Powell Street Festival 2016

A photographic review of the colorful events & sights of one of Vancouver's longest-running community arts festival in Metro Vancouver, the 2016 Powell Street Festival (July 30 & 31, 2016) @ Oppenheimer Park.  The Powell Street Festival, celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year, showcases Japanese-Canadian history, community, and, arts & culture. 

Chibi Taiko drummers.

Chibi Taiko drummers.

Artist Miki Dare @ www.mikidare.com

Artist Miki Dare @ www.mikidare.com

EMZ Artworx @ www.emzartworx.com

EMZ Artworx @ www.emzartworx.com

Kyudo 'the way of the bow', is the modern Martial Art of Japanese Archery.

Kyudo 'the way of the bow', is the modern Martial Art of Japanese Archery.

Origami 101.

Origami 101.

Bamboo Calligraphy.

Bamboo Calligraphy.

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Tug of War.

Tug of War.

Shito Ryu Karate demonstration.

Shito Ryu Karate demonstration.

Three finger push ups.

Three finger push ups.

Artistic representation and public dialogue regarding displacement of peoples.

Artistic representation and public dialogue regarding displacement of peoples.

The tiny threads that make up a community.

The tiny threads that make up a community.

Onedeko-Gumi.

Onedeko-Gumi.

Onedeko-Gumi (Demon Dance) performers.

Onedeko-Gumi (Demon Dance) performers.

Onedeko-Gumi (Demon Dance).

Onedeko-Gumi (Demon Dance).

Urasenke Tea Ceremony.

Urasenke Tea Ceremony.

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Bonsai.

Bonsai.

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangment.

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangment.