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The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society – Celebrating Japanese-Canadian Culture

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2017 VNCS Japanese Cultural Fair (Saturday, October 21st)

The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society

proudly presents

The 18th Annual (2017)
Japanese Cultural Fair

Saturday, October 21st
2017 Program (PDF)
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, and various martial arts.

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

Haiku – Terry Ann Carter in the Craigflower Room at 1:15pm.

Japanese Classical Theatre – Professor Cody Poulton in the Craigflower Room at 2:15pm.

SPECIAL MENTION

Kamishibai Story Telling – Rebecca Kool is returing this year and will be presenting stories in the Kamishibai tradition (Kids Room at 11:45am).

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!).

Japanese Cultural Fair Floor Map

Fair Floor Plan

Fair Floor Plan

2017 Program

2017 Program (PDF)

Bazaar

The Bazaar area in the Jubilee Hall will feature the following areas:

  • Bake Sale
  • Book Sale
  • JagaSilk Demonstration (Maccha Tea by donation)
  • Shodo and Sumi-e (Custom Designs by donation)
  • Silent Auction (bid on a wide variety of items)
  • Things Japanese (need a little something Japanese for your house? Look no further)

Exhibit Area

The Exhibit area in the Jubilee Hall will feature the following groups available for you to learn more about them:

  • Uminari Taiko
  • Vancouver Island Bonsai Society
  • Haiku
  • ビクトリア日本友好協会 (Victoria Japanese Friendship Society)
  • Victoria Japanese Heritage Language School Society
  • Victoria/Morioka Friendship Society

Performance and Demonstration Schedule

Time Slot

Activity

Location

10:45 – 11:10

Tea Ceremony #1

Chado 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.

PIONEER B
2012-Japanese-Cultural-Fair-Tea-Ceremony
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
Uminari Taiko
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
CRAIGFLOWER

Kamishibai

Rebecca Kool

http://rebeccakool.com/?page_id=848

KIDS
12:10

DOOR PRIZE DRAW #1

Door Prize Tickets are available from the greeters at the entrance to the Jubilee Hall (one ticket per guest). Door prize winners are announced in the Jubilee Hall. You must be present in order to win.

JUBILEE
12:15 – 12:40

Aikido

San Shu Kan Aikikai Aikido
Aikido (合気道) is a modern Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as “the way of unifying (with) life energy” or as “the way of harmonious spirit.” Ueshiba’s goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.
http://www.sanshukan.com/

JUBILEE
Sanshukan Aikido demonstration 2008 (photo by Kevin Dika)

Shakuhachi

Hugh Barclay
Hugh Barclay is a experienced musician with 50 years of experience playing a variety of brass wind instruments. He took up the shakuhachi, a traditional Japanese bamboo flute, 15 years ago He will introduce you to the shakuchachi and will perform pieces from each of 3 genres of music – classical, folk songs and modern songs.

CRAIGFLOWER
hugh-barkley

Ikebana Demonstration #1

Michiko Seguev
Come to admire and learn more about the beauty of Japanese flower arranging. Sensei Michiko Segeuv will create several arrangements that demonstrate the principles of the basic forms as well as some free style arrangements. A gallery of ikebana made by Michiko’s students will be on display all day.

PIONEER A
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12:45 – 1:10

VJHLS Children Choir and Soran Dancers

Victoria Japanese Heritage Language School
The Children Choir will perform 3 songs – one about maple leaves (Momiji), One celebrating our differences (Sekaini Hitotsudakeno Hana) and one about singing autumn insects (Mushino Koe) accompanied with music bells.

Soran Dancers will perform an energetic dance to music based on the Japanese traditional song Soran Bushi. This song is about fishermen in Hokkaido. The choreography depicts fisherman pulling in nets and ocean waves.

http://en.vicnihongo.com/

JUBILEE
soran-dancers

Iaido Presentation

 

CRAIGFLOWER
1:15 – 1:40

Kendo Demonstration

Victoria Kendo Club

http://www.victoriakendo.com/

JUBILEE

Tea Ceremony #2

Chado 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.

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

Haiku Presentation

Terry Ann Carter

CRAIGFLOWER
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
2012-Japanese-Cultural-Fair-Furusato-Dancers

Growing and eating Japanese vegetables

Umi Nami Farms
Delicious vegetables are essential to Japanese cuisine, and many can be grown right here in Victoria in your own backyard. Come and hear some tips about what to grow, how to grow it and how to enjoy the harvest, with or without a greenhouse. The presenter is a member of Umi Nami Farm, which has been specializing in locally grown Japanese vegetables for 20 years.
http://www.uminamifarm.com/

CRAIGFLOWER
umi-nami-farms
KIDS
2:15 – 2:40

Judo Demonstration

Victoria Judo Club
The Victoria Judo Club is a non-profit organization in continuous operation since 1957. The club’s goal is to provide high quality instruction in a safe environment for children, youth, and adults. Judo is a martial art and Olympic sport that is practiced around the world. Judo was developed by Japanese educator Dr. Jigoro Kano from traditional Japanese martial arts and designed to be an ideal form of physical exercise. Judo practitioners seek to attain maximum efficiency with minimum effort (精力善用 Sei-ryoku Zen-you). Judo culture promotes mutual welfare and benefit (自他共栄 Ji-ta Kyou-ei). Our instructors are all volunteers and bring the commitment and passion that comes from a lifelong dedication to the sport.
http://www.victoriajudoclub.com/

JUBILEE

Ikebana Demonstration #2

Michiko Seguev
Come to admire and learn more about the beauty of Japanese flower arranging. Sensei Michiko Segeuv will create several arrangements that demonstrate the principles of the basic forms as well as some free style arrangements. A gallery of ikebana made by Michiko’s students will be on display all day.

