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie

Saturday and Sunday exhibition hours: 12pm to 5pm
Performance: Saturday, 2pm
Centre A, 229 East Georgia Street
Post Festival hours: Tuesdays - Saturdays until September 13, 11am-6pm

Performance and gallery entrance: Free

Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie present ‘Music Temple’ at the 38th Annual Powell Street Festival. Seasoned collaborators in sculptural installation and music, Honda and McKenzie employ prepared acoustic instruments, found percussion elements, and often mythological and pantheistic themes delivered in a mixture of English and Japanese. ‘Music Temple’ is inspired by natural and human-altered landscapes and the flora and detritus that exist in each. Guided departure from the Festival Info Booth will leave at 1:30pm to walk to Centre A for the 2pm performance on Saturday August 2nd.

Honda and McKenzie began Elfin Saddle after migrating from Canada’s lush west coast to Montreal, transporting their nature-inspired, ethnically ambiguous folk creations to the urban environs of the east. Already seasoned collaborators in sculptural installation and music, Elfin Saddle began as a more contained outlet for these multi-disciplinary activities, using prepared acoustic instruments, found percussion elements, and often mythological and pantheistic themes delivered in a mixture of English and Japanese. Recently incorporating video projection and audio installation elements into their live performances, the resulting ‘Music Temple’ presents a pseudo-narrative culmination of all of the above. More info ›




Saturday August 2, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Centre A 229 East Georgia Street, Vancouver

12:00pm

PALM Origami

For the beginner and the seasoned paper folder, brought to you by Paperfolders Around the Lower Mainland. More info ›

 



Saturday August 2, 2014 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Tent Oppenheimer Park

12:00pm

Children's Activities

Take part in a variety of free, supervised children’s activities in the tent, Saturday & Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Please sign up for Suika Wari, Tug of War, and Kiai Contest ahead of time in the tent; space is limited. (Note: this is not a child-care program, so please do not leave your children unattended).  More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Children's Tent Oppenheimer Park

12:30pm

Majnuun Music & Dance

Majnuun is a belly dancer and Oud player duo. Belly dancer Mao and Oud player Navid came together not only for the love of performance but for the love of Japanese food and culture. You will enjoy their fun, interactive and family-friendly performance. Come and dance with Majnuun! More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

12:30pm

PARALLEL PATHS — Japanese Diplomacy and Nikkei Heritage: Post-War Rebuilding Period

4th Floor of the VJLS

In celebration of their 125th anniversary, Vancouver’s Japanese Consulate present a special historical forum PARALLEL PATHS:  Japanese Diplomacy and Nikkei Heritage. Using Diplomatic Archives and historical information, Consul General Okada and keynote speaker Gordon Kadota review the Post-War Rebuilding Period and trace the concurrent histories of the Japanese Consulate as it reopened and post-interment Japanese Canadians who sought to re-build their lives and communities. Presentation will include a panel discussion and Q&A session. 

ALSO

To celebrate the 125th anniversary since the Consulate of Japan opened in Vancouver in 1889 as the first Japanese government office in Canada, the Cultural Affairs Section is pleased to provide information about the culture of Japan, travel, and programs offered by the consulate.

Saturday & Sunday, 11:30am – 5:00pm, Vancouver Japanese Language School, 4th floor

In conjunction with the PARALLEL PATHS historical forum, the Consulate General of Japan will also display a small collection of photographs depicting local history of the consulate and the Japanese Canadian community.


Saturday August 2, 2014 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Vancouver Buddhist Temple 220 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver

1:00pm

Shohei Juku Aikido Canada

Shohei Juku Aikido Canada was established to promote the art of Aikido as practiced by Morito Suganuma Sensei (Aikikai 8th dan). Aikido is a holistic practice, combining physical techniques with mental discipline. Using powerful circular movements, Aikido techniques embody the principle of non-resistance wherein the defender moves in complete harmony with the attacker, bringing the conflict to a peaceful conclusion for both. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver

1:00pm

Poemdroids Only

Poemdroids Only is a poetry reading unit lead by poet Soramaru Takayama. Poetry readings are performed in English and Japanese to the sound of Sora playing the kalimba and ukulele which will invite you into the story of the universe. You cannot miss this embodied experience of bending space into a ring of imagination. More info ›

ポエムドロイズオンリー

詩人高山宙丸が主宰する、ポエトリーリーディングユニット。宙丸が奏でるウクレレやカリンバの音色にのせて、日本語と英語による朗読が宇宙の物語を紡ぎ出していく。空間を歪めるイマジネーションの輪っかを、体験せずにはいられない。



Saturday August 2, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

1:00pm

Powell Street Historical Walking Tours (in English), Nikkei National Museum
This historical tour will take a look at the buildings, stores and people of the pre-war Powell Street district, Vancouver's Nihon-machi. The tours are free and are approximately 45 minutes. Meet on the south-east corner of Powell & Jackson.

