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Apr 09, 2022 10:00 - Apr 10, 2022 17:00
VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street

Sakura Days Japan Fair celebrates all things Japan, from Japanese food, performances, to arts and culture. Most activities will take place out of doors, with selected vendors, tea ceremony, and experiences to take place indoors. Look forward to taiko drumming, theatre performances, woodworking demonstrations, and a renewed Japanese Garden display, just to name a few!

2023 Applications Open Soon
  • Food Vendors: We are looking for local vendors who can provide Japanese food & drinks. Traditional, festive, and fusion foods are welcome.
  • Cultural Performers: We accept applications from local professional and community performers celebrating Japanese arts and culture in a variety of disciplines.
  • Selling & Non-Selling Vendors: We are looking for Japanese-Canadian owned small businesses or Japanese-Canadian led local organizations.

  • Children’s Stamp Rally (FREE): Visitors to the festival will have the chance to join the stamp rally. Five activity stations will be placed around the festival grounds, each with a game or activity to complete. Receive a stamp on your stamp rally card after completing an activity, repeat for all five stations, then show your full stamp card at the information booth to win a prize. There is a special prize for the first ten visitors to complete the stamp rally each day, then a secondary prize for the next 250!
  • Tea Ceremony Demonstrations at the Japanese Garden (FREE) Click here to learn more about nodate, open-air tea ceremony.

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture, food and art – participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, try some Japanese festival food, sample premium sake, learn new Japanese games, and enjoy cultural performances. Discover a wide variety of vendors and exhibitors featuring local Japanese food, craft, and businesses.

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Video Credit: Frank Pan

This year the Festival will celebrate the 2021 Winning Haiku with a Haiku Installation as part of SAKURA DAYS JAPAN FAIR with our Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. The intent of this installation is to connect the poems to the cherry tree and provide a unique way to experience and honour these winning haiku while featuring the work of three First Nations artists.

Photo Credits: Barry Yip, Gianell Campos (@gianellcampos), Kiran (@kgug.yvr). Please credit the photographer as listed in the photo.

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The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is delighted to present Sakura Days Japan Fair in partnership with the Japan Fair Association of Vancouver  (JFAV), the all-volunteer organizing committee of this two-day event. 

Programs subject to change.

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