Haru Matsuri – Spring Festival 2020

Posted on: December 6th, 2019
February 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Date: Saturday February 29 & Sunday March 1, 2020
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

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

Every year as we prepare for this issue of the newsletter it always seems too early to talk about Haru Matsuri. But with the early arrival of snow and extreme cold weather days, we may be anxious to celebrate with this traditional start to spring!!

As always, the JCCC and Kobayashi Hall will be colourfully and elaborately decorated to welcome spring’s arrival. Festival guests entering the JCCC will be greeted by an elaborate display of Hina Matsuri Dolls.

Haru Matsuri will feature an array of demonstrations by instructors of Japanese arts and crafts such as Ikebana (flower arranging), Bunka Shishu (embroidery), Sumi-e (brush painting), and Cha-no-yu (Tea Ceremony). The JCCC offers classes in all of these areas and you can sign up for our Spring programmes after trying each one. In addition, there will be many vendor booths selling a wide variety of products.
The JCCC’s martial artists will demonstrate the techniques of “The Way of the Warrior” through Aikido, Judo, Karate, Iaido, Naginata, Kyudo, Jodo and Kendo.

For entertainment, there will be odori (traditional Japanese dancing), taiko (Japanese drumming) and you can also enjoy the “tranquil” moments of a tea ceremony demonstration. Delicious Japanese cuisine will also be available in the food court.

So mark your new 2020 calendar as soon as you get it. With the leap year this year, we will be celebrating a little bit earlier on February 29 and March 1, 2020. Keep your eyes open for more information in the February issue of the newsletter. Then, gather your family and friends and come to the JCCC, and join us as we celebrate the arrival of Spring!

See below for the schedule: Entertainment, Martial Arts, and Tea Ceremony (Chado) Presentation!