2012 VNCS Japanese Cultural Fair (Saturday, October 20th)

2012 VNCS Japanese Cultural Fair Poster

The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society

proudly presents

The 13th Annual (2012) Japanese Cultural Fair

Saturday, October 20th
Esquimalt Recreation Centre
10:00AM TO 4:00PM

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 and aikido. Enjoy performances by Uminari Taiko, the Furusato Dancers, Satomi Edwards (Koto), the VJHLSS Children’s Dance Group and Choir and many more!

New for this year:

  • We’re very excited to have potter Harumi Ota joining us. Ota-san will be providing pottery demonstrations in the Kids Room (Senior’s Centre) as well as an activity for kids.
  • “Light Up Nippon” a documentary film will be shown in the Kanaka Room at 12:45 and 1:45 (running time is 30m). The film is being provided by the Consulate General of Japan (Vancouver).
  • Food Ticket Sales will still be in the Jubilee Hall HOWEVER this year pickup of food (Sushi, Manju, Bentos etc) will be in the Bullen Perk area.

2012 VNCS Japanese Cultural Fair Floor Plan

2012 VNCS Japanese Cultural Fair Floor PlanClick for the image for a larger version

2012 VNCS Japanese Cultural Fair Program

Time Slot



10:45 – 11:10 Tea Ceremony #1 – Nagomi Tea Circle PIONEER B
11:15 – 11:40 Taiko Performance #1Uminari Taiko JUBILEE
11:45 – 12:10 Koto Performance #1 – Satomi Edwards PIONEER B
Bonsai Demonstration #1Vancouver Island Bonsai KANAKA
Rakugo (Japanese Story Telling) – Michael & Natsuki Abe KIDS
12:15 – 12:40 Aikido DemonstrationSanShukan Aikikai JUBILEE
Ikebana Demonstration #1 – Michiko Seguev PIONEER A
12:45 – 1:10 Soran Bushi & Youth ChoirVictoria Japanese Heritage Language School JUBILEE
"Light up Nippon" – Documentary Film KANAKA
1:15 – 1:40 Tea Ceremony #2 – Nagomi Tea Circle PIONEER B
Bonsai Demonstration #2Vancouver Island Bonsai KANAKA
1:45 – 2:10 Bon Odori Dance – Furusato Dancers JUBILEE
"Light up Nippon" – Documentary Film KANAKA
2:15 – 2:40 Kendo DemonstrationVictoria Kendo Club JUBILEE
Ikebana Demonstration #2 – Michiko Seguev PIONEER A
2:45 – 3:10 Koto Performance #2 – Satomi Edwards PIONEER B
Kimono Dressing – Mitsuko Uranaka & Tomoko Okada KANAKA
3:10 DOOR PRIZE DRAW #2 & Silent Auction Bidding Closes JUBILEE
3:15 – 3:40 Taiko Performance #2Uminari Taiko JUBILEE
3:45 – 4:00 Raffle & Volunteer Prizes JUBILEE

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.

BusThe following bus routes access the Esquimalt Recreation Centre:
For more more information please visit the BC Transit website here: www.bctransit.com.


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 financial supporters. ARIGATOU!


2012 PLATINUM Level Sponsors

Diversity Reporter
Fujiya Japanese Foods
Koji Hayashi


2011 GOLD Level Sponsors

Joyce’s Kimono Closet


2012 SILVER Level Sponsors

Barry Obara
Aiko Sutherland
Barry Obara
Black Press
Campus Acura
Campus Honda
Campus Infiniti
Campus Nissan
Chiyeko Takasaki
Jack & Elizabeth Watanabe
Jim Nishiyama
Judith Pratt
Metro Lexus Toyota
Midge Ayukawa
Miho Lindley
Obara & Company
Pieta Van Dyke
Rose Oishi
Saunders Subaru
Silk Road Aromatherapy & Tea Co
Starbucks Coffee Co.
Think Technology Solutions Inc.
Tsugio & Susan Kurushima
Vancouver Island Bonsai Club
Zen Floral Studio


2012 BRONZE Level Sponsors

Akemi Sushi
Amy Kawano
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Bento Nouveau
Bon Sushi
Brentwood Bay Nurseries Ltd.
Butchart Gardens
Cannor Nursery
Cargo & James Tea
Carole Smith
Chikara Sushi Restaurant
Deb Shepherd
Glendale Gardens & Woodlands
Grace Kamitakahara
Henry Shimizu
I-Kyu Noodles
InterCultural Association of Greater Victoria
Japanese Village Restaurant
Jasmine Restaurant
Junko Hicks
Kaz Japanese Restaurant
Ken & Haruko Kadonaga
Kissako Green Tea Café
Koto Japanese Restaurant
Koto Japanese Restaurant
Meriko Zielinski
Milestones Grill & Bar
Muse Winnery
Patti Kagawa
Rocky Mountain Soap Co.
Russell Nursery
Sen Zushi Japanese Restaurant
Shiki Sushi
Shima Sushi
Shizen Sushi Japanese Restaurant
Sushi Plus Restaurant
Taste of Tokyo
Uchida Eatery/Shokudo
Yokohama Japanese Restaurant
Yoshi Sushi Japanese Restaurant