Date & Time
Aug 1 2020 2:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for our LIVE online Telethon August 1, 2020 from 2pm to 7pm! Hosts Tetsuro Shigematsu and Yurie Hoyoyon will take us on a fun and heart-warming journey, presenting live performances, messages from festival vendors and friends, and opportunities to express your support for Powell Street Festival in its 44th year. Drop in and stay for a while! Tune in to our website with your family and friends to experience the spirit of the festival right from your home!
The program features taiko drumming from the rooftop of the Vancouver Japanese Language School, a Giving Ceremony to honour our connection to the Powell Street neighbourhood, a physical-distance-respecting Paueru Mashup dance, and performances from several local Japanese Canadian artists. Interspersed throughout the day, we’re bringing the festival’s sounds, excitement, and sumo to you through “Spirit of Nihonmachi”, a 35th Powell Street Festival anniversary film by Greg Masuda.
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