KIMONO DISCOVERY in Canada -WA!i WA!i JAPAN-

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Thank you for joining us to learn and spread the cultural beauty of the Japanese traditional clothing we call “Kimono”.

This is the first of its kind presented outside of Japan and those of you who where able to attend were lucky to catch a great performance by the renowned, traditional dance group “Takarabune”, along with other various local performers.

We cannot thank our sponsors enough who made it possible for us to hold this event.
We look forward to your continuous support to make this an even bigger event for next year.
See you next time!!

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『KIMONO DISCOVERY in Toronto ~WA!i WA!i JAPAN~』Sept. 10th(Sat)!!

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), Creators’ Lounge Inc. and a kimono media KIMONO BIJIN(Tokyo, SaQrown japan Inc.) will host a culturally reinvigorating event.

====ABOUT====
『KIMONO DISCOVERY in Toronto ~WA!i WA!i JAPAN~』will be the first large-scale participatory event to familiarize the world with the wonders of kimono outside of Japan. The event will stage a number of impeccable cultural talents in Japanese dance and music, a cosplay and kimono fashion show. With the theme of “Wai-wai”(i.e. sound of excitement), there will also be several booths set up to participate and experience Japanese hairdo, kimono and many more.

====CONTENTS====
★TAKARABUNE
Japan’s first Awa-Odori professional troupe!.
A professional dance & entertainment troupe , 寳船TAKARABUNE will make their way to Canada for the first time to perform their world renowned “Awa-odori”; a traditional dance with 400 years of history. The talented group has brought waves of excitement and awed numerous countries as they touched the hearts of many: JAPAN EXPO Paris, New York City, Rome, Berlin, Kowloon, Taipei, and Sri Lanka to name a few. Light your heart on fire at this event and discover the passion of Japan’s young generation.

★KIMONO & COSPLAY FASHION SHOW
The stage will feature the vibrant color of Toronto’s finest fashionistas giving light to the visual beauty of a kimono and Japanese pop-culture.

★EVENT BOOTHS
Enjoy the run of cultural booths to slip on a real kimono, Japanese hairdo, food, sake and many more. This section will provide a variety of entertainment ranging from traditional to pop-cultural experience from Japan.

☆=============================☆
 『KIMONO DISCOVERY in Toronto』
☆=============================☆
★Date: Sept. 10th, 2016 (Sat) 12:30PM – 6:00PM

★Venue
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) Kobayashi Hall
Address: 6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON, M3C 1Z5
https://goo.gl/maps/4ms9FKhp6ro

★Theme: WA!i WA!i JAPAN

★Special Guest(s)
寳船TAKARABUNE from Japan
Local Artists/Group [Nadeshiko, Toronto Kimono Club, Kawaii Bass] 

★Tickets
◉ ADVANCE TICKET
Children (12 and under) FREE
Early Bird Special (limited) $7.00
General Admission $10.00
VIP ticket $50

◉ At the Door
Children (12 and under) FREE
JCCC Member $7.00
General Admission $15.00
VIP ticket $60

The VIP ticket guarantees you a 1st class seat to all of the stage performances throughout the day, free access to every cultural-experience booths, priority booking for kimono fitting & Japanese hairdo and an authentic Japanese Aizome-pouch will come along as a gift!
In addition, it will include 10 raffle tickets for a chance to win special prizes, anda VIP only lucky draw for an experience up stage with TAKARABUNE to receive a signed Happi-jacket!!

<<SEE – HEAR – FEEL>>
・Kimono depicting the culture of Canada – by Imagine Oneworld
・Kimono Fashion Show – by Toronto Kimono Club
・Cosplay Fashion Show – by Kawaii Bass
・Awa-odori dance & Entertainment – by TAKARABUNE
・Dance & music performance of 4 seasons by Nadeshiko

<< EXPERIENCE>>
・Kimono fitting & Japanese hairdo / $20
・Flower arrangement, tea ceremony, calligraphy / Free
・Japanese traditional food and sake

***Don’t miss out on this amazing event!***




★Sponsor
Air Canada
www.aircanada.com
FUJIFILM Canada
http://www.fujifilm.ca/index.html
Imagine Oneworld Inc.

English

Wasomi 和奏美
http://www.wasomi-dresskimono.com/
Tsujiri
tsujiri-global.com/
Modern Antenna
http://www.modern-antenna.jp/
さんそう (HARUzourtokimonokkomonoya)
http://wakomonoharu.shop-pro.jp/
TOKYOYAMAKI CO.,Ltd. (TANSU-YA)
http://tansuya.jp/

★Support
Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (&TOKYO)
https://andtokyo.jp/en/
Dentsu Public Relations inc.
http://dentsu-pr.com/

★Food and Drink
Kado Enterprise / Japanese Sake
http://www.kadoenterprise.com/
Tsujiri / Japanese Green Tea
tsujiri-global.com/
Yamato Japanese Restaurant / Sushi
http://yamatorestaurant.ca/
Gushi Foods
http://www.eatgushi.com/
Sakawa Coffee
https://www.facebook.com/sakawacoffee/

★Cultural Booths
Orika
https://www.instagram.com/orikacanada/

  \\ABOUT “KIMONO DISCOVERY”//
“KIMONO DISCOVERY” is a global event on Japanese traditional culture and a social movement to reinvigorate the practice, understanding and industries of a kimono. Dispatching the fashion’s appeal in a diverse and creative way, the event hopes to promote the understanding and interest of Japan to the world.

Kimono is a symbol of Japanese culture – an artistic fashion that proudly represents the nation’s traditional techniques and wisdom to the world. We will bring your attention to the origin of a Japanese mentality and the beauty of our traditional techniques that has been passed on for generations.

  \\DISCOVERY//
-of a new found opportunity through Kimono!
– in the traditional industry; paving the way of a new form of entertainment & service!
– of the world from Toronto. “Yours to Discover”!

++++++++ORGANIZERS++++++++
◉ Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC)
www.jccc.on.ca/en/
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) represents the fulfillment of a long held community vision celebrating the unique culture, history, and legacy of Japanese Canadians for the benefit of all Canadians. Since 1964, JCCC has served as a home for the community and a place for Japanese Canadians to share their heritage with the greater population. JCCC is recognized across Canada as an important and vibrant community institution. In 2009, JCCC has had Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress and many other renown celebrities, directors and performers visit.

◉ Creators’ Lounge Inc.
www.creatorsloungetoronto.com
Creators’ Lounge is a unique communication agency providing memorable and creative solutions to organize events, corporate branding and promotion, introducing public relations production tools, creator and artist management, Japan-Canada cultural exchange. Creators’ Lounge has strong ties with Japanese companies and local community groups and organizes numerous events each year.

◉ SaQrown japan Inc.
www.kimonobijin.jp
SaQrown japan Inc. operates a girl’s kimono media – KIMONO BIJIN. It is the first kimono social website with a mission to broaden the base of kimono; towards the dissemination of culture, reinvigorate traditional industries domestically and internationally for a brighter future. It is scheduled to release an English and Chinese version soon with an extended function and services.



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