The first weekend in August, Vancouver will be welcoming back the Powell Street Festival. Bringing back Japanese music, culture and food, this year’s festivities will be delightful and entertaining.
During the 1920’s the Powell street area was an economically popular neighbourhood of the Japanese-Canadian community, and still is influencing our city more than 60 years after its social destruction. The perseverance of this community through non-profit organizations like Atira Womens Resource Society and Carnegie Hall Community Centre, have proven how strong its people can be.
Since 1977 the Powell street music festival has been celebrating Canadian & Japanese Art and culture in many spaces around the east side of Vancouver. On August 1st and 2nd, you can catch sumo wrestling, martial arts, and a creative range of live performances.
For the foodies bring a healthy appetite and indulge in the many vendors like Japadog; who bring together a western staple blended with a Japanese touch or Benkei Ramen; serving ramen noodles in traditional miso broths. This year at The Buddhist temple booth (not to be missed) they will be serving up corn on ...