Emerging Heritage Fair - Evening Performances

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Japanese Hall

475 Alexander Street

Vancouver, BC V6A 1C6


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Happy 90th Japanese Hall!

Admission by donation. Pre-register for evening performances!

Celebration partner: Heart of the City Festival

Program Guide

Afternoon Heritage Fair

1:00 Okinawa Taiko Group - led by Masami Hanashiro

Experience the colourful and life-pulsing performances of Okinawa culture.

Okinawa became a part of Japan in 1972 when the US Occupation Forces ceded it to Japan. It

Opening - congratulatory messages

1:30 Story of the School: ‘Why we’re here today’

Dr. Eiji Okawa - former LOI researcher, history professor

1:45. Feature artist: Shoichi Nejime ねじめ正一

Group Poetry Workshop in Japanese & English

Shoichi is an award winning poet & children’s author & novelist from Tokyo.

Winner of the Naoki Prize & was the first champion of "Poetry Boxing”

Popular books: 「あいうえお おにぎり」”,Wagamama Imouto”

2:30. Coffee Break

2:45. “Edible Roots” book talk by Tonari Gumi

Learn about Japanese Canadian food heritage

3:00. Themes of Dispossession of Japanese Canadians

Landscapes of Injustice grad student talks

3:15. Suitcase Project talk - ‘My family heritage’

Kayla Isomura

3:30 Highway Legacy Sign Project & Tashme Museum slideshow

Ryan Ellan, Tashme Museum, Japanese Canadian Legacy Committee

Evening Heritage Performances (free but pre-register)

7:00 Feature: Sawagi Taiko & Tzo’kam

-All-women Japanese drum group & Lil-wat performance group

Award-winning Dalannah Gail Bowen

-Songs from the DTES Community Play:In the Heart of a City

Nejime Shoichi & Sora poetry performance, from TASAI

FINAL: Swing Jazz Family Music & Dance with Angela Verbrugge Jazz!

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