Step into a world where poetry converges with art in our Haiku Exhibition, featuring a collaborative masterpiece crafted by talented artists inspired by the winning haiku of the previous year. Since 2006, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s Haiku Invitational has celebrated global poetic expression, drawing 16,000+ haiku submissions from over 40 countries. Judged by esteemed haiku poets, the competition spans six categories: Best Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, United States, International, and Youth, alongside Sakura Awards and Honourable Mentions.
In this exhibition, we proudly showcase winning haiku through commissioned pieces by Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Japanese-Canadian artists. Join us in this unique celebration, where the delicate beauty of words converges with the boundless creativity of artistic expression.