HARUMATSURI 2018 Ticket Info
Tickets for our upcoming Harumatsuri 2018 1-day event will be available at the door only.

  • Regular admission for Harumatsuri is $15.
  • Children 6 & under are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Harumatsuri will be held on Saturday March 17, 2018 at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, Burnaby, BC from 10am to 6pm.

Anime Evolution: Harumatsuri 2018 at Nikkei Place

10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
Special Events Hall (Artists & Vendors)
Special Events Hall (Artists & Vendors)
105 - Intergenerational Room
105 - Intergenerational Room
Mirai Maid Cafe
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
いらっしゃいませ! [Mirai Maid Cafe] is a pop-up, anime & idol-themed maid cafe based in Vancouver, BC~! Come on in and enjoy some sweets & warm drinks, all served by our cute maids! ♡ We have our idol performance & prize draws in the afternoon, as well as a Mini Artist Alley running all day~!
Mirai Maid Cafe
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

いらっしゃいませ! [Mirai Maid Cafe] is a pop-up, anime & idol-themed maid cafe based in Vancouver, BC~! Come on in and enjoy some sweets & warm drinks, all served by our cute maids! ♡ We have our idol performance & prize draws in the afternoon, as well as a Mini Artist Alley running all day~!

♡ 12 - 1PM: Board Game Hour! Everyone wins a small prize for playing; win or lose!
♡ 1PM: Raffle draw for our Pokemon puzzle, TCG Zygarde box, & Groot Funko
♡ 2PM: ShootingStar Idols will be performing a short setlist!
♡ 2:30PM: Raffle draw for our onigiri plush family, and soft rabbit keychains
♡ 3:30PM: Raffle draw for our Pikachu plush, Pokeball backpack, & Odyssey cereal!

RSVP HERE: Facebook

Ellipse Lobby (Performances)
Ellipse Lobby (Performances)
Opening Ceremony ft. CosCafe performance
10:00 am - 10:25 am
Opening ceremonies ft. CosCafe
Opening Ceremony ft. CosCafe performance
10:00 am - 10:25 am

TAIKO
10:30 am - 10:50 am
TAIKO

DECOLOID
11:00 am - 11:15 am
Odottemita Mini Fes with DECOLOID
DECOLOID

We'll be doing a mini Odottemita live show at Harumatsuri!
Jeena, Sora, and Candy will be entertaining you with song and dance cover of anime and jpop idol songs!
Hope to see everyone there!

Time: 11AM
Location: Main Stage (Ellipse Lobby)

RSVP: Facebook

BOYiSH7: White Day Idol Boy Festa
11:15 am - 12:05 pm
BOYiSH7 is back to return your love for us for White Day! Have fun with us as we perform dances and sing from various idol boy series such as Tsukiuta, Tsukipro and Ensemble Stars!
BOYiSH7: White Day Idol Boy Festa
11:15 am - 12:05 pm

Although our finale live for Tsukiuta is done, BOYiSH7 is back as we've come to show our appreciation to our supporters for another good year at our annual White Day Live!! o(*>ω<*)o

We'll be showcasing our audience to a variety of new different idol boy dances and music from Tsukipro, Ensemble Stars and JPop!! .+:。(ノ・ω・)ノ゙ ☆☆☆ Additionally, we've got a interactive games and activities to play with everyone plus a lot of White Day gifts lined up to be given out~

What's White Day without some doki doki?! Don't miss out cause one lucky person (It could be you!!) will get a chance to win an exclusive kabedon train from all our members ♡〜٩( ╹▿╹ )۶〜♡

Date: March 17, 2018
Place: Nikkei National Museum, Main Stage
Time: 11:15am - 12:05pm

Special Thanks to Seiya Oliver for the BOYiSH7 banner art!!

RSVP: Facebook

Zeús! Re:Live!
12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Group dance performance based on Japanese idol culture and J-pop
Zeús! Re:Live!
12:10 pm - 1:00 pm

Hello Everyone!We are Zeús !

We are cosplay and dance group based in Vancouver. We mainly do dance covers from Lovelive and Lovelive Sunshine. We also do dance covers from Japanese ACG, Odottemita(踊ってみた) AKB48 and other Japanese idols as well.

