Japan Fest 2023 (July 22)

Japan Fest – July 22

The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society and Fudo Japanese Restaurant present Japan Fest 2023 on Saturday, July 22nd at the Broadmead Village Shopping Centre. This summer matsuri will run from 2 – 5 pm in the courtyard outside of FUDO. Enjoy

  • Savoury Japanese food – Spicy Scallop rolls, Kabocha korokke and Wakame salad,
  • Cultural performances by Uminari Taiko, Furusato Dancers, Kenzen Karate, a Minyo band and the Soran Youth Dancers,
  • a Raffle,
  • Things Japanese table and
  • Kakigori (Snow cones)

Mark your calendar so that you don’t miss Japan Fest 2023!

Japan Fest is BACK July 23!

Japan Fest is back!  It will be held on Saturday, July 23 at the Broadmead Village Shopping Centre from 3 to 5 PM, in the courtyard by the fountain.  This summer matsuri (Japanese Festival) is a joint collaboration between the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society and FUDO Japanese Restaurant.

Enjoy Japanese cultural performances by:

  • Uminari Taiko, Vancouver Island’s premier Japanese drumming ensemble:
  • Furusato Dancers displaying traditional folk dancing; and
  • the Soran Youth Dance Ensemble who will present contemporary Japanese dances.

Savour delicious Japanese festival food prepared by FUDO:

  • Spicy Scallops rolls;
  • Deep fried korokke (kabocha squash); and
  • Seaweed salad

There will be a raffle for prizes donated by the merchants of the shopping centre.

Proceeds from this event will help the VNCS support its cultural programs and groups.  It will allow the VNCS to fund  community initiatives such as the recently opened Gorge Park Pavilion and the restoration of Japanese gravestones at the Ross Bay Cemetery.  It will support the VNCS grant program which provides up to $500 in funding to other organizations or individuals who promote Japanese culture.

Come early to secure a good vantage point.  If the 2019 turnout is any indication, there will be a good turnout.  Japan Fest is free, a safe outdoor event and family friendly.  Don’t miss it!


Japan Fest 2019

Save the date – don’t miss our second annual Japan Fest on Saturday, July 27th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM!

Experience the taste and culture of Japan at Japan Fest on July 27, 2019 at the Broadmead Village Shopping Centre. Enjoy powerful Japanese drumming by Uminari Taiko, graceful Japanese folk dancing by award winning Furusato Dancers and savour delicious Japanese cuisine provided by FUDO Japanese Restaurant.

FUDO will be providing a special $7 snack menu. This event is a family friendly FREE event that will run from 3:00-5:00 PM in the court yard outside of FUDO.