6th Annual Blossom Picnic
@ the Heiwa Garden in the Peace Park
Saturday April 9th 11:00 ~ 2:30
In a celebration of spring, the Japanese Garden Society will hold the 6th annual Blossom Picnic on Saturday April 9th from 11:00 to 2:30.
Join us for music, martial art presentations, Japanese home-style sushi lunches, calligraphy and tea ceremony demos, and many more activities.
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JGS’s annual fundraising concert
A Tapestry of Japanese Sounds Vol.3:
Tsumugu Project – new currents in traditional music
Tickets: $20 @ Salt Spring Books
Location: All Saints by-the-Sea
Date: Friday April 15th 2016
Doors open: 7pm Music starts: 7:30pm
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Date: Thursday, February 18th, 2016
Time: 3:30 to 5:00pm
Location: SS Public Library Project Room
Guest Speaker: Brian Smallshaw: “The Dispossession of Japanese-Canadian Land on Saltspring”
We are having a guest speaker for this year’s AGM. Brian Smallshaw will share findings from his research into the uprooting of Japanese Canadians from Saltspring during World War Two. Based primarily on work carried out at the University of Victoria, Library and Archives Canada and in personal interviews, his talk will focus on the land that was taken from Japanese-Canadians and sold against their will, and provide insights into this unhappy chapter of the island’s history.
After the talk, we will have our annual general meeting.
Photo album of the restoration and the public opening of the kiln
Click the link below to see the photos on Flickr.
The Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (SSI PARC) and Japanese Garden Society are pleased to announce the public opening of the newly-restored Japanese Charcoal Pit Kiln in Ganges on Sunday November 29th, 2015.
We invite you to join us in celebrating the completion of this project, and to reflect on the Japanese Canadian pioneers and the history of Salt Spring in the early 1900’s.
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Japanese charcoal pit kilns have been located in Mouat Park
The Japanese Garden Society is launching a new project in partnership with the Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission – the Restoration of the Japanese Charcoal Pit Kilns. As PARC has been such a great partner, we are feeling very hopeful about the project.
The society has started a fundraising campaign to raise funds to get the project moving. We recently received some good news that we’ve been chosen to receive grants from the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society and the Salt Spring Foundation.
Go to Japanese Charcoal Kiln Restoration on our website for more details.
Spring 2015 fundraising events were great success
Koji Yamaguchi who plays Shamisen and Yoshihiko Fueki who plays Taiko drums made the fisrt stop of their North American Tour at Salt Spring. With a great support of Anthony Mathews who was in charge of the Easter Art Tour and its special exhibit, the concert on April 9th at Mahon Hall was realized.
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Please take a look at our latest newsletter. An article about the restoration project of Japanese charcoal pit kilns in Mouat Park is on the second page of the newsletter.
Click here to download a pdf copy of the Spring 2015 Newsletter.
In the Heiwa Garden on June 20th, 2014.
A big thanks to the Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce! This presentation was made possible by the partnership between JGS and the Chamber in April each year for the Blossom Festival and A Taste of Salt Spring.
Please also see more photos on our Facebook page.