PIONEER A
2013-10-26 VNCS Cultural Fair 071

Japanese Classical Theatre

Cody Poulton

http://www.uvic.ca/humanities/pacificasia/people/faculty/poulton-cody.php

CRAIGFLOWER
2:45 – 3:10

Minyo

Rina El-Nahas
Rina and the Japanese Minyo Band is a traditional Japanese music band playing music called Tohoku Minyo from the northern area of Japan. Rina has been performing and playing this style of music since age of 5 and won numerous awards in Japanese Traditional Competitions in Japan. Rina is also an accomplished shamisen player. (A shamisen is a traditional 3 stringed Japanese instrument.) Rina will be accompanied by her husband Danny also playing the shamisen and her son Eric and daughter Naomi doing back up vocals and playing percussion instruments.

JUBILEE
rina-el-nahas

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

Kimono and Japanese Culture

Hitomi Harama
Hitomi Harama, a kimono and Japanese culture specialist, will provide some history of the kimono and its relationship to Japanese culture.
She will demonstrate how to wear a kimono and other traditional Japanese clothing.

CRAIGFLOWER
hitomi-kimono
3:10

DOOR PRIZE DRAW #2
& Silent Auction Bidding Closes

Door Prize Tickets are available from the greeters at the entrance to the Jubilee Hall (one ticket per guest). Door prize winners are announced in the Jubilee Hall. You must be present in order to win.

JUBILEE
3:15 – 3:30

Raffle & Volunteer Prizes

JUBILEE
3:30 – 4:00

Taiko Finale

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 fair closing 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
Uminari Taiko

Getting to the Fair

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 15 — DOWNTOWN / ESQUIMALT
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 Sponsors/Donors. ARIGATOU!

PLATINUM Level Sponsors


Bento Sushi
Campus Auto Group (Acura, Honda, Infiniti, Nissan)
CFAX 1070
CTV Vancouver Island (Media Sponsor)
Fudo Japanese Restaurant
Fujiya Japanese Foods
Jim Pattison Auto Group (Toyota, Lexus, Subaru)
Kool FM
Monday Magazine
Township of Esquimalt
Victoria News

GOLD Level Sponsors


Sushi Story

SILVER Level Sponsors


Aiko Sutherland
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Butchart Gardens
Carlton Plaza Hotel, Best Western Plus
Dale Broughton
Dave Hansen
Dawn Wilson
Deb Shepherd
Eric Wang
Gerry Bell
Heart and Hands Health Collective (acupuncture)
Henry Shimizu
J. C. Holt
Jack & Elizabeth Watanabe
Jaga Silk
James Thornton
Jean Murata & Ken
Jeannie Cosgrove
Joyce Matzke (Kimono Closet)
Joyce Pearlstone
Joyce’s Kimono Closet
Junko Hicks
Ken & Haruko Kadonaga
Kodo, The Way of Fragrance
Maureen Bird
Melody Cornell
Miho Lindley
Naomi Fluglem
Obara & Company Chartered Accountants
Patti Kagawa
Rose Oishi
Royal BC Museum
Silk Road Tea
Susan Ikeda
Susan Kurushima
Tracel Carolsfield
Vancouver Island Bonsai Club

BRONZE Level Sponsors


Amy Kawano
Blenkinsop Valley Golf Centre
Boa
Bon Sushi (Royal Oak)
Buckerfield’s Feeds & Pet Supplies (Saanich Store)
Carole Smith
Chikara Sushi Restaurant
Cheryl Groulx
Debbie Janes
Gardens at HCP
Geoffery Lucas
Golden City Restaurant
Greg Hooper
J&J Wonton Noodle House
Japanese Village Restaurant
Jasmine Restaurant
Joanne Hurley
Kathy Harris
Ken Watai
Koto Japanese Restaurant
Kuma Noodle Japan
Lynn Thomson
Mie Desjardin
Milestones Grill & Bar
Mina Shoda (Cultured Happiness) miso
Mount Doug Springs
Munro’s Books
Nana Spence
Noodle Box
Pacific Shiatsu
Peninsula Coop Food Centre
Picnic (coffee shop)
Pieta Van Dyke
Qoola Froozen Yogurt Bar
Rieko Gurney
Rockn’ Rolls Modern Sushi
Russell Nursery
Sen Zushi Japanese Restaurant
Shiki Sushi
Shirley & Bruce Gorle
Shizen Sushi Japanese Restaurant
Susan Reid
Sushi Plus Restaurant
Sushi Time Express
Tammoe Yoneno
Taste of Tokyo
Tharani Balachandran
The Next
The Pedaler Cycling Tour
The Roost Farm Centre
Uchida Eatery/Shokudo
Uni Nami Farms
Valerie Watanabe
Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre (Cannor Nursery)
Yaeko Yamada
Yoshi Sushi Japanese Restaurant

Category: Cultural Fair