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Explore Japan – a Japanese Cultural Festival

On March 10th, 2018, at Harry Ainlay High School in Edmonton, AB, Explore Japan, a Japanese Cultural Festival, was co-organized by The Edmonton Japanese Community Association, the Edmonton Board of Education, The Alberta Japanese Teachers’ Association, and the Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary. In his opening remarks, Consul General Tanabe noted that though it is of course not possible to understand the entire culture of Japan in a mere day, he appealed to them to refine their cultural sensitivity and cultivate a tolerant heart towards people of different cultures through such firsthand cultural encounters.

Approximately 200 Canadian high school students from across the province of Alberta participated in a multitude of Japanese cultural experiences including Japanese drumming, a kimono & yukata try on, calligraphy, the tea ceremony, karate, and more, making for a treasured opportunity.




Posters at Harry Ainlay High School


Posters at Harry Ainlay High School


Consul General Tanabe's opening remarks


Consul General Tanabe's opening remarks


Students experiencing Japanese drumming


Students trying on Yukaka


Students experiencing Japanese calligraphy


Students experiencing Karate


Consul General Tanabe and the students experiencing the tea ceremony


Consul General Tanabe and the students experiencing the tea ceremony