Sakura Days Japan Fair is presented by the Japan Fair Association of Vancouver  (JFAV), the all-volunteer organizing committee of this two-day event, as part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. For up-to-date information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

UPDATED: April 16, 2021

Vancouver’s annual family-friendly Japanese cultural festival will go virtual this year on Saturday April 17 & Sunday April 18. Enjoy online presentations of performances and workshops by familiar Japan Fair artists, presented in partnership with the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival and with the support of the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver.

NEW for 2021 – A chance to purchase sakura-themed products crafted by our favourite Japan Fair artisans, and exclusive Japan Fair merchandise in limited-edition “lucky-bag” fukubukuro packages – All sold out!

2021 Virtual Workshops (Free registration required):

  • Apr 18 Zoom Singing Workshop and Performance by Vocal Coach Ko (Banana Bread) – REGISTER HERE!
  • Apr 17 Zoom Calligraphy Workshop and Life of Sakura Performance by Kisyuu – Workshop Full

2021 Schedule of Cultural Performances and Demonstrations (in PDT)
Day 2 Videos (Videos will become live following the schedule below)

  • Video links will become live following the schedule below:
  • Saturday, April 17
  • Sunday, April 18
11AM  Opening & Welcome 11AM  Opening & Welcome
12PM  Banana Bread Concert 12PM  Spring Ocean Breathing by Shaku Ra
1PM  桜花縷々 (OUKA RURU), Sakura Forever Poetry by Soramaru Takayama
2PM  Tea Ceremony Demonstration by Urasenke Tankokai Vancouver Association 1:30PM J-pop Odottemita -踊ってみた- and songs from Ensemble Stars by BOYiSH7
3PM  Dancing Alone but Together by TomoeArts Students 2PM How to Sing Japanese Songs – Sakura Edition Workshop with Ko (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
4PM  Wagashi (Art of Japanese Sweets): Sakura Nerikiri Demo with Wagashi Coordinator Misae Ogishima 4PM Life of Sakura by Japanese Calligrapher Kisyuu
7PM  Japanese Calligraphy Workshop with Kisyuu (REGISTRATION REQUIRED) 4:30PM  Closing

Day 1 Videos

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Immerse yourself in Japanese culture, food and art – participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, try some Japanese festival food, wear a yukata, sample premium sake, learn new Japanese games and crafts, watch cultural performances and take part in an Ondo parade.  Don’t miss the hands-on workshops and try your hand at calligraphy, origami and other Japanese arts and crafts. Discover a wide variety of vendors and exhibitors featuring local Japanese food, craft, and businesses. 
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Video Credit: Frank Pan

Programs subject to change.

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