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Nikkei Matsuri

Hosted by the Consul of the Vancouver Explorers Group
Culture & Entertainment
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 03 Sep 11:00 - 17:00

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Protected content is a Japanese festival held at the Protected content on the Saturday and Sunday of the Labour Day Weekend. Free activities take place outdoors in the garden and indoor activities costing about $3 admission include a Game Zone, Matsuri Marketplace and performances.

Protected content and the festival runs from 11 am until 7 pm on both days.

TIP: While you’re there, be sure to try some of the Japanese festival food! Okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancakes) and takoyaki (fried octopus) are two of our favourites!

Parking & Transportation

Limited parking is available at the Protected content for $10 per day and can be reserved in advance through the Protected content website, although for Protected content spaces sold out well before the event day. Limited day parking is also available on site on event day.

Guests are encouraged to take public transit and a free festival shuttle is available most years betweenProtected content with departures every thirty minutes between about 10 am and 7 pm
Sunday, September 3rd

11 am – Chibi Taiko: a children’s Japanese drumming group
2 pm – Jive Jive Kimono Fashion Show
3:20 pm – Vancouver Okinawa Taiko
5:10 to 7 pm – Matsuri Start Talent Search
There are also tea ceremony demonstrations on the Sunday at the following times: 12 to 1 pm, 1 to 2 pm and 2 to 3 pm