Rock, Paper, Scissors and WePress Block Printmaking Workshop at the Nikkei National Museum • Sun Feb 26 at 12pm

Japanese Canadian Vegetables & Flowers Block Printmaking
Sunday, February 26th from 12pm to 4pm

(not at WePress!!!)
6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7
Free drop-in program. Suitable for all ages. All materials supplied.
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No registration required.

Exhibit opens Sat, Feb 4th and runs until Sun, Apr 30th.

WePress is very excited to be partnering with the Nikkei National Museum and the amazing Cindy Mochizuki as part of Cindy’s Rock, Paper, Scisssors Exhibit opening Saturday, Feb 4th (show runs until April 30th). See also Rock, Paper, Scissors Project.

At the WePress workshop on Feb 26th, you can create your own haiku (3-line poetry) and blockprint celebrating a Japanese vegetable or flower, such as daikon (Japanese radish) and chrysanthemums. The block will be used to print cards with the haiku. Many of these plants were grown in Japanese Canadian (JC) family gardens before World War II, and then in incarceration camps in small gardens outside the makeshift shacks where JCs lived, or in larger plots of land established in the camps.

For those that are too young to make their own blocks, we will have pre-made blocks to use for printing so everyone can come and make cards! Take home a piece of this JC history. We are also asking those that have stories of Japanese vegetables and flowers from their own experiences and families, to please bring them to share.

This workshop is also part of a series produced in collaboration with the Powell Street Festival Society and funded by Metro Vancouver.



Rock, Paper, Scissors artwork by Cindy Mochizuki