Open Doors Project

Sunday, September 18
Oppenheimer Park (400 Powell Street)

Presented by the Japanese Canadian National Museum & Carnegie Community Centre.
Celebrate the legacy of the Vancouver Asahi baseball team with a fun ball game on the historic 70th anniversary since the last game played on September 18, 1941.

The unveiling of a plaque commemorating the ASAHI BASEBALL TEAM will take place before the game at 9:30am at Oppenheimer Park. The community is invited to attend. Please RSVP to 604.513.4783 or 250.654.4047
Friday, September 16
Walking tour fee is $10 and reservations can be made by calling 604.777.7000


Thank-you everyone for coming out and supporting the Open Doors Project during the 2011 Powell Street Festival!

In case you missed us this weekend, feel free to pick up one of our self-guided walking tour maps from one of these locations. And please take the time to do our quick survey -- we want to hear your feedback!

To view all our photos from this year's festival, follow the link here.

Monogatari Tales of Powell Street (1920-1941)
Exhibit May 28 – October 1, 2011

Powell Street was the pre-war business centre of the Japanese community in Vancouver. The vibrant street was filled with busy vegetable and fish markets, taxis, bustling cafés, boarding houses, traditional bath houses and special Japanese food stores. Regular baseball games were played by the Asahi ball team in Oppenheimer Park. We invite you to discover the many monogatari of Powell Street.

For more information, visit the JCNM link here.


May 27 – October 1, 2011
Opening night: Friday, May 27, 7-9pm
The Japanese Canadian National Museum, Second Floor

“Pow! the art of the festival is a journey through the poster art that advertises and celebrates the Powell Street Festival. Through this exhibit, we celebrate thirty-five years of Festival creativity, prosperity and community spirit. Like the Festival itself, the posters have matured – from scrappy upstarts to polished creations.  Many posters designers have gone on to become important artists in the community including Tamio Wakayama, Kaori Kasai, Lotus Miyashita, Lynda Nakashima and Kathy Shimizu.” - JCNM