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The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society – Celebrating Japanese-Canadian Culture

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2015 VNCS Japanese Cultural Fair (Saturday, October 24th)

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The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society

proudly presents

The 16th Annual (2015)
Japanese Cultural Fair

Saturday, October 24th
Esquimalt Recreation Centre
10:00AM TO 4:00PM

FREE ADMISSION
Family Friendly!

Savour the wonderful tastes of Japan (including delicious sushi, bento boxes and sweet manju desserts). Experience demonstrations of ikebana, tea ceremony, bonsai, shodo, sumi-e, kendo, karate and iaido. Enjoy performances by Uminari Taiko, the Furusato Dancers, Satomi Edwards (Koto), the VJHLSS Children’s Dance Group and Choir and many more!

NEW THIS YEAR

JCYL: Empowering Nikkei Youth across Canada – Erica Isomura Craigflower Room at 10:45am.

Kenzen Sports Karate – karate demonstration in the Jubilee Hall at 12:15pm.

Umi Nami Farms will be presenting on fresh and easy cooking with Japanese vegetables in the Craigflower at 12:15pm.

Shoshinkai Victoria will be doing an iaido demonstration in the Jubilee Hall at 1:15pm.

Japanese Animation Through Time presentation in the Craigflower Room at 1:15pm.

SPECIAL MENTION

Harumi Ota (master potter) will be doing pottery demonstrations in the Kids Room all day (you don’t need to be a kid to drop in and watch).

Shodo (10-1) and Sumie(1-4) in Jubilee Hall.

2015 Fair Map

2015 Fair Map

2015 VNCS Japanese Cultural Fair Program

PDF
VNCS Cultural Fair Program (downloadable version)

Time Slot

Activity

Location

10:45 – 11:10

Tea Ceremony #1

Urasenke Tankokai Victoria Association
The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. Urasenke Tankokai Victoria Association (formerly Nagomi Tea Circle) will be demonstrating what some refer to as a western style tea ceremony called Ryurei.

PIONEER B
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Empowering Nikkei Youth across Canada

Erica Isomura
Come hear about current youth-led initiatives that are mobilizing and engaging Nikkei youth across Canada with community projects, inter-generational relationship building, identity exploration, Japanese Canadian history, and social justice issues. This presentation will be facilitated by Erica Isomura, a participant of the Japanese Canadian Young Leaders Conference.

CRAIGFLOWER
11:15 – 11:40

Taiko Performance #1

Uminari Taiko
Hear, see and feel the thunder of Japanese Taiko! Come see Uminari Taiko, Vancouver Island’s premier taiko ensemble, deliver a high energy performance that will move and shake you to the core. Note: Taiko Performance #1 and #2 are totally different sets.
http://www.uminaritaiko.com/

JUBILEE
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11:45 – 12:10

Koto Performance #1

Satomi Edwards
The koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument dating back to the 7th century. Professional koto player Satomi Edwards will perform traditional and contemporary pieces from Japan. These authentic sounds will take you back to ancient times in Japan.

PIONEER B
Satomi-Edwards-Koto

Bonsai Demonstration

Vancouver Island Bonsai
http://www.victoriabonsai.bc.ca/

CRAIGFLOWER
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Kamishibai Story Telling

Rebecca Kool
http://rebeccakool.com/

KIDS
12:10

DOOR PRIZE DRAW #1

JUBILEE
12:15 – 12:40

Karate Demonstration

Kenzen Karate Sports Club
http://www.kenzensportskarate.com/

JUBILEE

Fresh and easy cooking with Japanese vegetables

Umi Nami Farms
Vegetables are essential to Japanese cuisine, and so Umi Nami Farm has been supplying Victoria with fresh traditional and modern Japanese vegetables since 1996. Come hear more about what we grow, how we grow it, and how to prepare simple and easy recipes with Japanese vegetables.
http://www.uminamifarm.com/

CRAIGFLOWER
umi-nami-farms

Ikebana Demonstration #1

Michiko Seguev

PIONEER A
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12:45 – 1:10

Soran Bushi & Youth Choir

Victoria Japanese Heritage Language School
http://en.vicnihongo.com/

JUBILEE

Kyudo (Japanese Archery)

Brian Angene
Brian Angene is a yondan(4th-dan) who was trained in Kobe. He is a founding member of the Kyudo Association of Canada and the founder of the Victoria Kyudo Association. Brian will give a brief explanation of the origins of modern kyudo, the basic movements (kihontai), and stages of shooting (hassetsu). There will also be a display of kyudo equipment and opportunity for questions.

CRAIGFLOWER
kyudo
1:15 – 1:40

Iaido – The Way of the Sword

Shoshinkai Victoria Iaido
Iaido is the traditional Japanese martial art of drawing and cutting with the samurai sword. The purpose of Iaido is to develop awareness, centeredness, sincerity, a calm mind, and mental and physical harmony through the practice of traditional sword techniques. See Iaido practitioners in traditional outfits demonstrate form and techniques
(waza) of this unique martial art.

http://www.iaido.ca/?page_id=2

JUBILEE

Tea Ceremony #2

Urasenke Tankokai Victoria Association
The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. Urasenke Tankokai Victoria Association (formerly Nagomi Tea Circle) will be demonstrating what some refer to as a western style tea ceremony called Ryurei.

PIONEER B
2012-Japanese-Cultural-Fair-Tea-Ceremony

Japanese Animation Through Time

Wynter Caron
We will be looking back over the last century of how Japanese animation came to be. It’s one thing to recognize the genres that are a reflection of both traditional and western styles; Here we will see how it all started!
http://www.tsukinocon.com/

CRAIGFLOWER
Tsukino-con
1:45 – 2:10

Bon Odori Dance

Furusato Dancers
See traditional Japanese folk dances called Odori or Bon Odori, performed by the Furusato Dancers wearing Japanese yukatas, casual summer kimonos. There will also be an opportunity for you to learn a popular bon odori dance.

JUBILEE
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Victoria’s First Japanese Immigrant

Gordon & Ann-Lee Switzer
Who was Canada’s first immigrant? New research has uncovered some surprising answers. Gordon and Ann-Lee Switzer will present an illustrated talk, based on their new book, Sakura in Stone: Victoria’s Japanese Legacy.

CRAIGFLOWER

Rakugo (Story Telling)

Michael & Natsuki Abe
Rakugo is a 400-year-old tradition of comic storytelling in Japan. This rakugo style interactive play follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the man who swallowed a cherry pit. Fun for the whole family, the kids will love it, too.

KIDS
2:15 – 2:40

Kendo Demonstration

Victoria Kendo Club
http://www.victoriakendo.com/

JUBILEE
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Ikebana Demonstration #2

Michiko Seguev

PIONEER A
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Japanese Tea Journey

Daniela Cubelic
Explore the world of Japanese Tea with acclaimed Tea Master Daniela Cubelic, owner of Silk Road Tea as she shares stories of her recent trip to Japan and Japanese Tea Gardens. You’ll learn about the different types of Japanese Tea, Japanese tea history and tea culture. Silk Road Tea is located in Victoria’s Historic Chinatown and the Victoria Public Market.
http://www.silkroadteastore.com/

CRAIGFLOWER
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2:45 – 3:10

Koto Performance #2

Satomi Edwards
The koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument dating back to the 7th century. Professional koto player Satomi Edwards will perform traditional and contemporary pieces from Japan. These authentic sounds will take you back to ancient times in Japan.

PIONEER B
Satomi-Edwards-Koto

How to Wear Kimono

Hitomi Harama

CRAIGFLOWER
Kimono-Dressing
3:10

DOOR PRIZE DRAW #2 & Silent Auction Bidding Closes

JUBILEE
3:15 – 3:40

Taiko Performance #2

Uminari Taiko
Hear, see and feel the thunder of Japanese Taiko! Come see Uminari Taiko, Vancouver Island’s premier taiko ensemble, deliver a high energy performance that will move and shake you to the core. Note: Taiko Performance #1 and #2 are totally different sets.
http://www.uminaritaiko.com/

JUBILEE
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3:45 – 4:00

Raffle & Volunteer Prizes

JUBILEE

Driving?

Parking Parking is limited at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre itself but there is plenty of parking at the Archie Browning Sports Centre and on the surrounding streets.

Taking the bus?

BusThe following bus routes access the Esquimalt Recreation Centre:
Route 6 — ROYAL OAK EXCHANGE / ESQUIMALT
Route 10 — ROYAL JUBILEE / DOCKYARD
Route 26 — DOCKYARD / UVIC WEST
For more more information please visit the BC Transit website here: www.bctransit.com.

Proudly Sponsored By:

An event like the VNCS Japanese Cultural Fair is only possible when many people work together. Here the VNCS would like to express a big thank you to our supporters/donors. ARIGATOU!

PLATINUM Level Sponsors


Black Press
Campus Acura
Campus Honda
Campus Infiniti
Campus Nissan C-FAX 1070
CTV Vancouver Island
Township of Esquimalt
Fujiya Japanese Foods
Koji & Masami Hayashi

GOLD Level Sponsors


Diane McNally
Dick Nakamura
Metro Lexus Toyota
Setsu Miyanishi
Terry McGinty

SILVER Level Sponsors


Bento Sushi
Butchart Gardens
Carlton Plaza Hotel
Clara Chin
Connie Low
Deb Shepherd
Jack & Elizabeth Watanabe
Jaga Silk
Jean Murata
Jim Nishiyama
Joyce’s Kimono Closet
Joyce McNally
Judith Pratt
Kodo, The Way of Fragrance
Margaret Hoyle
Midge Ayukawa (Estate)
Miho Lindley
Obara & Company Chartered Accountants
Patti Ayukawa
Patti Kagawa
Royal BC Museum
Saunders Subaru
Silk Road Aromatherapy & Tea Company
Susan Kurushima
The Next
Vancouver Island Bonsai Club
Yukari Peerless

BRONZE Level Sponsors


Aiko Sutherland
Alisa Kage
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Barbara Martin
Bon Sushi (Royal Oak)
Brentwood Bay Nurseries Ltd.
Cannor Nursery
Carol Smith
Chikara Sushi Restaurant
Clara Chin
Craig & Kana Mercer
Deb Shepherd
Gardens at HCP
Geoffrey Lucas
Itami Sushi
J&J Wonton Noodle House
Japanese Village Restaurant
Jasmine Restaurant
Jer Cawdell
Joyce Pearlstone
Kathy Harris
Kissako Green Tea Café
Koto Japanese Restaurant
Kuma Noodle
Kyubey Sushi
Leslie Healy Marlene & Bob Howell
Milestones Grill & Bar
Munro’s Books
Noodle Box
Pieta van Dyke
Rebecca Kool
Richard Mosdell
Rieko Gurney
Rose Oishi
Roy Katsuyama
Russell Nursery
Shirley & Bruce Gorle
Shirley Imada
Shizen Sushi Japanese Restaurant
Stubborn Chef
Sushi Plus Restaurant
Sushi Time Express
The Roost Farm Centre
Uchida Eatery/Shokudo
Umi Nami Farms
Yoshi Sushi Japanese Restaurant
Zen Floral Studio

Category: Cultural Fair