Haru Matsuri – Spring Festival 2019

Posted on: January 23rd, 2019
March 2, 2019 – March 3, 2019 all-day

Date:  Saturday March 2 and Sunday March 3, 2019
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

Each year it seems like we are barely experiencing true winter weather as we start the preparations for this event. But without the cold and snow, there would be no anticipation for the upcoming season. And, there is definitely no better way to head into spring than to visit the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) on Saturday March 2 and Sunday 3, 2019!

The JCCC will be opening their doors to everyone as we celebrate a weekend filled with activities, entertainment and exhibits all associated with the many festivals celebrated across Japan in the Spring!!

Haru Matsuri/ Spring Festival 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 arts 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, 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!