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Urban Tea Merchant

Urban Tea Merchant window display March 2013

Since there are no blossoms yet at the Burrard skytrain station, you can do your cherry blossom viewing at this beautiful window display at Urban Tea Merchant (1070 West Georgia Street), just a block behind the Burrard station.

 

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Urban Tea Merchant always have nice store displays but this one really won me over with its origami cherry blossoms.

And, since you’re there, you might as well go in!  Here are some things you can do at Urban Tea Merchant:

 

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1) You can buy (or pick up) your pop-art umbrella to participate in the World Umbrella Dance.  (If you paid online, bring your paypal receipt).

 

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2) you can buy or sample cherry blossom tea. White Spring is a white tea with a hint of a cherry blossoms, but my favorite is called Sakura! Sakura! It’s a green tea with cherry blossoms in it. It’s sweet and delicious.

 

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3) pick up one of their beautiful color postcards featuring their Sakura! Sakura! tea.

On the back of the postcard, there’s a space where you can practice writing your haiku for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational:

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Submit your haiku to the VCBF Haiku invitational before June 3rd.

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Haiku

Haiku Invitational 2013

VCBF Haiku Invitational Winner 2012 - Best BC poem - Marianne Baharustani

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational will be accepting submissions from March 1st to June 3rd 2013.

Theme:
“Many many things they call to mind these cherry blossoms.” — Basho
What comes to your mind when you think about cherry blossoms?

Send us two haiku starting March 1st!

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Want to learn more about haiku?

On April 22nd 2013 at 6:30pm, VCBF is hosting a Haiku Workshop at the Vancouver Public Library (Alice McKay room)  featuring Michael Dylan Welch.

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Haiku

Haiku Invitational

2011 Haiku Invitational
Judge: an’ya

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2010 Haiku Invitational
Judge: Michael Dylan Welch

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2009 Haiku Invitational
Judge LeRoy Gorman

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2008 Haiku Invitational
Judges: Carole MacRury, Michael Dylan Welch, and Edward Zuk

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2007 Haiku Invitational

Judges: Carole MacRury, Michael Dylan Welch, and Edward Zuk

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2006 Haiku Invitational
Juges: Carole MacRury, Vicki McCullough, Michael Dylan Welch, and Edward Zuk

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Arts & Crafts Haiku

Playful Wind

Playful wind: a haiga by Annette Makino
Haiga by Annette Makino (www.makinostudios.com) used with permission

Annette Makino captured the playfulness of the wind in the cherry tree in this beautiful haiga painting.

A haiga is a brush and ink painting done to accompany a handwritten haiku.  Start by writing your own haiku, or get inspired by reading the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2012 winners, then illustrate it.

Share your cherry blossom haiga with u