The Nikkei National Museum will also have a display in the Vancouver Buddhist Temple (220 Jackson Avenue). The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and educating others about Japanese Canadian history. View a display of Japanese Canadian history, museum publications, education programs and activities. More info ›


Saturday August 2, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Powell & Jackson

1:00pm

BC Bonsai Society

The art of miniature trees growing is illuminated through demonstrations and displays. Demonstrations will take place on Saturday & Sunday between 1pm and 4pm. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Vancouver Buddhist Temple 220 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver

1:00pm

Exhibition at the Historic Ming Sun-Uchida Building

Having narrowly avoided demolition in 2013, the Friends of 439 invite attendees to celebrate this historic 125 year-old building, its significance and long, storied history. A rooming house and retail store serving the Japanese Canadian community until the uprooting in 1942, as the Longshoreman’s Local 509 Oldtimers Reading room in the 1950s, and as the Ming Sun Benevolent Society and Reading Room (a Wong family clan association for people from Guangdong), and finally as low-income housing and contemporary artist studios. Exhibition includes photos, writings, and an outdoor reading room. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ming Sun - Uchida Building 439 Powell Street

1:30pm

Nishikawa-ryu Satsuki-kai

The Satsuki-kai Dancing Group started in May, 2010 to learn and enjoy Japanese dances in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere under the direction of dancing master Kayo Nishikawa of the Nishikawa School of classical Japanese dancing. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

1:30pm

Vancouver Ikebana Association

The art of Japanese flower arranging. Demonstrations will take place at 1:30pm and 3:30pm (Saturday/Sunday). More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Vancouver Buddhist Temple 220 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver

1:30pm

THE RE-ENACTORS—WWI Veteran Zennosuke Inouye
The Re-enactors bring to life Surrey’s true stories through interactive and fun performances by professional actors recreating the lives of Surrey pioneers from 1872 to 1945. These performances feature Kevin Takahide Lee* as WWI veteran Zennosuke Inouye. Post-WWII internment, Inouye was the only Japanese Canadian War Veteran to have his land returned. Writer/Director: Yvette Dudley-Neuman, ASM: Emily Henney. Presentation development and copyright is property of the City of Surrey, Heritage Services and performed with permission of the Canadian Actors Equity Association*. More info ›

Community Sponsor: Nikkei National Museum

 



Saturday August 2, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Firehall Arts Centre 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC

1:45pm

UBC Classical Ju-Jutsu

The UBC Classical Ju-Jutsu Club is an organization dedicated to the practice, preservation, and promotion of the classical combative systems of feudal Japan. Emphasizing authenticity and tradition, they are associated with the Chofukan Dojo in Kyoto, Japan and will demonstrate representative techniques from a Muromachi-era martial system called Takeuchi-ryu. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver

2:00pm

Suika Wari (Watermelon Game)

Put on a blindfold, hit the watermelon, and win a prize! Sign up in advance at the Children’s Tent. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Tent Oppenheimer Park

2:00pm

Cosmic Wink

Cosmic Wink is the musical collaboration of fiddler Caitlan Read and guitarist Chika Buston. They compose folk tunes inspired by their west coast upbringing and their travels around Canada, and perform creative interpretations of other notable Canadian artists. With more than 10 years of performing experience locally and internationally, they are excited to announce their upcoming first full-length album this year. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

2:00pm

Powell Street Historical Walking Tours (in English), Nikkei National Museum
This historical tour will take a look at the buildings, stores and people of the pre-war Powell Street district, Vancouver's Nihon-machi. The tours are free and are approximately 45 minutes. Meet on the south-east corner of Powell & Jackson.

The Nikkei National Museum will also have a display in the Vancouver Buddhist Temple (220 Jackson Avenue). The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and educating others about Japanese Canadian history. View a display of Japanese Canadian history, museum publications, education programs and activities. More info ›


Saturday August 2, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Powell & Jackson

2:00pm

Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie
Saturday and Sunday exhibition hours: 12pm to 5pm
Performance: Saturday, 2pm
Centre A, 229 East Georgia Street
Post Festival hours: Tuesdays - Saturdays until September 13, 11am-6pm

Performance and gallery entrance: Free

Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie present ‘Music Temple’ at the 38th Annual Powell Street Festival. Seasoned collaborators in sculptural installation and music, Honda and McKenzie employ prepared acoustic instruments, found percussion elements, and often mythological and pantheistic themes delivered in a mixture of English and Japanese. ‘Music Temple’ is inspired by natural and human-altered landscapes and the flora and detritus that exist in each. Guided departure from the Festival Info Booth will leave at 1:30pm to walk to Centre A for the 2pm performance on Saturday August 2nd.

Honda and McKenzie began Elfin Saddle after migrating from Canada’s lush west coast to Montreal, transporting their nature-inspired, ethnically ambiguous folk creations to the urban environs of the east. Already seasoned collaborators in sculptural installation and music, Elfin Saddle began as a more contained outlet for these multi-disciplinary activities, using prepared acoustic instruments, found percussion elements, and often mythological and pantheistic themes delivered in a mixture of English and Japanese. Recently incorporating video projection and audio installation elements into their live performances, the resulting ‘Music Temple’ presents a pseudo-narrative culmination of all of the above. More info ›


Saturday August 2, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Centre A 229 East Georgia Street, Vancouver

2:30pm

Erika Mitsuhashi

Dancer and emerging choreographer Erika Mitsuhashi has interpreted the works of many of the world’s greatest performers and choreographers. The Simon Fraser University BFA dance program graduate studied in New York and has performed at local and international festivals. Erika premiers the solo work this room has curved edges at the Powell Street Festival. Drawing aesthetic inspiration from cinematic master Wong Kar-wai, this room has curved edges interlaces the secretive, changing, architecture of dreams with lived personal experience.

