Festival Highlights

Sake Tasting Seminar
(ages 19+, photo ID required)

The SAKE Association of BC, consisting of nine sake distribution companies, will host an enjoyable and educational sake tasting seminar, where you can experience different varieties of sake and learn about this traditional Japanese beverage. Do not miss this opportunity!

To join this seminar, please pre-register at the sake seminar desk in front of the tasting room, as space will be limited to 30 seats per session. Advance selling starts at 12pm. 
Starting times:  2pm & 4pm
Seminar duration:  approx. 1 hour.  You will experience 5 different varieties of sake.
Seminar fee:  $20 Matsuri Dollars


Hello Kitty Sand Picture and other workshops
To celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary, here at Nikkei Matsuri we are presenting a Hello Kitty workshop for the first time. Please come and visit us in the Kaede room (210) on the 2nd floor.
At the workshop children can make their own sand pictures.
It is recommended for kids over 6 years old and it will take about 20-30 minutes to create them. The finished sand pictures will be put in a paper frame and it is yours to take home. The cost is $5 in Matsuri Money for one picture.

Other workshops on the second floor include Yukata Kitsuke by Satsuki-kai dance group

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