Hip'pu Pop'pu: celebrating contemporary Japanese Canadian culture
Oppenheimer Park, 400 Powell Street &
Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E. Cordova Street
The Powell Street Festival is the largest Japanese Canadian festival and the longest running community celebration in Vancouver! Come enjoy traditional and contemporary Japanese Canadian performances, including taiko drumming, sumo wrestling, martial arts demos, folk and modern dance, alternative pop/rock/urban music, visual arts, film/video, as well as a fantastic array of Japanese food, crafts & displays. Festival programme guides available soon around town.
FESTIVAL WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS
Taiko extravaganza featuring several local taiko groups ? Contemporary dance by Mariko Tanabe (Montreal), Aretha Aoki and Kokoro Dance ? HUNTED: a theatre production inspired by the art and stories found in Japanese comic books ? Musical guests Harry Aoki Ensemble, Sharon Minemoto, Wabi/Sabi, and the Blankket (Toronto) ? Traditional Japanese tea service ? Historical Walking Tours of the Powell Street area ? Yugo: a hiphop fusion project featuring DJs, MCs, graffiti art & more ? Literary Series featuring Kim Moritsugu (Toronto), Gerry Shikatani (Toronto) & Craig Takeuchi ? Eye & Ear, There & Here: a screening of music videos from Canada, the United States and Japan ? Remaking the Master's Tools: Pop Culture in Contemporary Short Film and Video ? Taiko Workshop for Children & Youth
Added by taikotea on May 4, 2005