July 31, 2010

Powell Street Japanese Festival Rocks!

Yumi and I took in the Powell Street Festival in Vancouver today and had a blast. It gets better and better over the years. It's so wonderful to revive "Japantown" for at least a weekend each year. The Issei and Nissei ancestors who used to populate this area of Vancouver would be proud!

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The main stage

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Love this recycling banner done traditional Japanese style

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Bring on Sawagi Taiko - Canada's first women-only taiko group!

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And now, the thrilling, exhausting Mikoshi!

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Posted by Paul at July 31, 2010 08:42 PM