The 43rd Annual Powell Street Festival
August 15, 2019
At the opening ceremonies, Consul General Hatori commended the organizers for staging Vancouver’s longest running community arts festival year by year and for their contribution to greater understanding of Japanese culture.
Among the featured performers from Japan was the musical group Ensemble Liberta, bringing the traditional sounds of the koto and shakuhachi to the festival.
A display booth set up by the consulate general featured the therapeutic AI robot seal, Paro, and provided visitors with information about Japan and various programs.