VNCS Cultural Outreach Program
The mandate of the VNCS Cultural Outreach Program is to help promote the awareness of Japanese culture in the greater Victoria community. We strive to achieve the goal by providing the community with a variety of fun and educational Japanese cultural activities through hands-on workshops, lectures and presentations. Please contact us if you are interested in our service. After assessing your needs, we will be able to help you set up sessions you are looking for either by the VNCS directly or connecting you with suitable cultural groups that meet your expectations.
The attached is the application form for us to assess your interest and needs. Please fill it out in detail and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org We will contact you as soon as possible!
Cheers from the Cultural Outreach Team!
Mieko Fedrau, Hitomi Harama, and Tomoko Okada
Come enjoy a bowl of udon noodle and catch up with fellow VNCS members!
We will also have some fresh vegetables from Umi Nami Farm and Miso and Amasake from Miso, Ya!
Date: Saturday, April 29th
Location: Quadra Village Community Centre (901 Kings Rd)
Free for all VNCS members
Please RSVP by April 19th to email@example.com
A Right To Remain
Join filmmaker Greg Masuda for a screening of “A Right To Remain” followed by Q&A and discussion.
“The Right To Remain”, a CBC documentary, looks at the Downtown Eastside residents and the fight to save the community from development. Started as an idea five years ago, Greg Masuda accumulated over 300 hours of footage. He says “’The Right to Remain’ is a culmination of my entire career as a filmmaker. As a Japanese Canadian, I could not resist participating in the advocacy for the Downtown Eastside community as it looked down the barrel of the real estate industry in the second most expensive city in the world.”
Once known as “Japantown”, this area was home to thousands of Japanese Canadians before World War II.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
University of Victoria
Free and open to the public
“The Legacy of Japanese Canadian Redress: A Reflection/An Assessment”
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
4:30 pm | David Strong Bld C116
With Roy Miki, GG award-winning poet and leader of redress movement.
Dr. Miki will offer an assessment of the legacy of redress including a comparative look at Japanese Canadian redress and the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.
Free and open to the public
VNCS Membership Renewal
It’s a small amount, but collectively it helps pay for the operation of the VNCS.
We were hoping to have the online membership payment facility available by now, but it is taking a bit longer so you will have to pay the old way by writing a cheque payable to VNCS and mailing it to:
Membership – Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society
4401 Tremblay Drive
Victoria BC, V8N 4W6
If you are new to the VNCS then please include a membership form which can be obtained at http://www.vncs.ca/resources/VNCS_Membership_Brochure.pdf.
At the VNCS Annual General Meeting on Sunday, February 5, 2017 the membership elected this year’s Board of Directors. Below is a list of the successful candidates.
President: Tsugio Kurushima
Vice President: vacant
Treasurer: Ken Watai
For more information including board photos and biographies visit the Board of Directors page here: http://www.vncs.ca/wordpress/about-the-vncs/vncs-board-of-directors/
2017 Nori Tori
The annual Nori Tori will take place on Sunday, February 12, 2017.
For information and map, please contact Bradley Kurushima at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sus Tabata has once again invited participants to his cottage after the nori tori for a potluck dinner.
Cinema Kabuki in Vancouver
Sunday February 19, 2017
Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
88 West Pender Street, 3rd Floor, Vancouver
Kabuki Theatre in high definition on the big screen. Direct from Japan — Subtitled in English.
Details, synopsis, trailer, and tickets can be found here.
Workshops to learn Kimono and Japanese Culture in February, 2017.
Call 250-384-6542 to register at Cook Street Village Activity Center (380 Cook St #1)
2017年2月Cook Street Village Activity Centre (380 Cook St #1) にて
In this global community, more people seem to enjoy Japanese influenced style, fashion and food on a daily basis. Even though going to Japanese restaurants or eating sushi seems to be common fair here in Canada, Japanese cultural matters are not very well known or understood yet. Through these kimono and Japanese culture workshops, we can learn traditional Japanese customs and basic Japanese social manners.
世界の様々な文化が混ざった 社会であるカナダでは、 日本の影響を受けたスタイルやファッションや食べ物はすでに多くの人々の日常的な暮らしに溶け込んでいます。日本食レストランへ行って寿司を食べるなどは誰もがしていることですが、日本文化が正しく理解されているか、は まだまだこれからのように思われます。日本の伝統文化やマナーは着物を着る文化と深く繋がっている という視点から、このワークショップは企画されました。日本の伝統的慣習や文化を考える機会を作ってみませんか？
The instructor/lecturer is Hitomi Harama, Kimono and Japanese culture specialist.
Two types of workshops are:
1) 6pm-7:30pm, February 9th (Thursday), 2017, at the cozy lounge with a fire place.
An informative talk session about history of kimono and the kimono related Japanese cultural matters, including PowerPoint presentation and some kimono demonstration.
2) 10am-11:30am, February 17th and 24th (Friday), 2017
Two consecutive classes to learn how to wear traditional Japanese Kimono.
We will learn basics of wearing kimono together with protocols of kimono coordination. Students bring their own kimono to practice. For those who don’t own kimono but would like to take these classes, please contact “email@example.com”—rental kimono may be available.
The session fees are:
1) $5 for CSVAC members & $7 for non-members
CSVAC CSVAC 会員は$5、一般は $7
2) $8 for CSVAC members & $10 for non-members ($16 & $20 for two consecutive classes)
CSVAC 会員は$8、一般は $10 （2回クラス分、$16 と＄20)