TAIKEN Field Trips

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Visit the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre to experience and learn about our shared history and culture through our many education programs! Meet Nikkei (Japanese Canadian) elders and artisans, learn about Japanese Canadian history and culture, and the integral lessons that we honour from our past, to educate the present, and inspire the future.

Explore over 100 years of Japanese Canadian history and culture. Learn from community members and elders, engage with our collections and museum exhibits, and participate in fun hands-on activities to learn about Japanese arts and culture, such as  Karate, Ikebana, and Kimono.

 

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historical experience

Grades 5 & 6

during the TAIKEN elementary historical  experience field trip students will explore the impact of internment on the lives of Japanese Canadians through three activities. Each activity will last 40 minutes, for a total of 120 minutes. One activity will allow students to engage with archival photos through an activity in our Taiken Exhibit.

SPECIAL for Fall 2017: gain more insight into the incarceration of 8,000 Japanese Canadians at Hastings Park while exploring and completing activities in our Hastings Park 1942 Exhibit.  

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cultural experience

Grades 4 – 7

the TAIKEN elementary cultural experience consists of three activities, 40 minutes each, for a total of 120 minutes. Students will explore the impact of the internment on the lives of Japanese Canadians, as well as participate in hands-on cultural activities.

One activity will allow students to engage with archival photos through an activity in our Taiken Exhibit, and the other two will explore cultural identity through two exciting Japanese cultural activities. Some activities may include Karate, Ikebana, and Kimono!

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social studies & social justice

Grades 8 – 12

the TAIKEN secondary field trip historical package consists of three activities, each 40 minutes in length. Students will examine the effects discriminatory government policies, investigate concepts of social justice and inequality. Students will engage with archival photos through an activity in our historical Taiken Exhibit. Upon request by the teacher, students will hear from a Japanese Canadian Speaker, who will share their Nikkei Experiences.

SPECIAL for Fall 2017: students will have the opportunity to gain more insight into the incarceration of 8,000 Japanese Canadians at Hastings Park while exploring our Hastings Park 1942 Exhibit

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Japanese second language

Grades 7-12

elements of the TAIKEN field trip program can be offered in Japanese to allow students to practice their listening skills, as well as gain confidence in speaking the language they are learning about. Students will tour our exhibit on Japanese Canadian history in order to learn about Nikkei communities in their country. Students will also participate in fun hands-on cultural activities that will educate them about Japanese traditions, and increase awareness about cultural practices.

 

Duration: 2 hours
Price: $8 (+tax) per student. Accompanying adults are free.

Times: Tuesday-Friday | 10:00am or 12:30pm

Minimum 6 / Maximum 60 students per Field Trip reservation.

Bento box lunches available for order!

Bento are Japanese style lunch boxes with an assortment of dishes that kids and adults alike enjoy! Lunch tables are provided when ordering Bento to be enjoyed after your TAIKEN Field Trip.

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For more information please contact Karah Goshinmon at learning[at]nikkeiplace.org or 604.777.7000 ext 110

TAIKEN Field Trip Reservation Form

Thank you for your interest in the Nikkei National Museum. To reserve your TAIKEN field trip, please provide us with the following information to inquire about a booking.


BOOKING DETAILS

  1. Programs are offered Tuesdays through Fridays
  2. TAIKEN Field Trip program is 2 hours in length.
  3. Cost is $8.00 +tax ($8.40) per student; an extended program morning & afternoon program (4.5 hours) is $12.00 + tax ($12.60).
  4. Accompanying adults and supervisors are free
  5. Programs must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
  6. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to start time.
  7. We require 2 weeks' notice for cancellations. For cancellations with less than two weeks notice, we require 50% of your invoice by the scheduled tour date.
  8. All cheques are payable to Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.
  9. See program description for further details.

  1. Sushi Bento are Japanese style lunch boxes with an assortment of dishes that kids and adults alike enjoy!
  2. Cost is $9.00 +tax ($9.45) per Bento.
  3. Bento do not include beverages.
  4. We are unable at this time to accommodate menu changes due to dietary restrictions.
  5. Your order will be included on your TAIKEN Field Trip invoice.
  6. If you would like to place your Bento order after you have booked the TAIKEN Field Trip, please submit Bento order a minimum of 10 days prior to your field trip.
  7. Please indicate the number of Bento A and Bento B that you would like to order below:

California Roll (crab)

Kappa Roll (cucumber)

Inari Sushi (soy bean & rice)

Potato Salad

Japanese Pickles

Yam Tempura Roll

Kappa Roll (cucumber)

Inari Sushi (soy bean & rice)

Potato Salad

Japanese Pickles