july 2019

06jul12:00 pm6:00 pmTanabata Festival12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7Event Type :FESTIVALS

Event Details

When: Saturday, July 6 & Sunday, July 7
12pm-6pm (both days)
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Culture Centre

Other known as The Star Festival, Tanabata is a Japanese festival, which celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. Write your wishes on a tanzaku paper to share with the Tanabata constellations.

Enjoy the weekend festival with food & beverage vendors, garden activities for kids, a Japanese book sale, yukata dressing (summer kimono), movies in our very own cinema, and much more! Join us at the Nikkei National Museum & Culture Centre for a weekend of celebration and fun!

For more information, visit: https://centre.nikkeiplace.org/events/tanabata/
Or email: [email protected]

Movie details:

OKKO’S INN | 若おかみは小学生!
Doors 12:15pm | Movie 12:30pm
Prices: $6 GST NNMCC members, $8 GST non-members, $10 GST at the door
Synopsis: After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional Japanese inn built on top of an ancient spring said to have healing waters. The inn’s motto is that it welcomes all and will reject none, and this is soon put to the test as a string of new guests challenge Okko’s ability to be a gracious host.
Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/movie-screening-okkos-inn-tickets-62382592012?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

MIRAI | 未来のミライ
Doors 2:15pm | Movie 2:30pm
Prices: $6 GST NNMCC members, $8 GST non-members, $10 GST at the door
Synopsis: From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family.
Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/movie-screening-mirai-tickets-62377805696?aff=erellivmlt

Shoplifters | 万引き家族
Doors 4:45pm | Movie 5:00pm
Prices: $8 GST NNMCC members, $10 GST non-members, $12 GST at the door
Synopsis: After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them…
Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/movie-screening-shoplifters-tickets-62826098552?aff=erellivmlt

Facebook event page: https://bit.ly/2F7AvIr



Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre(604) 777-7000 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7

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