Family Festival

Saturday and Sunday
February 15 & 16 


📚Japanese Book Sale | 古本市📚


Browse and discover thousands of Japanese books, manga, CDs and DVDs! The widest selection of used Japanese books in Metro Vancouver! There will be a small section of English books too! Come and enjoy browsing through an ample selection of books. Come and browse through tables of treasures! Please bring your own bags.

Venue: Lobby, Intergenerational Room (105) and Tsubaki Room (200)

🗾Japanese Culture Corner | ニッポン庵🗾



Learn to play with a traditional Japanese toy, Kendama, colour and craft a fan (Uchiwa), or try making some beautiful flowers with Origami papers during the Family Festival! Fun for all ages.

Venue: Matsu Room (201)

🎮Games | ゲームコーナー🎮


Have you ever experienced virtual reality? Well, now's your chance! Make sure to stop by the second floor landing, where Telus will be presenting virtual reality games for all ages to try out!! Come try your hand at other family-friendly games, too, and win some prizes!

Venue: 2nd Floor Landing

🎩Magic Show | 手品🎩


Don't forget to witness the incredible magic acts of local magician, Magic Joji! This special guest performance will only be held ONCE, Saturday at 1pm, so don't miss it!!


🌎Kamishibai | 紙芝居🌎


Be inspired! Enjoy a Kamishibai, Japanese theatre-style storytelling, by team Earth Ojisan and learn how to be eco and earth-friendly. Feel free to come in anytime to try some hands-on activities during the open hours! The team Earth Ogisan will teach children at a young age (and adults!) to be environmentally aware, so that you can build lifelong habits that could potentially make a dramatic difference in the future of the earth. 

Saturday, February 15 and Sunday
2pm-4pm | Kamishibai at 2:30pm & 3:30pm

These fun activities and resources are brought to you by team Earth Ojisan, inspired and adapted by the Japanese picture book, Earth Ojisan.

Venue: Kaede Room (210) - Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

🎨 Sand Art Workshop | サンドアートワークショップ 🎨


Create your unique sand art creation with various decoration pieces that you like! During the workshop, you will be given a glass cup, which you will then fill up with colourful sand! Fun for all ages.
Saturday, February 15
Sunday, February 16

$20 and up + depending on the decoration pieces that you use

Venue: Kaede Room (210) - Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

Register today to secure your spots and pay on site!

Join us for this child-friendly craft workshop at the Book Sale!

🎬 Movie | 映画 🎬


Modest Heroes | 小さな英雄 -カニとタマゴと透明人間-

PG | Animation, Adventure, Family | August 2018 (Japan)
Studio Ponoc, the new animation studio founded by two-time Academy Award®-nominee Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There) and featuring many artists from the venerable Studio Ghibli, made an immediate splash with their acclaimed debut film Mary and The Witch’s Flower, a 2017 Animation is Film selection. The studio returns to the festival this year with Modest Heroes, an ambitious collection of three thrilling tales created by some of the greatest talents working in Japanese animation today.

Venue: Events Hall