Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Powell Street Festival
As we all know the Japanese - both immigrants and Canadian born - have had to deal with many hardships yet have stuck it out and thankfully flourished. And the first Powell Street Festival was honouring the fact that after a hundred years they are still here.
Matsuri is the Japanese word for festival and these festivals are usually sponsored by a local temple or shrine although they can be secular as well.
I am not sure what the Osaka Ball was but, as you can see, the line up shows it must be popular.
If you've remembered to bring some money with you, you won't starve. And food is not that expensive. I like to walk around the park and see what is being sold and then chose the one I want to try. One thing and that way I won't end up being too full and not able to walk home.
A yo-yo water balloon. A different idea I would say and looked like fun. A person had to fish them out of the bin of water with a hook on a string - much like a fishing rod.
I hope you find the beauty around you.
Karen Magill,Japanese, Vancouver,Powell Street Festival,matsuri,Spam Sushi,History,Sunrise Soya