This year in Harumatsuri, we will be performing variety of songs includes Japanese Anime openings, Odottemita(踊ってみた) and NMB48!! ❤️
This is our first non-lovelive focus performance in 2018 so dont miss it!!

See you all on Saturday!! (ノ>ω<)ノ

RSVP: Facebook

Seishun Youth Academy: Debut Live! (1PM)
1:00 pm - 1:25 pm
~This Is Where It Starts, Our Brand-New Story~
Seishun Youth Academy: Debut Live! (1PM)
1:00 pm - 1:25 pm

Join Seishun Youth Academy, Japanese rock idol group Seishun Gakuen's Canadian sister group, as they make their debut stage at Anime Evolution: Harumatsuri 2018! Seishun Youth Academy will deliver an exciting performance that everyone and anyone can get into! Together, let's make this the hottest stage in all of Canada! Live is a SPORTS!!!

Date: Saturday, March 17th
Time: 1:00-1:20pm (Live), 1:25-2:00pm (Meet & Greet)
Location: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby)
Tickets: Free with Admission to Harumatsuri 2018 ($15)
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⭕ What is Seishun Youth Academy?
Seishun Youth Academy is a Canadian sister group to Japanese rock idol unit, Seishun Gakuen. Consisting of many unique members from different backgrounds, their energetic and powerful performance is sure to get the crowd excited as they deliver an authentic singing and dancing idol performance to their original songs!

⭕『Seishun Youth Academy』とは?
福岡発のロック系アイドルユニット『青SHUN学園』のカナダ校『Seishun Youth Academy』!日本のアイドル文化を全世界に広めることを目標にしてカナダのバンクーバー市を中心にライブ活動を行っている個性豊かな次世代アイドルユニット。メッセージ性の強いオリジナル楽曲で元気でパワフルなステージをお届けします!

RSVP: Facebook

Seishun Youth Academy Meet & Greet
1:25 pm - 2:00 pm
Immediately following performance
Seishun Youth Academy Meet & Greet
1:25 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Seishun Youth Academy, Japanese rock idol group Seishun Gakuen's Canadian sister group, as they make their debut stage at Anime Evolution: Harumatsuri 2018! Seishun Youth Academy will deliver an exciting performance that everyone and anyone can get into! Together, let's make this the hottest stage in all of Canada! Live is a SPORTS!!!

Date: Saturday, March 17th
Time: 1:00-1:20pm (Live), 1:25-2:00pm (Meet & Greet)
Location: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby)
Tickets: Free with Admission to Harumatsuri 2018 ($15)
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⭕ What is Seishun Youth Academy?
Seishun Youth Academy is a Canadian sister group to Japanese rock idol unit, Seishun Gakuen. Consisting of many unique members from different backgrounds, their energetic and powerful performance is sure to get the crowd excited as they deliver an authentic singing and dancing idol performance to their original songs!

⭕『Seishun Youth Academy』とは?
福岡発のロック系アイドルユニット『青SHUN学園』のカナダ校『Seishun Youth Academy』!日本のアイドル文化を全世界に広めることを目標にしてカナダのバンクーバー市を中心にライブ活動を行っている個性豊かな次世代アイドルユニット。メッセージ性の強いオリジナル楽曲で元気でパワフルなステージをお届けします!

RSVP: Facebook

Vector 7, Ani-son Intro Quiz & Japanese Comedy
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us at Vector 7's performance with Love Live, Wake Up Girls!, Momoiro Clover Z, Kemono Friends and more! Come along, anime fans, to our interactive anime-song quiz. Japanese Manzai comedy shows are on stage too.
Vector 7, Ani-son Intro Quiz & Japanese Comedy
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Vector 7 will be on stage again at AE Harumaturi! We're with Love Live, Wake Up Girls!, Kemono Friends, and more. Don't miss Japanese Manzai comedy skits in English! Join our "Anison (anime songs)" intro quiz!!

