Haru Matsuri – Spring Festival 2018

Posted on: November 6th, 2017
March 3, 2018 – March 4, 2018 all-day

Spring Festival/HARU MATSURI 2018

Date:  Saturday March 3 and Sunday March 4, 2018
Family $16 (Max. 2 adults/2 youth),
Adults $7,
Children (5 – 16 yrs) $5,
Seniors (over 65) $5,
JCCC Members and Under 5 yrs FREE

In reviewing last year’s article, it is apparent that our weather this winter is not all that different from last year.  Freezing temperatures one week followed by a day or two of warmth the next and 5 cm of snow chased away by rain.  While the description of the weather may not have changed much, the extremes of the weather so far have been more pronounced this year with colder weather and more frequent snow.  Still, there is no better way to head into spring than to head to the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) on March 3 and 4, 2018!  The JCCC will be opening their doors to everyone as they celebrate a weekend filled with activities, entertainment and exhibits all associated with the many festivals celebrated across Japan in the Spring!!

Spring Festival/ Haru Matsuri will also include Japanese arts and crafts demonstrations such as Ikebana (flower arranging), Bunka Shishu (embroidery) and Sumi-e (brush painting).

The JCCC’s martial artists will demonstrate the techniques of “The Way of the Warrior” through Aikido, Karate, Judo, Jodo, Iaido, Naginata, Kyudo and Kendo.

For entertainment, there will be odori (traditional Japanese dancing) by JCCC traditional dance groups Ayame-Kai, Himawari Buyo Kai and Sakura-Kai, Koto and Shamisen by the Kiri Koto Ensemble and Taiko (Japanese drumming).  Japanese cuisine will also be available in the food court.

As always, the JCCC entrance will feature an elaborate display of Hina Matsuri Dolls.  For a small fee visitors can have the opportunity to dress in traditional costume then head on over to the display to take their own photos.

Gather your family and friends and come to the JCCC, and join us as we celebrate the arrival of Spring!

For further information, please contact the JCCC at 416 441 2345.