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Photos: Sakura Days in Vancouver a colourful celebration of Japanese culture

VanDusen Botanical Garden was taken over with people this last weekend to appreciate Japanese culture in Vancouver

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival continued this past weekend with the Sakura Days Japan Fair to celebrate all things Japan. The Japanese cherry blossoms or Sakura has long been a traditional icon in Japanese culture and is a symbol of spring. In 2008, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival started the Sakura Days event.

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is partnered with the Japan Fair Association of Vancouver.  which consists of a team fully of volunteers to put on this event.

The days involved many Japanese performances, art, and culture.  From tea ceremonies to sake tasting, the sold-out fair was constantly busy throughout the days.

The Fair took over VanDusen Botanical Garden for the weekend and vendors and exhibitors all came out to display cultural and artistic items.

One of the main draws to the fair is the food and with Vancouver classics like Japadog, and Teriyaki Boys lines were long but well worth it.