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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

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
 
Sunday, August 3
 

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

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

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

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

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