2017 Sakura Days – Japan Fair at VanDusen Botanical Garden

  On April 8 and 9, whimsical spring weather didn’t deter crowds from attending Sakura Days – Japan Fair where the Consulate booth greeted attendees with information about travel to Japan, scholarships, exchange opportunities, and a cultural display celebrating the cherry blossom season.

Opening remarks by Consul General Okai

Customary sake barrel opening ceremony

The traditional tea ceremony is served

Promoting one of Japan’s favourite drinks, sake

Japanese performing artists

Consul General Okai and Cherry Festival Director Linda Poole