BLOOM: The Superlative Artistry of Japan - Preview Party

Savour an afternoon of Japanese artistry, entertainment, matcha tea service, light refreshments, and a no-host bar.

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Tickets: $35
NNMCC members: 20% off. Use your apply your Eventbrite discount code during checkout.
Dress Code: Japanese inspired

Join us on Saturday, November 4, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, as we open the doors to a world of Japanese beauty. This event promises to be an afternoon of cultural immersion and sensory delight, at a time when Culture Day (bunka no hi 文化の日) is celebrated in Japan.

The Superlative Artistry of Japan exhibit includes a cohesive collection of work from a variety of art genres, showcasing technical prowess, unique expressions, and captivating concepts. It combines elaborate Meiji era (1868-1912) pieces with traditional kogei (arts and crafts) that left a profound impact on the 19th-century Japonism movement in Europe. Additionally, the display features contemporary works of exceptional artistry, along with toy figures and meticulously crafted food samples, all of which underscore a profound dedication to craftsmanship.

Enjoy the tranquility of Japanese tea service, including handmade manju and an authentic bowl of matcha tea. Wagashi master Eijun Mitsubori from Japan will make a special appearance to demonstrate the artistry of creating exquisite Japanese sweets. 

Browse and bid on carefully curated silent auction items showcasing Japanese cuisine, arts, and cultural experiences that will transport you to the heart of Japan, all while supporting the work of the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.

Reserve your ticket today to partake in an afternoon immersed in culture!

『超絶技巧の日本』展 オープニングレセプション










Silent Auction Preview

More items will be up for bid on event day!

Thank you to our supporters

Admission to The Superlative Artistry of Japan exhibit is free of charge, thanks to the generous contributions by the following supporters:

BC Arts Council
Japan Foundation
Akiko Gomyo
Yoshiko Karasawa
Louise Akuzawa & Ron Kruschen

NNMCC is grateful for your support in sharing Japanese culture with all those who visit Nikkei Place, and is committed to making the upcoming exhibits in 2024 also free to access.

Event Supporters

Kotonone Kai (箏乃音会)

Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society

NNMCC Auxiliary

In Kind Sponsors

Kimono by Fumiko

Manto Artworks

Yoshiko Godo