Project: this room has curved edges

this room has curved edges is a solo work created and performed by Erika Mitsuhashi. Enmeshed in memories of rooms both real and imagined, this room has curved edges interlaces the secretive, changing, architecture of dreams with lived personal experience. Drawing aesthetic inspiration from cinematic master Wong Kar-wai, the shifting movement score draws the audience into the dreamscape and imagination of an individual. With the body as a conduit into the psychological realm, the piece experiments with dream-like sensibilities of time, logic and space. More info ›


Saturday August 2, 2014 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Firehall Arts Centre 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC

2:30pm

Vancouver Eishin-Ryu Iaido Club

The Vancouver Eishin Ryu Iaido Club practices the classical form of iaido known as Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu. This martial art dates back over 450 years and is unbroken in its transmission through the ages. They will demonstrate traditional sword forms of Eishin-Ryu Iaido. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver

2:30pm

Chibi Taiko

Chibi Taiko was founded in 1993 by Shinobu Homma with a goal of passing on taiko to the next generation of Asian Canadians. The group’s philosophy emphasizes cooperation, leadership, responsibility and spirituality in addition to physical and musical discipline. Members include 24 youth ages 7 to 25-years-old. Chibi has performed at various festivals in the lower mainland and in 2009, toured Japan. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

2:30pm

Vancouver Buddhist Sanctuary Tour

The Vancouver Buddhist Temple is the first Buddhist Temple in Canada and was established in 1904. The current temple building was constructed 35 years ago and contains a beautiful sanctuary originally constructed in Japan. Come meet a monk and see where generations of Canadian Shin Buddhists celebrate and express their gratitude for the oneness of the Universe. Meet inside the Exhibit Hall at the Buddhist Temple.


Saturday August 2, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Vancouver Buddhist Temple 220 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver

3:00pm

Omikoshi by Vancouver Rakuichi

The Omikoshi or portable shrine is an essential element in festivals all over Japan. The carriers, who are believed to be possessed by a divine spirit, rock the Omikoshi vigorously; the more frenzied their efforts, the more good fortune is said to pass on to everyone. This Omikoshi was donated by the “Japan Traffic Cultural Association” (Nihon Kotsu) in 1985 from Japan. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

3:00pm

Powell Street Historical Walking Tours (in Japanese), Nikkei National Museum
This historical tour will take a look at the buildings, stores and people of the pre-war Powell Street district, Vancouver's Nihon-machi. The tours are free and are approximately 45 minutes. Meet on the south-east corner of Powell & Jackson.

The Nikkei National Museum will also have a display in the Vancouver Buddhist Temple (220 Jackson Avenue). The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and educating others about Japanese Canadian history. View a display of Japanese Canadian history, museum publications, education programs and activities. More info ›


Saturday August 2, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Powell & Jackson

3:00pm

Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie
Saturday and Sunday exhibition hours: 12pm to 5pm
Performance: Saturday, 2pm
Centre A, 229 East Georgia Street
Post Festival hours: Tuesdays - Saturdays until September 13, 11am-6pm

Performance and gallery entrance: Free

Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie present ‘Music Temple’ at the 38th Annual Powell Street Festival. Seasoned collaborators in sculptural installation and music, Honda and McKenzie employ prepared acoustic instruments, found percussion elements, and often mythological and pantheistic themes delivered in a mixture of English and Japanese. ‘Music Temple’ is inspired by natural and human-altered landscapes and the flora and detritus that exist in each. Guided departure from the Festival Info Booth will leave at 1:30pm to walk to Centre A for the 2pm performance on Saturday August 2nd.

Honda and McKenzie began Elfin Saddle after migrating from Canada’s lush west coast to Montreal, transporting their nature-inspired, ethnically ambiguous folk creations to the urban environs of the east. Already seasoned collaborators in sculptural installation and music, Elfin Saddle began as a more contained outlet for these multi-disciplinary activities, using prepared acoustic instruments, found percussion elements, and often mythological and pantheistic themes delivered in a mixture of English and Japanese. Recently incorporating video projection and audio installation elements into their live performances, the resulting ‘Music Temple’ presents a pseudo-narrative culmination of all of the above. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Centre A 229 East Georgia Street, Vancouver

3:15pm

All Japan Shitoryu Seikokai Karate-do Canada

Shihan Akira Sato arrived in 1970 and has been teaching karate-do in Canada for 44 years. Their philosophy is to train the mind, body and spirit of the individual. Their current initiative is to work with the Japanese community to confront bullying concerns. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver

3:30pm

Vancouver Ikebana Association

The art of Japanese flower arranging. Demonstrations will take place at 1:30pm and 3:30pm (Saturday/Sunday). More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Vancouver Buddhist Temple 220 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver

3:30pm

Vancouver Ikebana Association

The art of Japanese flower arranging. Demonstrations will take place at 1:30pm and 3:30pm (Saturday/Sunday). More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Vancouver Buddhist Temple 220 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver

3:30pm

THE RE-ENACTORS—WWI Veteran Zennosuke Inouye
The Re-enactors bring to life Surrey’s true stories through interactive and fun performances by professional actors recreating the lives of Surrey pioneers from 1872 to 1945. These performances feature Kevin Takahide Lee* as WWI veteran Zennosuke Inouye. Post-WWII internment, Inouye was the only Japanese Canadian War Veteran to have his land returned. Writer/Director: Yvette Dudley-Neuman, ASM: Emily Henney. Presentation development and copyright is property of the City of Surrey, Heritage Services and performed with permission of the Canadian Actors Equity Association*. More info ›

Community Sponsor: Nikkei National Museum


Saturday August 2, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Firehall Arts Centre 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC

3:45pm

Otowa Ryu Japanese Dance Group

Otowa Ryu Japanese Dance Group has introduced Japanese traditional dances and folk dances at many festivals and events across Canada since the group was formed in 1971. The group consists of all ages from Issei to Gosei (5th generation). More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

4:00pm

Double Ropes Caravan

Double Ropes Caravan is a Double Dutch team from Japan. International championship performers Yu-to, Susumu, Misa and Mayu showcase their unique skipping in their two Festival performances. Between the 4 performers they hold 9 international champion prizes including World Champion placements. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver

4:00pm

Tug-of-War
Tug-of-WarSaturday/Sunday, 4:00-4:30pmWork together as a team and win prizes! Please sign up in advance at the Children’s Tent. More info ›


Saturday August 2, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Children's Tent Oppenheimer Park

4:00pm

Powell Street Historical Walking Tours (in English), Nikkei National Museum
This historical tour will take a look at the buildings, stores and people of the pre-war Powell Street district, Vancouver's Nihon-machi. The tours are free and are approximately 45 minutes. Meet on the south-east corner of Powell & Jackson.

The Nikkei National Museum will also have a display in the Vancouver Buddhist Temple (220 Jackson Avenue). The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and educating others about Japanese Canadian history. View a display of Japanese Canadian history, museum publications, education programs and activities. More info ›


Saturday August 2, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Powell & Jackson

4:30pm

Vancouver Buddhist Sanctuary Tour

The Vancouver Buddhist Temple is the first Buddhist Temple in Canada and was established in 1904. The current temple building was constructed 35 years ago and contains a beautiful sanctuary originally constructed in Japan. Come meet a monk and see where generations of Canadian Shin Buddhists celebrate and express their gratitude for the oneness of the Universe. Meet inside the Exhibit Hall at the Buddhist Temple.


Saturday August 2, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Vancouver Buddhist Temple 220 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver

4:45pm

Double Ropes Caravan

Double Ropes Caravan is a Double Dutch team from Japan. International championship performers Yu-to, Susumu, Misa and Mayu showcase their unique skipping in their two Festival performances. Between the 4 performers they hold 9 international champion prizes including World Champion placements. More info › 



Saturday August 2, 2014 4:45pm - 5:00pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

5:00pm

LOUD

Composed of Eileen Kage (taiko/percussion) and Elaine Stef (electric guitar), LOUD is a Vancouver based instrumental duo who meld the acoustic with the electric into music described as ‘ancient and psychedelic’ and ‘resonating with a pulse that feels as if it emanates directly from the heart of the planet’. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

5:00pm

Assaulted Fish

For over ten years, Assaulted Fish has been entertaining audiences of all sizes, shapes, colours and orientations with their tightly crafted comedy sketches that range from well-observed character studies to sharp social commentary to surreal slapstick. They have appeared multiple times at the CanWest Comedy Festival and SketchFest Seattle and performed sold-out shows at the 2013 Vancouver Fringe Festival and the 2014 Vancouver Sketch Comedy Festival. Off duty they are known as Diana Bang, Marlene Dong, Kuan Foo, Chris Lam, Lissa Neptuno and Nelson Wong. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Firehall Arts Centre 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC

5:15pm

Kyudo Association of Canada—Vancouver

In the Main Hall

KAC Vancouver studies the art of Japanese Archery known as Kyudo. Kyudo is not limited to the act of shooting, but also encompasses all movements, postures and mental state while in the dojo. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver

5:30pm

Matsuri Odori

This is your chance to dance to the spirit of the Matsuri. The steps are simple so everyone can take part, even those with two left feet!



Saturday August 2, 2014 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

5:45pm

Sawagi Taiko

Formed in 1990, Sawagi Taiko is the first all-women's group in Canada. Members pool their common and unique experiences as East Asian women living in Canada, and focus their creative energy and ideas into a powerful expression that is always heard and cannot be ignored. Sawagi Taiko offers an alternative to the stereotype of Asian women as quiet and demure and strives to encourage cultural connections among different communities. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 5:45pm - 6:15pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

6:30pm

Kytami

Kytami is a “violinistextremist” and co-founder of the acclaimed bhangra-Celtic fusion group Delhi 2 Dublin.  Fusing classical fiddle styles with bass-heavy dubstep and hip-hop, Kytami is forging a bold and unique path with her solo career. Since 2010, she has won Electronic/Dance Album of The Year at the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards for her full-length album and has played the Vancouver and Victoria Jazz festivals, Shambhala Music Festival and the Joshua Tree Fest. More info ›



Saturday August 2, 2014 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park
 
Sunday, August 3
 

10:00am

Hastings Park Walking Tour, Nikkei National Museum
Discover the history of the early days of internment and the Hastings Park commemoration project by joining a special free walking tour of Hastings Park on Sunday, August 3 at 10am. Meet at the north east corner of Hastings Street and Renfrew Street in Vancouver. More info ›


Sunday August 3, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
PNE Hastings and Renfrew Street, Vancouver

11:30am

Sakura Singers

The Sakura Singers was formed in 1970 as a mixed choral group under the auspices of the Japanese Canadian Citizen’s Association and directed by Mrs. Ruth Suzuki. Upon its inauguration into a Society in 2006, an endowment fund was established. Resources from the fund are being used to promote the enjoyment of Japanese songs and a better understanding of Japanese Canadian culture. The Sakura Singers perform at numerous venues throughout the year, and holds its major concert biennially at the Michael J. Fox Theatre. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 11:30am - 12:00pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

11:30am

Anime Revolution Cosplay Fashion Show

Quirky, playful, kawaii and inventive fashions and dance will be showcased in this one-of-a-kind cosplay fashion show from the Anime Revolution team. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 11:30am - 12:00pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver

12:00pm

Coração Boêmio

Coração Boêmio – which means “bohemian heart” in Portuguese -started in Japan 12 years ago. This trio, including guitarist Yujiro Nakajima and vocalist Sarah McAlister, performs popular bossa nova tunes as well as a little jazz and samba. They have arranged some Japanese music to perform in honour of the Powell Street Festival and Japan, where the band first formed. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

12:00pm

Za Daikon

Za Daikon, a Vancouver-based amateur Japanese theatrical group formed in 1994, performs Japanese comedies, folktales, and stage readings at various community events. In Japanese with English surtitles. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:40pm
Firehall Arts Centre 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC

12:00pm

Children's Activities

Take part in a variety of free, supervised children’s activities in the tent, Satur- day & Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Please sign up for Suika Wari, Tug of War, and Kiai Contest ahead of time in the tent; space is limited. (Note: this is not a child-care program, so please do not leave your children unattended) More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Children's Tent Oppenheimer Park

12:00pm

Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie

Saturday and Sunday exhibition hours: 12pm to 5pm
Performance: Saturday, 2pm
Centre A, 229 East Georgia Street
Post Festival hours: Tuesdays - Saturdays until September 13, 11am-6pm

Performance and gallery entrance: Free

Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie present ‘Music Temple’ at the 38th Annual Powell Street Festival. Seasoned collaborators in sculptural installation and music, Honda and McKenzie employ prepared acoustic instruments, found percussion elements, and often mythological and pantheistic themes delivered in a mixture of English and Japanese. ‘Music Temple’ is inspired by natural and human-altered landscapes and the flora and detritus that exist in each. Guided departure from the Festival Info Booth will leave at 1:30pm to walk to Centre A for the 2pm performance on Saturday August 2nd.

Honda and McKenzie began Elfin Saddle after migrating from Canada’s lush west coast to Montreal, transporting their nature-inspired, ethnically ambiguous folk creations to the urban environs of the east. Already seasoned collaborators in sculptural installation and music, Elfin Saddle began as a more contained outlet for these multi-disciplinary activities, using prepared acoustic instruments, found percussion elements, and often mythological and pantheistic themes delivered in a mixture of English and Japanese. Recently incorporating video projection and audio installation elements into their live performances, the resulting ‘Music Temple’ presents a pseudo-narrative culmination of all of the above. More info ›




Sunday August 3, 2014 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Centre A 229 East Georgia Street, Vancouver

12:30pm

Vancouver Okinawa Taiko

Vancouver Okinawa Taiko (formerly Yuaikai Ryukyu Taiko) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. The group aims to promote and preserve the Okinawan performing art of Eisa drum-dancing in the community and building friendship through Okinawan folk art. Vancouver Okinawa Taiko performs in various multicultural festivals, charity and anniversary functions in Metro Vancouver and US. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

12:45pm

Tamiya-Ryu Iaijutsu Canada

The Tamiya-Ryu style of Iaido is practiced around the world. Characteristic of the Tamiya Style is that techniques are done with large movements and great precision, to embody and express nobility and beauty. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver

1:00pm

Kaya Kurz

Kaya is an indie/alt-rock performer who sings and plays the guitar. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

1:00pm

Powell Street Historical Walking Tours (in English), Nikkei National Museum
This historical tour will take a look at the buildings, stores and people of the pre-war Powell Street district, Vancouver's Nihon-machi. The tours are free and are approximately 45 minutes. Meet on the south-east corner of Powell & Jackson.

