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Arts & Crafts Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Koinobori painting was one of the new hands-on workshop offered at the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival this year. Participants were invited to paint on a scale, or write a haiku, to contribute to the Koinobori Installation.

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The table was all set for the 16 participants who registered to the painting session at Kerrisdale Community Centre.

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Participants were greeted with examples of previous paintings lining up the wall of the South Room.

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Participants took their seat, then started to mix paint.

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It was amazing to see so much creativity.

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While participants finished their artwork, I browsed through the pile of finished paintings produced during previous workshops.

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The Koinobori Installation, sponsored by Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. in partnership with the Powell Street Festival,  will be displayed at Sakura Days Japan Fair on April 8-9 2017. About 150 scales will cover the carp’s giant wooden structure.

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Come see the finished installation at Sakura Days Japan Fair on April 8-9 2017!

 

 

 

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