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2019 Special Performers from Japan


- Keita Kanazashi, Taiko (Japanese Drum)
- KiKi, Tsugaru Shamisen





Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Month: April 4 - April 28, 2019
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10th Sakura Days Japan Fair:
April 13 & April 14, 2019
(One of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Month Events)

Note

- No pets allowed.
- Parking is very limited, please TravelSmart. www.translink.bc.ca
- This event is wheelchair accessible.
- Many vendors are cash only.  ATM on site.


Early bird discounted tickets on sale online until 11:59pm PDT April 12, 2019. Online tickets will also be available for purchase on the day of the event, but at the regular price.

Buy Advance Tickets Online >>
This is a rain or shine event. NO REFUNDS.

10th Sakura Days Japan Fair will be held on April 13th and 14th, 2019


Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden
                5251 Oak Street (37th & Oak), Vancouver, BC  Map >>
Date: Sat., April 13 & Sun., April 14 , 2019
Time: 13th 10:00am - 6:00pm, 14th 10:00am - 5:00pm
How To Get There:
FREE and safe bicycle parking provided by @TheBicycleValet
(location will be on 37th & Oak St.)
or
SkyTrain: Oakridge-41st Avenue Station
Buses: 17, 41, 43


Event Map & Schedule PDF
SDJF Event Map & Schedule Sat.
Sat. Map & Schedule
(PDF 1.5 MB) >>
SDJF Event Map & Schedule Sun.
Sun. Map & Schedule BW
(PDF 1.4 MB) >>



Event Overview

Event Overview >>

Saturday April 13
Classroom in Visitor Centre

Tea Ceremony Demo by Urasenke Tankokai Vancouver Association
12:15 (Demo #1)
1:15 (Demo #2)
2:15 (Demo #3)
3:15 (Demo #4)
4:15
(Demo #5)

Tea Ceremony Note:
- PAID EVENTS
Cash Only
$5/participant

(ticket sales starts at 10:00, outside of the Classroom)

- 20 people/session, approx. 30 minutes/session
- tickets only available on the day that the tea ceremony is taking place (ie, you can only get tickets for Sunday's ceremony on Sunday)
- ticket sales starts at 10:00 and ends when that day's allotment is gone

Tea Ceremony Demo Sun. 14th




Woodland Room in Visitor Centre

Sake Tasting Salon by Sake Association of BC
Participating companies:
D Way Beverage, Jizake Japan, PureSake 4U, YK3 Sake Producer
11:30 - 5:30
Sake Association of BC will showcase a variety of sake

PAID EVENTS
Cash Only
Price: sake flight (3 samples) $6, sake by the glass $6, sake flight with snack $9, snack only $3

Sake Talk: 1:30 and 3:30
Focus on sake basics and food pairing. Door prizes. KAMPAI with a glass of sake!

  • Need to be 19 or older for tasting
  • 2 pieces of ID (one with photo) will be checked & waiver must be signed
Sake Salon Sun. 14th





Atrium Discovery Room in Visitor Centre

Ikebana Display by Vancouver Ikebana Association
10:00 - 6:00



Japanese Craftsmanship (KENYUKAI) Tent

Build your own Kazaguruma (Pinwheel) for kids! Live demos & activities by the Japanese Craftsman from the Kenyukai (Japanese builder's association).
All Day




Children's Tent
10:00 - 6:00
Origami, Kendama, Paper Craft, Uchiwa Decoration (Saturday only), etc. One uchiwa is free for a child.




Yukata Dressing

11:00 - 5:30
Sign up to try on a traditional Japanese yukata, and pose for photos to remember your day at #SDJF



Japanese Garden Display

by Vancouver Japanese Gardeners Association
All Day



Cherry Stage (near Cherry Grove)

10:40 - 11:20 ..... Dahaza / Bushido
11:30 - 11:50 ..... NAV Chorus
12:00 - 12:20 ..... Opening Ceremony: Speeches and Kagamiwari
12:20 - 12:30 .....Vancouver Rakuichi Shishimai Lions Dance
12:35 - 12:55 ..... Otowa Ryu Japanese Dance Group
1:05 - 1:35 ..... Vancouver Eishin Ryu Iaido Club
1:55 - 2:35 ..... FEATURE: KiKi and Keita Kanazashi (from Japan)
2:55 - 3:10 ..... Sakura Singers
3:20 - 3:45 ..... Daikagura by Michiyo Kagami
3:55 - 4:15 ..... Koto Meets Violin
4:30 - 4:50 ..... Yoko Sonoda and Friends
5:00 - 5:20 ..... Go Taiko
5:30 - 6:00 ..... FEATURE: SDJF Ondo & Parade

FEATURE: SDJF Ondo & Parade (Sat. 13th Only)

"SDJF Ondo" is a special Japanese traditional dance which was created for the 10th SDJF anniversary.