The Nikkei National Museum will also have a display in the Vancouver Buddhist Temple (220 Jackson Avenue). The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and educating others about Japanese Canadian history. View a display of Japanese Canadian history, museum publications, education programs and activities. More info ›


Sunday August 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Powell & Jackson

1:00pm

Urasenke Foundation of Vancouver, Sa-do (Tea Service)

Vancouver Japanese Language School Tatami Room (5th Floor)

The Urasenke Foundation of Vancouver promotes the practice of the Japanese Way of Tea through lessons, demonstrations and public events throughout the year. We invite you to participate in an authentic tea service in the tranquil tatami room on the VJLS rooftop. All guests will be served tea and a sweet. Please sign up in advance at the Information Booth 30 minutes prior to ceremony time. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver

1:00pm

BC Bonsai Society

The art of miniature trees growing is illuminated through demonstrations and displays. Demonstrations will take place on Saturday & Sunday between 1pm and 4pm. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Vancouver Buddhist Temple 220 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver

1:00pm

Exhibition at the Historic Ming Sun-Uchida Building

Having narrowly avoided demolition in 2013, the Friends of 439 invite attendees to celebrate this historic 125 year-old building, its significance and long, storied history. A rooming house and retail store serving the Japanese Canadian community until the uprooting in 1942, as the Longshoreman’s Local 509 Oldtimers Reading room in the 1950s, and as the Ming Sun Benevolent Society and Reading Room (a Wong family clan association for people from Guangdong), and finally as low-income housing and contemporary artist studios. Exhibition includes photos, writings, and an outdoor reading room. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ming Sun - Uchida Building 439 Powell Street

1:30pm

Shorinji Kempo

Shorinji Kempo are practitioners of Shorinij Kempo, a martial art that has benefits of self defence, physical health, and spiritual development. Their common goal is to improve society by improving the lives of its members. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver

1:30pm

Vancouver Ikebana Association

The art of Japanese flower arranging. Demonstrations will take place at 1:30pm and 3:30pm (Saturday/Sunday). More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Vancouver Buddhist Temple 220 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver

1:30pm

Stephanie Nakagawa

Soprano Stephanie Eiko Nakagawa was born in Vancouver, BC and grew up in Okanagan Valley. Her exquisite voice has been described as "clear as a bell" and " dazzling."  Miss Nakagawa is a talented and versatile performer and has sung on operatic and concert stages throughout Canada, the United States, Japan, and Europe. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

1:30pm

Shishosetsu Literary Readings presented with Ricepaper Magazine

Before the wave of “New Narrative” swept the west coast with its confessional-styled prose, the Shishosetsu (also known as Watakushi Shosetusu or I-novel) emerged in the early part of the 20th century in Japan. The genre is distinguished by self-revealing narrative with the author as the central character, allowing for the author to enter their narrative on an intimate level. Curator Leanne Dunic selected Sally Ito (Manitoba), Lydia Kwa (British Columbia), and Marie Mutsuki Mockett (New York) to interpret the shishosetsu while considering the theme of this year’s festival: Roots. Each author has written a new piece adapted into a limited edition chapbook available at the Festival (at the PSFS merch booth and at reading). Excerpts from these chapbooks are featured in Ricepaper magazine. Come listen to readings with a Q&A session.

Leanne Dunic is a multi-disciplinary artist and a writer of music, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. She is a graduate of SFU’s The Writer’s Studio, where she focused on poetry and lyric prose. She is currently a mentor at SFU’s Southbank Writers’ Program, and the singer/guitarist of the band Luck Commander. More info ›

The Colours of Heroines was Lydia Kwa’s first book of poetry, followed by three novels: This Place Called Absence, The Walking Boy and Pulse. sinuous is her latest book-length poem . She has self-published an unbound art/chapbook called linguistic tantrums. She is currently working on the prequel to The Walking Boy. More info ›

Marie Mutsuki Mockett’s memoir, Where the Dead Pause: A Journey with Japanese Spirits (to be published in March 2015), examines grief against the backdrop of the 2011 Great East Earthquake and Mockett’s family temple, located 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power reactor. Mockett’s awards include a Fellowship from the US/Japan Creative Artist Fellowship, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. More info ›

Sally Ito is a writer, translator, teacher and editor who lives in Winnipeg. Her most recent book is Alert to Glory, published in 2011 by Turnstone Press. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Firehall Arts Centre 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC

2:00pm

Carol Oya
Carol Oya was born and raised in Vancouver. As a kid, she loved to watch "Solid Gold" and mimic her idols, Olivia Newton-John and Sheena Easton. Carol began performing professionally when she moved to Spain and sang with a rock band. After living in Japan and fronting two jazz quartets, she returned to Canada and currently lives in Toronto where she performs jazz. More info ›


Sunday August 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

2:00pm

Powell Street Historical Walking Tours (in English), Nikkei National Museum
This historical tour will take a look at the buildings, stores and people of the pre-war Powell Street district, Vancouver's Nihon-machi. The tours are free and are approximately 45 minutes. Meet on the south-east corner of Powell & Jackson.

