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Tsugaru Shamisen Concert @ Orpheum Annex
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver is proud to present the ‘Traditional Japanese Rhythm on Three Strings – Tsugaru Shamisen Concert, as part of the 125th anniversary of the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver, on August 29th at 7pm at the Orpheum Annex.

The concert features the prominent Tsugaru Shamisen artist Hiroshi Yamaguchi with guest guitar artist Yujiro Nakajima.

Hiroshi Yamaguchi began his musical studies at the age of 4 with his father Koji Yamaguchi.  He first studied Tsugaru Shamisen under the tutelage of Katsuhiro Chiba and began placing and winning national competitions at a young age.  In 2001 he completed his graduate degree from the Department of Traditional Japanese Music at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.  He has performed for high profile audiences such as playing Tate Shamisen for the Imperial Prince, Mikasanomiya Takahito.  Hiroshi has done extensive international tours including Austria, Canada, China, Croatia, Germany, Korea, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam, the U.K. and the U.S.

The concert is open to the public and is free of charge.  Seats are limited.  Reservation to is required.

Nikkei Matsuri @ Nikkei Centre
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – Aug 31 @ 8:30 pm

Nikkei Matsuri: Burnaby’s family-friendly Japanese festival in the heart of Metro Vancouver

On August 30 and 31, Nikkei Place hosts the second annual Nikkei Matsuri, Burnaby’s family-friendly Japanese festival in the heart of Metro Vancouver. The grounds at Nikkei Place, on the corner of Kingsway & Sperling, will be transformed, transporting you into an authentic Japanese festival experience. Attractions include dynamic cultural performances, children’s games, delicious food from an array of Japanese themed vendors, cultural displays, and activities for family fun.

Sake Tasting at Nikkei Matsuri @ Nikkei Centre
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Sake Association of BC will be hosting 4 sake seminars over the course of 2 days at the Summer Festival at Nikkei Place this Labour Day long weekend, as a part of fund-raising efforts for the organization and introduction to Japanese Food Culture.
They are offering four sessions over 2 days (2-3pm and 4-5pm on Aug 30 and Aug 31) and tickets are $20. They can be reserved through email and on-line (details below.)  Tickets will be distributed at the reception desk outside the seminar room one hour before the start of the session.
BC州日本酒協会(Sake Association of BC)が日系センター「夏祭り」のファンドレイジングイベント並びに日本食文化の紹介の一環として、日本酒セミナーを開催致します。
今週末の830日と31日の両日に合計4回開催。日本酒専門家による英語のセミナーで5銘柄の日本酒の試飲が含まれています。 チケットは一枚$20、所要時間は約一時間です。
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質問等ございましたら、 までお問い合わせ下さい。

JETAABC Baseball Viewing BBQ @ Scotiabank Field – Nat Bailey Stadium
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The JET Programme Alumni Association of British Columbia and the Yukon (JETAABC), in collaboration with the Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver, is proud to announce its 2014 Baseball, BBQ, and Fireworks Extravaganza in celebration of the Consulate’s 125th anniversary in British Columbia

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