Kumidaiko grew out of both festival drumming and the more religiously-focused temple and shrine drumming but is inexorably infused with elements of jazz. As the story goes, Oguchi was sought out after a piece of written music was found in an old miso warehouse owned by one of his relatives.
Keith Fukushima’s Ride to Remember Like so many Lower Mainland residents, Keith Fukushima and his sister Tanis would look forward to visiting the Fair...
Jodaiko bring a very passionate, empowered performance to the stage. In addition to Tiffany Tamaribuchi, this year’s line up included Kristy Oshiro, Susan Tanabe, Eileen Kage and Leslie Komori.
by Mary Kitagawa We are very disappointed to learn that the Asian Canadian Studies minor course is not being offered at UBC this September....
Both Cathy and Ruth, along with many others in the community, played key roles in getting first New Sakura-so and then Nikkei Home built and functioning, with each residence serving a much-needed role in the community.
Papulkas is proud to have a South Asian team in the tournament and the quality of players they have on their roster. He has received inquiries from a Guyanese team, a Lithuanian team and teams made up of Filipinos and Australians.
As part of the City’s master plan to transform the Park into a greener, more active, year-round destination, HPC and PNE staff met May 15th to pick sites for signs commemorating four buildings remaining from the Internment marshalling period
Kibatsu is a Japanese word denoting a person or thing that is, by ordinary standards, unusual or unconventional—and beginning June 6, the Powell Street...
A quartet comprised of Naomi Sato (sho) and local Japanese musicians Yuriko Nariya (koto), Kozue Matsumoto (koto) and Minoru Yamamoto (shakuhachi) will perform a concert of traditional Japanese music and contemporary Japanese/Canadian compositions.
Eileen Kage might just be one of the busiest taiko players in the business. Vancouverites have seen her on-stage with Uzume Taiko, Sawagi Taiko, and LOUD, but in Brief Encounters 19, they’ll likely see her as they’ve never seen her before.
Everyone is invited to attend and share stories of life pre-1942 when approximately 25 Japanese Canadian families employed in the fishing industry lived in the area before being forcibly removed and relocated. They lived in row housing, on BC Packers land on Celtic and Deering Island
This ambitious drama takes up where Imamura Shohei’s acclaimed 1983 feature The Ballad of Narayama left off. In a small village, tradition dictates that the elderly are taken up a mountain and left there to die at age 70, but suppose the women of the village defy their fate?