After the excitement that was Powell Street Festival, get ready for
TAIWANfest Kanpai Japan!
TAIWANfest is celebrating its 28th year in Vancouver this summer, as well as our second year of the Dialogues with Asia series where we feature a cultural dialogue between Taiwanese and a different Asian culture. This September they will be featuring the connections between Taiwan and Japan, themed under "Kanpai, Japan!" Their programming includes visual arts, culinary arts, music, performing arts, storytelling, workshops, and activities with artists coming from Japan and Taiwan as well as across Metro Vancouver. The great thing is that by presenting these stories in the context of a cultural dialogue between Japan, Taiwan, and Canada we are able to provide content in a fresh perspective for Vancouver audiences.
This year, TAIWANfest will be in Downtown Vancouver along Granville Street and at VAG Plaza, QE Theatre & Plaza, Vancouver Playhouse, and some other nearby venues on Labour Day weekend, September 2nd - 4th.
For more, visit www.taiwanfest.ca
Japanese Canadian Artist Directory
Are you an artist? Submit your profile to the new online Japanese Canadian Artist Directory! Not an artist? Browse the profiles of over 300 artists in all disciplines, and spread the word so more will join. Submitting a profile is free, and a great way to share your work with the nationwide Japanese Canadian community. Visit http://japanesecanadianartists.com/ to check it out.
The Powell Street Festival Society is proud to present this resource in partnership with the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (Toronto) and the National Association of Japanese Canadians.
Image credits: Clockwise from upper left: Inner Structure by Kazuo Nakamura, 1955; NESTING (detail), ink sketch using brush and twig, 11” x 16”, Tsuneko Kokubo, 2016; Sumida River by Denise Fujiwara; Tsuneko Kokubo by Paul Gibbons; C•osmos•is Series 1 by Aiko Suzuki, 1987; Judges, by Shizuye Takashima, ca.1964; Chant, Nobuo Kubota, 1986; Jesse Nishihata. Logo by Lotus Miyashita.
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Two round trip tickets to Japan & J-station Credit: Japan Airlines, Maple Fun Tours, Kami Insurance, JTB International
Hapa Izakaya Private Dinner for Six
Forage Inside Package from Listel Hotel and Forage Restaurant
Fun at the Festivals Package (Queer Film Festival, Vancouver New Music, Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver Writers Fest, Vancouver International Dance Fetstival)
Tickets to the Vancouver Opera
Vancouver Book Pack
Natural Living Book Pack
A Night Out at the Cinematheque
Leigh Ann Shoji Lee
Eight Tickets to Vancouver Canadians
Art Book Pack
Subscriptions for Vancouver Shinpo, The Bulletin, and Geist Magazine
Gift Basket from Republica Coffee
Nina Inaoka Lee
Foodie Book Pack
One Year Family Membership to Museum of Anthropology
Subscriptions to Vancouver Shinpo and The Bulletin
Memoir and Identity Book Pack
$10 for Sunrise Market and $50 for Fujiya
$20 for Sunrise Market and $50 for Fujiya
Subscriptions to The Bulletin and Geist Magazine
$40 for Sunrise Market and Gift Certificate for a Cake at Cadeux Bakery
Subscription to Geist Magazine & Stationary Package for Regional Assembly of Text
Custom T-Shirt from BLIM
Package of Powell Street Festival Merchandise
THANK YOU AGAIN TO ALL OUR FESTIVAL SPONSORS, FUNDERS, AND SUPPORTERS!
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS
Hapa Collaborative, Transcendence Foundation, Kami Insurance, Shinobu Homma, Kikuye Komori, Grace Thomson, Kiyo Goto, Lenita Wong, Gordon Kadota, Anonymous, Gary Kuromi, Miko Hoffman, Maple Fun Tours, Barbara Pulling in memory of Richard Masahiro Shinde, Colin Chan, Shirley Peerenboom, Al Pasternak, Axel Starck, Colin Yakashiro, Cynthia Kay Patton, Leslie Uyeda, Pacific Fresh Produce Distributor, Figure 1 Publishing, Blim, Arsenal Pulp Press, Konbiniya Japan Center, Daiso, Aburi Restaurants of Canada, Benny’s Foods, Cartems Donuterie, FreshPoint Vancouvuer, Opus Art Supplies, Pure Float, Cadeaux Bakery, Fujiya, Geist Magazine, Hapa Izakaya, JTB International, Vancouver International Dance Festival, Listel Canada and Forage and Timber, Museum of Anthropology, Queer Film Festival, Regional Assembly of Text, Republica Coffee, Sunrise, The Cinematheque, Vancouver Canadians Professional Baseball Club, Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver New Music, Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Shinpo, Vancouver Writers Fest, Glico, Real Canadian Superstore, T & T Supermarket Inc., Parallel 49, The Bulletin, Diane Kadota, John Endo Greenaway, East Van Graphics, Lookout Society and the Getaway, Oppenheimer Park Staff, The Wise Hall, Abaton, Med Tech, Vancouver Buddhist Temple, Yoshio Arai, Julien Fagnan, and ALL of our dedicated volunteers, coordinators, staff, Board Members and alumni!
For information on the various Community Events that PSFS supports and/or thinks that might be of interest to you, please click here
Do you have a Japanese Canadian or Downtown Eastside community related event? Powell Street Festival Society is pleased to offer our community partners the opportunity to submit their own special events. We will publicize suitable events and activities. It’s our little way of saying thank you for your hard work in our community! Send us via Community Event Submission Form.