The Nikkei National Museum will also have a display in the Vancouver Buddhist Temple (220 Jackson Avenue). The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and educating others about Japanese Canadian history. View a display of Japanese Canadian history, museum publications, education programs and activities. More info ›


Sunday August 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Powell & Jackson

2:00pm

Urasenke Foundation of Vancouver, Sa-do (Tea Service)

Vancouver Japanese Language School Tatami Room (5th Floor)

The Urasenke Foundation of Vancouver promotes the practice of the Japanese Way of Tea through lessons, demonstrations and public events throughout the year. We invite you to participate in an authentic tea service in the tranquil tatami room on the VJLS rooftop. All guests will be served tea and a sweet. Please sign up in advance at the Information Booth 30 minutes prior to ceremony time. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver

2:00pm

Kids Kiai Contest

This is the time to let the kids be as noisy as they want! Volunteer judges award prizes for the loudest, most creative, scariest screams and yells. Please sign up in advance at the tent.  More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Tent Oppenheimer Park

2:15pm

Yoshinkan Aikido (Sokushinkan Dojo)
Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art based upon the principle of harmony through connection, balance, and timing. It is an extremely powerful form of self-defence that is also gentle and non-aggressive, carefully controlling an attacker using the attacker’s own energy. Strength is not emphasized because the use of physical strength is unnecessary. Yoshinkan Aikido is the Aikido of Gozo Shioda; Morihei Ueshiba's most outstanding student, and preserves the hard style, pre-war teachings of Osensei. More info ›


Sunday August 3, 2014 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver

2:30pm

Vancouver Buddhist Sanctuary Tour

The Vancouver Buddhist Temple is the first Buddhist Temple in Canada and was established in 1904. The current temple building was constructed 35 years ago and contains a beautiful sanctuary originally constructed in Japan. Come meet a monk and see where generations of Canadian Shin Buddhists celebrate and express their gratitude for the oneness of the Universe. Meet inside the Exhibit Hall at the Buddhist Temple.


Sunday August 3, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Vancouver Buddhist Temple 220 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver

2:30pm

Exploration of Devils’ Caves

Vancouver Japanese Language School, Classroom 14, 4th floor

Exploration of Devils’ Caves is a presentation and Q&A led by Julia Aoki & Ayaka Yoshimizu. Yoshimizu and Aoki will present their research on a 103-installment news series published from 1908-1912 by the Japanese Canadian newspaper, Tairiku-Nippo. This series, “Exploration of Devils’ Caves,” details the movements/migrations of sexworkers from Japan to Vancouver, into the interior, as well as the logistics of running brothels, such as sexworkers' relationship to police, to other racialized groups and to European-settler communities. Aoki and Yoshimizu are currently both PhD candidates in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. Please note this presentation will involve reference to sex work, instances of violence against women and graphic language. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver

2:45pm

Tomo Nakayama

Whether performing as frontman in his art-rock band Grand Hallway, playing multiple instruments in local rock groups (Gold Leaves, Sera Cahoone, The Maldives), or collaborating with orchestras, Tomo Nakayama has been an active and versatile member of the Northwest music scene for over a decade. He has performed at festivals such as SXSW, CMJ, and Sasquatch. Nakayama is currently serving as Artist in Residence at Town Hall in Seattle, and writing and recording songs for an upcoming solo album. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

3:00pm

Katori Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu

Katori Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu is a classical martial art focusing on sword fighting techniques. They train to fight with the traditional samurai weapons including the long and short sword, fighting staff, spear, and naginata (halberd). Modern kendo and iaido were born from the older schools of kenjutsu but their techniques are practiced in their unmodified forms and the focus is on the complete warrior who can utilize all weapons in practical combat at full speed. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver

3:00pm

Ricepaper Haiku Deathmatch

Ricepaper Magazine Booth in the Community Booth Section

Register to complete at the Ricepaper booth on Saturday or Sunday 

Compete in a tournament style competition -- writing only haikus! Winning haikus will move up the tournament rankings in order to claim the Haiku championship. All works will be published on RicepaperMagazine.ca but only one winner will be crowned and receive the Ricepaper Haiku Death Match trophy. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Rice Paper Community Tent

3:00pm

UmeSilk Kimono historical talk and presentation by Hitomi Harama

Kimono aficionado Hitomi Harama will present a historical talk and presentation with images and actual kimonos. She currently works in Victoria as a specialist, coordinating and styling kimono as well as consulting and educating people about the kimono and its culture. She is a guest curator for the Kimono exhibition at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria this summer. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Firehall Arts Centre 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC

3:00pm

Powell Street Historical Walking Tours (in Japanese), Nikkei National Museum
This historical tour will take a look at the buildings, stores and people of the pre-war Powell Street district, Vancouver's Nihon-machi. The tours are free and are approximately 45 minutes. Meet on the south-east corner of Powell & Jackson.

The Nikkei National Museum will also have a display in the Vancouver Buddhist Temple (220 Jackson Avenue). The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and educating others about Japanese Canadian history. View a display of Japanese Canadian history, museum publications, education programs and activities. More info ›


Sunday August 3, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Powell & Jackson

3:00pm

Urasenke Foundation of Vancouver, Sa-do (Tea Service)

Vancouver Japanese Language School Tatami Room (5th Floor)

The Urasenke Foundation of Vancouver promotes the practice of the Japanese Way of Tea through lessons, demonstrations and public events throughout the year. We invite you to participate in an authentic tea service in the tranquil tatami room on the VJLS rooftop. All guests will be served tea and a sweet. Please sign up in advance at the Information Booth 30 minutes prior to ceremony time. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver

3:30pm

SHOUT! WHITE DRAGON
Shout!WhiteDragon is a tight four-piece string band that pays homage to Appalachian old time music’s roots with traditional tunes and songs played with the energy and ethic of punk rock. Past becomes present with this ‘young fogey’ music, as these urban Canadians saw off high-energy fiddle tunes and sing the songs of working class mountain people that resonate in every age. Come dance with Shout!WhiteDragon at the Festival for some participatory square dancing! More info ›


