The twenty first Annual Japanese Cultural Truthful takes its sake, track, tea ceremony and extra on-line Saturday.
This yr’s free truthful is a three-hour reside on-line present combining pre-taped vignettes and reside performances, all highlighting Victoria’s Japanese neighborhood.
“As a substitute of bringing everybody to the Esquimalt Rec Centre, this yr we’re bringing a mix of reside performances, cultural talks, and pre-recorded tales into folks’s properties with our Digital Truthful,” stated Tsugio Kurushima, president of the The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society (VNCS) that presents the occasion. “We’re providing up an thrilling mix of tradition, conventional arts, and native historical past and the facility of video means we are able to provide nearer appears to be like than ever earlier than.”
The present contains Uminari Taiko Japanese drumming efficiency; a Japanese Tea Ceremony; an Ikebana flower association demonstration; presentation on the kimono and its seasonal variations; Kamishibai “paper play” storytelling; and luxuriate in Minyo conventional music efficiency.
Interviews embody one on the dispossession of Japanese Canadians within the Nineteen Forties and one the place viewers be taught in regards to the new VNCS Heritage Neighborhood.
Foodies can learn to put together and luxuriate in daikon (Japanese radish); all about maki (rolled) sushi and a sake query and reply session a sommelier
There may be additionally a digital public sale providing an pleasant solution to donate and assist assist the present.
“There’s loads of time to vote within the provincial election earlier than or after the present, so I encourage everybody to tune in at vncs.ca,” Kurushima stated. “All of us on the Society are wanting ahead to sharing conventional Japanese hospitality with the neighborhood despite the fact that we’re on-line.”
The free competition streams on-line at vncs.ca on Saturday, Oct. 24 from midday to three p.m.
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