Music: Yoko Sonoda
Lyrics: Ryoko Minegishi
Choreography: Yayoi Hirano



Upper Lawn
Stamp Rally
10:00 - 6:00 ..... Find all ten stamp rally stations around the garden. Answer a trivia question at each station to receive a stamp.

Show your full stamp card at the Great Lawn Information Booth to get a prize! Special prize for the first ten to complete. Secondary prize for the next 500* *while supplies last



Experience Japan Tent

12:00 - 1:00 ..... MiniComi Art Market
1:15 - 1:35 ..... Terra Kendama

1:50 - 2:20 ..... ShootingStar Idols
2:30 - 2:55 ..... Daikagura by Michiyo Kagami
3:10 - 3:30 ..... Terra Kendama
3:45 - 4:15 ..... BOYiSH7

4:30 - 5:00 ..... Seishun Youth Academy



Haiku House

Haiku House presented by Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd.
All Day ..... Ongoing workshops and activities
1:00 - ..... Haiku Rocks Workshop
3:00 - ..... Haiku Readings
3:30 - ..... Haiku Walk
4:00 - ..... How to Haiku Workshop


Food and Beverage
10:00 - 6:00




Vendors and Exhibitors
10:00 - 6:00



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Sunday April 14
Classroom in Visitor Centre
Tea Ceremony Demo by Urasenke Tankokai Vancouver Association
11:30 (Demo #1)
12:30 (Demo #2)
1:30 (Demo #3)
2:30 (Demo #4)
3:30 (Demo #5)


Tea Ceremony Note:
- PAID EVENTS
Cash Only

$5/participant
(ticket sales starts at 10:00, outside of the Classroom)

- 20 people/session, approx. 30 minutes/session
- tickets only available on the day that the tea ceremony is taking place (ie, you can only get tickets for Sunday's ceremony on Sunday)
- ticket sales starts at 10:00 and ends when that day's allotment is gone





Woodland Room in Visitor Centre
Sake Tasting Salon by Sake Association of BC
Participating companies:
D Way Beverage, Jizake Japan, PureSake 4U, YK3 Sake Producer
11:30 - 4:30
Sake Association of BC will showcase a variety of sake

PAID EVENTS
Cash Only
Price: sake flight (3 samples) $6, sake by the glass $6, sake flight with snack $9, snack only $3

Sake Talk: 1:30 and 3:30
Focus on sake basics and food pairing. Door prizes. KAMPAI with a glass of sake!

  • Need to be 19 or older for tasting
  • 2 pieces of ID (one with photo) will be checked & waiver must be signed





Atrium Discovery Room in Visitor Centre
Ikebana Display by Vancouver Ikebana Association
10:00 - 5:00




Japanese Craftsmanship (KENYUKAI) Tent
Build your own Kazaguruma (Pinwheel) for kids! Live demos & activities by the Japanese Craftsman from the Kenyukai (Japanese builder's association).
All Day




Children's Tent
10:00 - 5:00
Origami, Kendama, Paper Craft, etc.



Yukata Dressing
10:00 - 4:30
Sign up to try on a traditional Japanese yukata, and pose for photos to remember your day at #SDJF



Japanese Garden Display
by Vancouver Japanese Gardeners Association
All Day



Cherry Stage (near Cherry Grove)
10:45 - 11:10 ..... Shorinji Kempo
11:20 - 11:50 ..... TomoeArts
12:00 - 12:20 ..... 50+
12:40 - 1:00 ..... Onibana Taiko
1:15 - 1:35 ..... Banana Bread
1:50 - 2:10 ..... Kisyuu & Nori - Japanese Calligraphy & Taiko Drumming
2:25 - 2:40 ..... KANATA
2:50 - 3:00 ..... Tenrikyo Joyous Stars
3:20 - 4:00 ..... FEATURE: KiKi and Keita Kanazashi (from Japan)
4:15 - 4:30 ..... Toshiko Ezaki
4:40 - 5:00 ..... Vancouver Okinawa Taiko



Upper Lawn
Stamp Rally
10:00 - 5:00 ..... Find all ten stamp rally stations around the garden. Answer a trivia question at each station to receive a stamp.

Show your full stamp card at the Great Lawn Information Booth to get a prize! Special prize for the first ten to complete. Secondary prize for the next 500* *while supplies last




Experience Japan Tent
11:00 - 12:00 ..... MiniComi Art Market

12:15 - 12:45 ..... Natsu Heroes
1:15 - 2:15 ..... Shakuhachi Shinobue Workshop
2:35 - 3:05 ..... Seishun Youth Academy
3:15 - 3:30 ..... Baton Twirling Team KAEDE
3:50 - 4:50 ..... Kisyuu Japanese Calligrapher




Haiku House
Haiku House presented by Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd.
All Day ..... Ongoing workshops and activities
11:00 - ..... Haiku Readings
12:30 - ..... How to Haiku Workshop
1:00 - ..... Origami Haiku
3:00 - ..... Haiku Walk



Food and Beverages
10:00 - 5:00




Vendors and Demonstrations
10:00 - 5:00



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Our Vendors

Food Vendors
  • Artisan SakeMaker at Granville Island
    kombucha, hotchada/amazake, icecream, apple yuzu juice, sake casu
  • HATCHAN
    takoyaki, pop, water
  • JAPADOG
    hotdogs, Shaked Fries, Poutines, Yakisoba, Age Ice, Chips, Drink (pop)
  • Japanese Crepe SASUKE
    crepe (strawberry, banana, half & half, apple cinnamon, Japanese luxury)
  • Jeggs
    Okonomiyaki, green tea
  • KOYUKI SAPPORO RAMEN IZAKAYA
    Yakisoba, karaage, takoyaki, onigiri
  • Potato san
    Deep fried spiral shaped potato with Japanese style sauce and seasoning
  • Taka Catering Inc. (Benkei Ramen)
    ramen (shoyu, shio, miso, spicy miso)
  • Teriyaki Boys
    teriyaki rice bowl (chicken, beef, tofu), yakisoba
  • TMK Conceot Enterprises Inc. (gyoza king)
    rice burger, gyoza, mochi, Souffle Pancake
  • TSUJIRI Chaho (Formerly: ICHIYO's Matcha Bar)
    Matcha Latte, O Matcha Parfait, Yuzu O-Matcha, Yuzu Hojicha, O-Matcha Ice Blended, Matcha Soba
  • Vancouver Mikoshi Sakurakai Society
    Curry rice, green tea, sakuramochi w/ red bean paste
  • Wakwakbuger
    burgers (teriyaki, cheese teriyaki, okonomi, regular, cheese, chicken, cutlet), fries, "okopote", Korean style cheese corn dog
  • Windbell Motorcycle
    jaga batter (steamed potatoes with butter)
  • ZAKKUSHI GROUP
    yakitori-don (rice bowl), yakitori, tebasaki karaage (chicken wing)



Other Vendors/Displays
  • Art Cards by Valerie
  • Atelier Eli
  • Baker & Table Cafe
  • Beads Ya
  • Beauty Secrets of Japan
  • Canadian College of Shiastu Therapy
  • Chado tea house ltd
  • CIBC
  • COCONAMA CHOCOLATE
  • Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver
  • Craftology
  • Floriea Design Studio Inc
  • Japanese Fabric Creations SHINO
  • JETAABC
  • Kanadell
  • Kanatani Trading Ltd.
  • Karet
  • Kiku Wellness -Holistic Wellness Centre-
  • KimonoLove
  • KIZUNA ACCESSORY
  • Mikari/kimono fashion & Jewellery
  • Minori Takagi
  • Mom's Care Natural Handmade Soap
  • Mysgreen
  • Nikoniko Home Care
  • PAC WEST KIMONO
  • PAPER FOR YOU
  • SASAKI ART GALLERY
  • Siamurai Apparel
  • Tea Lani
  • Terra Kendama
  • The Japan-Canada Chamber of Commerce
  • Tonari Gumi (Japanese Community Volunteer Association)
  • TSUEN TEA INTERNATIONAL LTD
  • UBC-Ritsumeikan
  • Vankoji Foods Ltd.
  • Wren Creation