Sunday August 3, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

3:45pm

Sumo Tournament

For many years now, the Vancouver Sumo Fun Club has been at the Powell Street Festival, educating and showing our Sumo to people who have an interest in learning about our culture. Do you have what it takes to be the Yokozuna (Grand Champion)? Festival visitors—men and women alike—are encouraged to take part in this exciting competition. To win, you must force your opponent out of the circle! But if you get forced out—or if any of your body parts other than the soles of your feet touch the dohyo (ring)—you lose! Pre-registration required. On Saturday, please sign up at the sumo food booth located on Jackson Avenue; on Sunday, sign-up near the Totem Pole on the south side of the park one hour before the tournament. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver

4:00pm

Tug-of-War
Tug-of-WarSaturday/Sunday, 4:00-4:30pmWork together as a team and win prizes! Please sign up in advance at the Children’s Tent. More info ›


Sunday August 3, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Children's Tent Oppenheimer Park

4:00pm

Powell Street Historical Walking Tours (in English), Nikkei National Museum
This historical tour will take a look at the buildings, stores and people of the pre-war Powell Street district, Vancouver's Nihon-machi. The tours are free and are approximately 45 minutes. Meet on the south-east corner of Powell & Jackson.

The Nikkei National Museum will also have a display in the Vancouver Buddhist Temple (220 Jackson Avenue). The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and educating others about Japanese Canadian history. View a display of Japanese Canadian history, museum publications, education programs and activities. More info ›


Sunday August 3, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Powell & Jackson

4:00pm

Urasenke Foundation of Vancouver, Sa-do (Tea Service)

Vancouver Japanese Language School Tatami Room (5th Floor)

The Urasenke Foundation of Vancouver promotes the practice of the Japanese Way of Tea through lessons, demonstrations and public events throughout the year. We invite you to participate in an authentic tea service in the tranquil tatami room on the VJLS rooftop. All guests will be served tea and a sweet. Please sign up in advance at the Information Booth 30 minutes prior to ceremony time. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver

4:00pm

Hafu

87 min

With an ever increasing movement of people between places in this transnational age, there is a mounting number of mixed-race people in Japan. “Hafu” is the unfolding journey of discovery into the intricacies of mixed-race Japanese and their multicultural experience in modern day Japan. Directed by Megumi Nishikura and Lisa Perez Takagi. (In Japanese with English subtitles.) More info ›

Community Sponsor: Vancouver Asian Film Festival



Sunday August 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Firehall Arts Centre 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC

4:30pm

Vancouver Buddhist Sanctuary Tour

The Vancouver Buddhist Temple is the first Buddhist Temple in Canada and was established in 1904. The current temple building was constructed 35 years ago and contains a beautiful sanctuary originally constructed in Japan. Come meet a monk and see where generations of Canadian Shin Buddhists celebrate and express their gratitude for the oneness of the Universe. Meet inside the Exhibit Hall at the Buddhist Temple.


Sunday August 3, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Vancouver Buddhist Temple 220 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver

5:00pm

Katari Taiko

Katari Taiko has the distinction of being the first taiko drum group formed in Canada. Since its inception in 1979, Katari Taiko has performed throughout Canada and the U.S. and has built up an extensive repertoire of both traditional and modern pieces, including original compositions. The synergy of the group, their joy and passion appeals to audiences of all ages and transcends cultural barriers. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

5:45pm

Sprïng

In a big green and purple house on a pleasant mountain in Vancouver's east side, four auditory wizards are brewing sounds under the moniker of Sprïng. Surviving only on the sound waves of their psychedelic music, and relying only on the power of chance, Sprïng spent a year conjuring up the eleven spells contained on their debut album Celebrations, released in March of 2014. Sprïng has toured the vast terrain of Western Canada in support of their release. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 5:45pm - 6:15pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

6:15pm

FINAL DRAW for the PSF Lottery
We'll be announcing the winners of the top 3 prizes, including:
  1. A Flight to Japan on Japan Airlines, Courtesy of Japan Airlines and the Powell Street Festival Society.
  2. Dinner for 6 by the Chefs of Hapa Izakaya in Your Home, Courtesy of Hapa Izakaya
  3. FESTIVAL FUN PACKAGE!
    Enjoy Vancouver’s most unique and exciting festivals! Courtesy of the Vancouver International Dance Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Vancouver Writers Fest, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, and the Vancouver New Music Festival.

Check out the details ›

Sunday August 3, 2014 6:15pm - 6:30pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park

6:30pm

JODAIKO

JODAIKO was one of the first all-women wadaiko ensembles in North America, debuting in 1988. JODAIKO has toured internationally in Japan, Europe, Canada, and the United States, and is comprised of members who play with or lead their own regional groups, and often tour as solo artists. Bringing a mix of traditional and contemporary pieces to the stage, JODAIKO has performed at the Powell Street Festival since 2006. In 2013 the group celebrated its 25th Anniversary. More info ›



Sunday August 3, 2014 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Diamond Stage Oppenheimer Park