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Victoria Cherry Blossom Festival

By Scott McDonald |

Victoria Cherry Blossom Festival

Experience the second annual Victoria Cherry Blossom Festival at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria!

This event is a collaboration between the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society (VNCS), The City of
Victoria, Haiku Arbutus, and The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Happening this Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, come out and enjoy the early cherry blossoms, Japanese cultural activities and refreshments.


Front Lobby
1:00 – 4:00  Kimono demonstrations with Hitomi Harama, Ume Silk Kimono Couturier
Sakura Stage, Mansion Lobby – MC Yvonne Blomer – Poet Laureate, City of Victoria
1:15                San Girls Pop Dance performance
2:00              Kamishibai storytelling with Wakana Takai-McLean
3:00              Poetry Open Mike (sign up from 1:00 – 3:00)

Centennial Gallery – Beyond the Edges Exhibition

1:00 – 4:00   Fukuwarai game
1:30 | 2:00 | 2:30 | 3:00 | 3:30 Haiku workshops with Terry Ann Carter (10 minute sessions)
Spencer Gallery – Mansion – Hands on art making activities
1:00 – 4:00   Sumi-e and calligraphy demos with Mike Abe
1:00 – 4:00   Haiku Arbutus
1:00 – 4:00   Origami
1:00 – 4:00   Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society with guests Gordon and Ann Lee Switzer
Kearley Gallery – Mansion – Refreshments
Admission is by donation.
Thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers who worked hard to make this event possible.