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Nikkei Matsuri Returns this Summer with Mini Matsuri – September 4 & 5, 2021

The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (NNMCC) is excited to bring “Mini Matsuri”, a scaled back version of Nikkei Matsuri, to the community on September 4 and 5, 2021. 

Nikkei Matsuri is Burnaby’s authentic family-friendly Japanese festival. It is one of Canada’s largest Japanese festivals celebrating arts, culture and heritage, and has been bringing the community together at Nikkei Centre for the last 8 years. The NNMCC adapted to public health restrictions in 2020, and this year is no exception. 

Mini Matsuri is about bringing a bit of the spirit of Nikkei Matsuri to Burnaby this summer. It’s a family-friendly event,  set to feature some festival favourites such as a marketplace with local vendors and artisans, cultural performances, Japanese-style games, museum exhibits, and a variety of local eateries and food trucks. The NNMCC will adapt the Mini Matsuri experience to adhere to all public health restrictions – more details to come. Be sure to follow Nikkei Matsuri on social media or check back here for the latest updates!

“Let’s re-connect with each other, and feel the community spirit while celebrating Japanese culture” says Louise Akuzawa, Chair of Nikkei Matsuri organizing committee.

Mini Matsuri is just one of the many ways the NNMCC is working to fulfil its mission to honour, preserve, and share Japanese culture and Japanese Canadian history and heritage for a better Canada. All proceeds from Mini Matsuri will support the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.

Stay tuned for more!