Folklorama 2023 - Japanese Pavilion
Welcome to Folklorama 2023 - Japanese Pavilion Webpage! There are many exciting new changes, so please head to the Folklorama website to hear about all about it.
The Japanese Pavilion will run from August 13th to Aug 19th, 2023 at Petrus Hall.
This year, the Japanese Pavilion will remain at Petrus Hall after having such a successful year in 2022. We have made some changes in the way the pavilion will run so we should be better than last year. Petrus Hall is very easy to access and we have ample parking for everyone.
This year we are making several changes to our entertainment to include more Traditional Japanese entertainment that was requested by so many individuals. You will see traditional green tea ceremony and Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging). We will also have martial art demonstrations including kendo, karateand judo. The Aurora Japanese Dancersand Hinode Taiko will also join the exciting line up of performers this year. Our regular shows will continue to be 6:45, 8:15 and 9:45 pm throughout th
Showtimes are as follows:
Sunday Aug 13th - 6:45, 8:15 and 9:45
Monday and Tuesday - 6:45 and 8:15 only (NO 9:45 pm show)
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - 6:45, 8:15, and 9:45 pm shows
Saturday Aug 19th - 5:15, 6:45, 8:15 and 9:45 pm
Tickets to attend Folklorama will be available for purchase online by clicking the box below and following the links. You will still be able to buy your tickets at the door, but you can avoid general admission lineups and possibly being held back at sold-out performances by purchasing online up to one hour before show time (provided tickets are still available for that performance).
Meet our 2023 Japanese Pavilion Ambassadors
And Pavilion Greeter
Rhea Teranishi is a fourth generation Japanese Canadian or Yonsei. When Rhea is not working at her day job for Manitoba Pork, she enjoys participating in curling and soccer and attending Japanese Language classes. Since childhood, she has enjoyed many events hosted by JCAM including the JCAM Bonspiel, Donburi Lunches, children’s Christmas Party and volunteering at the Japanese Pavilion. Rhea is excited to be one of the Adult Ambassadors and looks forward to being one of the first faces you will see at the Pavilion.
Nicolai Kazuyuki Diaz Tsuzuki
Nicolai Kazuyuki Diaz Tsuzuki is 14 years old and a freshman at Oak Park High School/Pembina Trails Early Education Centre. His interests lie in computer programming and networking, with the intention to pursue a university degree, and a future goal of working in one of these fields. He is fluent in Japanese having completed 4 years in the Japanese school system. Nicolai is a competitive water polo player and next year he will be eligible to play in the National Champions League. Nicolai has lived in Winnipeg for 4 years and is looking forward to meeting Winnipeggers from the many diverse cultures in the Folklorama community.
Miwako Miyoshi comes from Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan. She has been in Canada 16 years and moved to Winnipeg in 2018 from Richmond, BC. Miwako works at a school lunch program where she loves working with the young children and their big smiles. She enjoys sewing and her goal this summer is to learn to make short sleeved shirts. Miwako looks forward to exploring the many pavilions of Folklorama and to meeting new people from all walks of life.
Minami Tokairin is in Grade 9 and goes to Isaac Brock school. She is able to understand Japanese and plans to work on being able to speak the language. She sees this time as Youth Ambassador as an opportunity to learn more about her Japanese heritage and to meet members of the JC community. She likes to read fantasy books and painting, especially landscapes and floral themes. Her interest in exploration and history have inspired her to become an archeologist. Minami, along with her mother, Miwako, who is one of the adult ambassadors, is looking forward to touring all the other Folklorama Pavilions
Daniel Akira Cowen
Daniel Cowen is a beautiful young man of 22 years. He is currently attending Options, Pathways and Transitions day program. The program provides him with social and learning opportunities, many friends and great support. With OPT support, he hopes to find part time work in the near future. Daniel is a Special Olympics athlete in 5 pin bowling and basketball. Some of his many other interests include music, dancing, singing, zumba, yoga and motorcycle rides with his Dad. You can meet Daniel as he is greeting guests and volunteers at the Japanese Pavilion.
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