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Celebrate Spring at Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre

The National Nikkei Museum and Heritage centre, located at the corner of Kingsway and Sperling in Burnaby B.C. (map) is a multi-use facility that promotes a better understanding and appreciation of Japanese Canadian culture and heritage.

On Saturday, April 24, noon until 3 pm the Centre celebrates Spring in the beautiful Japanese Canadian garden.  The FREE event will feature Japanese taiko and dance performances,  make your own haiku and crafts (origami, sumie ink painting, paper cherry blossom, kites) and much more.  There will be food vendors with Japanese tea, cakes, maju and handmade crafts such as Japanese fashion accessories, bonsai, soap etc.

Enjoy a beautiful formal tea ceremony by the Urasenke Tankoukai Vancouver Association in a Japanese room setting at 1 pm and 2 pm (tickets $10)  Or, you can order your special Sakura Bento lunch in advance (Adults $15. Children $6.): Call in advance 604-777-7000.

There will be a new exhibiton, Half & Half, opening at the Japanese Canadian National Museum at 1.30 pm and a conversation with artists Mary Anne Tateishi (painting) and Robert Shiozaki (pottery and mixed media).

Program Times:

12 pm: Chjibi Tako performance

1 to 2 pm: Japanese tea ceremony

1.20 pm Half and Half gallery conversation

2.30 pm Japanese dances by Nishikawa-ryu Dance Group.

This event is sponsored by the Burnaby Arts Council.

National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre

6688 Southoaks Crescent (at Kingsway & Sperling)

Burnaby B.C.

PHOTO by W. Ruth Kozak

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