Virtual Fair – Performance Line Up

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Watch the Japanese Cultural Fair Virtual Edition right here on the VNCS website on Saturday, October 24th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time). Below is the performance schedule line up. Please note that as this is a live broadcast event…times may not be exact.

Virtual Edition – Performance Line Up

Hour One

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Uminari Taiko (12:05)

The fair opens with Uminari Taiko and the thunder of Japanese drums. Vancouver Island’s only taiko drumming ensemble their name translates as “roaring sea” – the sound of the crashing waves and the silence in between – a tribute to the drums and our windswept island.
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Tea Ceremony (12:30)

Chado Urasenke Tankokai Victoria Association – Urasenke style traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, the Way of Tea, has been taught by Mrs. Mito since 1998. Her group will demonstrate the casual Chabako style, which has a box containing all the utensils and is suitable for outdoor gatherings where the guest can enjoy a bowl of tea outside.
Urasenke Chado Tradition

, VNCSIkebana Demonstration (12:50)

Sensei Michiko Segeuv will demonstrate Sogetsu Ikebana flower arranging through four different arrangements with dried and fresh plant materials and Ikebana containers. Seguev is a certified Sogetsu Ikebana School teacher who trained in Tokyo and has been teaching for 20 years.
Sogetsu Ikebana

Hour Two

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Interview with special guest Jordan Stanger-Ross (1:10)

Jordan Stranger-Ross will talk about UVIC’s Landscapes of Injustice project, its successes, and its next steps highlighting the dispossession of
Japanese Canadians in the 1940s. The project’s Director and an associate professor of history, he is the author of several award-winning publications.
Dr. Jordan Stanger-Ross

, VNCSKimono and its Seasonal Differences (1:25)

Hitomi Harama, a specialist of Kimono and Japanese culture, will introduce the Kimono, its culture, and its 1,300-plus years of history. Though it ceased being daily wear for Japanese people around 1940, it is at the heart of Japanese culture and embedded with deep cultural matters.
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, VNCSSake Q&A with Shino (1:35)

Shino Yamashiro is from Okinawa and Sake sommelier and manager at Ené Raw Food + Sake Bar. She will answer viewer’s questions about sake and give us suggestions on paring sake with various food. Send in your questions to info@vncs.ca for your chance to win 1 Sake Flight Free!
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, VNCSEnjoying Daikon (Japanese Radish) in your Kitchen and Garden (2:00)

Umi Nami Farm
Learn about some tasty, fresh and healthy ways to enjoy daikon (Japanese radish) with Heather from Umi Nami Farms. Located in Metchosin since 1996, they specialize in year-round organic vegetable and fruit production, used by some restaurant chefs in town + have a box program.
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Hour Three

, VNCSKamishibai Story Telling (2:10)

Yuri Pomeroy
Kamishibai or “paper play” is a form of Japanese street theatre and storytelling popular during the Depression of the 1930s and the post-war period in Japan until the advent of TV. Yuri Pomeroy, the founder of JLC Victoria pre-school, will read two classic stories. Great for the kids!
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Interview with special guest Natsuki Abe (2:25)

Natsuki Abe will join the Virtual Fair to talk about the recently formed VNCS Heritage Community that she chairs and share its goals. She is a research assistant on UVIC’s Landscapes of Injustice project that focuses on the dispossession and forced sale of property owned by Japanese Canadians.
Natsuki Abe

, VNCSMaking Maki (Rolled) Sushi (2:30)

Lynn Howard-Gibbon, a sushi chef at Sen Zushi since 2005, will demonstrate how to make popular sushi rolls such as Futomaki and California rolls easily at home. Lynn lived in Japan from 1994 to 1999 and is active in the Japanese community, including Urasenke Tankokai (tea ceremony).
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Minyo (2:50)

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 five and won numerous awards in Japanese traditional competitions in Japan.

, Virtual Fair – Performance Line Up, VNCSUminari Taiko Finale (3:00)

The roar of the Japanese drum will close out the virtual fair with a second, unique performance by Uminari Taiko.
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