1928-2018-2108 EMERGING HERITAGE FAIR       
Happy 90th Birthday! JAPANESE HALL
Heritage Fair 1 – 4pm | Performances 7 – 9pm
“Seeds of Justice, Seeds of Hope” Celebrating the past 90 years to leap 90 forward!
Admission by donation.

Pre-register for evening performances!

Afternoon Heritage Fair                                                   
1:00      Vancouver Okinawa Taiko – led by Masami Hanashiro
             Opening – congratulatory messages
1:30      Story of the School: “Why we’re here today”
Dr. Eiji Okawa – former LOI researcher, history professor
1:45     Feature artist: Shoichi Nejime ねじめ正一
Group Poetry Workshop in Japanese & English
Shoichi is an award winning poet & children’s author & novelist from Tokyo. Winner of the Naoki Prize & was the first champion of “Poetry Boxing” Popular books:「あいうえお おにぎり」Wagamama Imouto
2:30 Coffee Break
2:45     “Edible Roots” book talk by Tonari Gumi Learn about Japanese Canadian food heritage
3:00     Themes of Dispossession of Japanese Canadians
Landscapes of Injustice grad student talks
3:15     Suitcase Project talk – ‘My family heritage’ Kayla Isomura
3:30     Highway Legacy Sign Project & Tashme Museum slideshow

Ryan Ellan, Tashme Museum, Japanese Canadian Legacy Committee

Evening Heritage Performances (free but pre-register)

7:00     Feature: Sawagi Taiko & Tzo’kam
All-women Japanese drum group & Lil-wat performance group
Award-winning Dalannah Gail Bowen
Songs from the DTES Community Play:In the Heart of a City
Nejime Shoichi & Sora poetry performance, from TASAI
Swing Jazz Family Music & Dance with Angela Verbrugge Jazz!