Monthly Archives: August 2017

Celebrating Japanese Culture

The Powell Street Festival was held in the section of Vancouver which was once called “Japan Town”, on the BC Day long weekend. All things Japanese were celebrated, including food stalls, taiko drumming, Bonsai and Ikebana displays. Two ikebana demonstrations were held each day in the Buddhist temple hall. I demonstrated Sangetsu style along with a new instructor So Jung. We created five arrangements with materials found in our surrounding gardens. The audience members seemed very interested in the results.