BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20110409T000000Z DTEND:20110409T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Saturday\, April 9\, 2011\n 12pm&ndash\; 3pm\n FREE\n 604.777.7 000\n<span style="color: #cc33cc\;">\n<span style="col or: #cc33cc\;"><span style="color: #cc33cc\;"><a href="http://www.nikkeipl"></a> \n A fun\, fa mily friendly event to enjoy all that spring has to offer.\n &nbsp\; \ n The National Nikkei Museum &amp\; Heritage Centre presents Celebrate Spring at Nikkei Centre! on Saturday\, April 9\,&nbsp\; 12pm to 3pm. Located at Nikkei Place in Burnaby with a beautiful Japanese Canadian garden\, this is a free spring event featuring Japanese<stron g> taiko</strong> and <strong>dance</strong> performances\, <strong>ki mono</strong> dress-up and sales\,<strong> tea ceremony</strong> \, make y our own haiku\, cherry blossoms\, kites\, and much more. \n &n bsp\; \n Enjoy a special Sakura Bento lunch. Food vendors with Jap anese tea and cakes will be on site. Shop for kimono\, Japanese fa shion accessories\, bonsai\, soap\, baby clothing\, furoshiki gift wraps\, and wood carvings. \n &nbsp\; \n Order your special < strong>Sakura Bento lunch </strong> for $12 in advance at 604.777.7000 \n &nbsp\; \n A new exhibition BLOOM &ndash\; an Asian Artist showcase opens at the Japanese Canadian National Museum. Explore the local talent. Some artists will be in attendance. A silent auc tion for these works will be held on April 30th. \n &nbsp\; \n <em >PROGRAM </em> \n 12:15pm&nbsp\; Chibi Taiko performance \n 1:30pm&nb sp\; Japanese dance by Otowa-ryu Dance Group \n 2:15pm&nbsp\; Ai kido demonstration \n &nbsp\; \n <em>ONGOING EVENTS </em> \n Tea Ceremony \n Kimono dress up and kimono sales \n Write you r own Haiku \n Origami \n Japanese kite making \n Cher ry blossom crafts \n Scavenger hunt \n Enjoy the beaut iful Japanese Canadian garden \n Asian Canadian Artist Showcase \n Special food and hand made craft tables \n Amazake tastin g \n &nbsp\; \n <em>VENDORS </em> \n CAKE-YA (cakes) | CHADO T EA HOUSE LTD. (teas) | Yumi Matsuda (manju) | Pac West Imports/Exp orts (kimono) | Beauty Secrets of Japan (soap) | Babymaci (baby cl othing) | HABA (Japanese cosmetics) | Hop Frog Pond (furoshiki gift wr aps)| Motoharu Imanishi (wood carving) | Valerie Gilbert (cards) | Chi eko Haraguchi (miniature bonsai) | Damien&rsquo\;s Belgian Waffle | Belen Embroidery | Twinkets (jewelry) | Kyoko Yamaguchi (jewelry ) | La Chocolaterie | NNM&amp\;HC Auxiliary | Artisan Sakemaker at Granville Island SUMMARY:CELEBRATE SPRING at Nikkei Centre URL:/en/events/2011/04/09/celebrate-spring-at-nikkei-centre/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR