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Japanese culture on display at festival

Janice (Ouchi) Buick and six-year-old twins Miya and Emi Nicolson invite the community to attend the Spring Festival at the Vernon Japanese Cultural Centre Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Jennifer Smith/Morning Star
Janice (Ouchi) Buick and six-year-old twins Miya and Emi Nicolson invite the community to attend the Spring Festival at the Vernon Japanese Cultural Centre Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
— image credit: Jennifer Smith/Morning Star

Japanese culture will be in full bloom as the Spring Festival fills Vernon’s Japanese hall Sunday.

The Vernon Japanese Cultural Society invites everyone to travel to Japan without leaving Vernon between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the hall.

“We’re going to showcase Japanese culture,” said Tammi Ikari, one of the event organizers.

The community is invited to check out Japanese arts and crafts on display (with some for sale), take in the judo or Japanese dancing performances, enjoy the tea ceremony, let the kids play some children’s games, make a memory in the photo booth, try your hand at calligraphy and origami or try your luck in the bucket raffle with prizes generously donated by local businesses.

“There will also be a sushi demonstration you can watch,” said Ikari, adding that there is also limited room for participation.

J-dogs and regular hot dogs will also be on sale.

The event is a fundraiser for parking lot improvements at the hall, which is located at 4895 Bella Vista Rd.

Admission for the event is $5 for adults, $2 for children or $10 for a family.

 

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