RSVP: Facebook

Twinkle 1st Live - 春が来た!
3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
Spring is here! Back in time—— Japanese idol culture in last decade.
Twinkle 1st Live - 春が来た!
3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Hello everyone:
Karnival unit TWINKLE (Karnichoco only on valentine's day) will be presenting their first Live during Harumatsuri 2018. (17th March, Saturday)

Twinkle will be focusing on music from Showa to early 1990s. We will be introducing some of the Showa Idols to the audience during our performance.
The performance will be 1 hour long, from 15:10-16:10. There will be a short break during the middle of our performance. Twinkle members will hold a short apology session during the 10 minutes break. Thanks.

Song list:
1. ほらね、春が来た
...
3. 涙おみせないで Boys don't cry (Wink)
...
5. ぐるぐるまじく(Cute2ron)
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7. アマリリス (Wink)
...
From Twinkle

RSVP: Facebook

Aozora Jumping Heroes
4:20 pm - 5:05 pm
Join us for an exciting rendition of a spring live, Aozora Jumping Heroes: Natsu-Heroes Harumatsuri performance! Come see your favourite Aquors girls perform well loved Love Live Sunshine songs as well as be introduced to a variety of other anime idol and 3D idol music.
Aozora Jumping Heroes
4:20 pm - 5:05 pm

こんにちは〜 Hello everyone! We are excited to present to you, Aozora Jumping Heroes!! We've been working hard since our last performance and are bringing you 4 new Aqours songs! Let's go and take hold of our dreams~ 夢をつかまえに行くよ~

⭐ Time :: 4:20pm - 5:05pm ⭐
⭐ Location :: Main Stage (Main Lobby) ⭐

Editting by: MakotoHayashi our lovely Hanamaru! (zura~)

If you enjoyed any of our previous performances, please come see us at Harumatsuri 2018! Feel free to share this event with your friends and bring them to our performance. We hope for your continued support!

RSVP: Facebook

ShootingStar Idols
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
ShootingStar Idols is an idol group local to Vancouver, BC. Our focus is the celebration of Asian idol culture in Canada! Our Harumatsuri performance will be 30mins long, and we hope you enjoy the show! Please join us after the performance for photos~! ☆
ShootingStar Idols
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm

ShootingStar Idols are returning to Harumatsuri~! We hope to see you there! Please join us after the show for photos and some merch sales!

Snow Trick
Dive to Blue
Magnet
Lumi Starlight
Childish War
Sailor Moon

RSVP: Facebook

201 - Matsu Room (Panels)
201 - Matsu Room (Panels)
Introduction to Go
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Interested in learning a game with deep strategies but simple rules? A complex history involving samurai and shoguns? Come join our panel and I will show you the rules- give you a chance to try the game and show you where you can continue playing afterwards
Introduction to Go
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Interested in learning a game with deep strategies but simple rules? A complex history involving samurai and shoguns? Come join our panel and I will show you the rules- give you a chance to try the game and show you where you can continue playing afterwards

Anime Evolution: Harumatsuri 2018 at Nikkei Place
Ellipse Lobby (Performances)

Anime Evolution: Harumatsuri 2018 at Nikkei Place

10 am
11 am
12 pm
1 pm
2 pm
3 pm
4 pm
5 pm
6 pm
Tatami Room (Tea Ceremony)
Tatami Room (Tea Ceremony)
Japanese Tea Ceremony - Session 1
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (抹茶), powdered green tea.
Japanese Tea Ceremony - Session 1

The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (抹茶), powdered green tea.

Japanese Tea Ceremony represents harmony, respect, purity and tranquillity which we must embrace in order to achieve the main purpose of the tea ceremony. This event is unique as every process from the tea equipment preparation until the tea is drunk has a distinctive technique.

Japanese Tea Ceremony - Session 2
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (抹茶), powdered green tea
Japanese Tea Ceremony - Session 2

The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (抹茶), powdered green tea.

Japanese Tea Ceremony represents harmony, respect, purity and tranquillity which we must embrace in order to achieve the main purpose of the tea ceremony. This event is unique as every process from the tea equipment preparation until the tea is drunk has a distinctive technique.

Japanese Tea Ceremony - Session 3
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (抹茶), powdered green tea.
Japanese Tea Ceremony - Session 3

The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (抹茶), powdered green tea.

Japanese Tea Ceremony represents harmony, respect, purity and tranquillity which we must embrace in order to achieve the main purpose of the tea ceremony. This event is unique as every process from the tea equipment preparation until the tea is drunk has a distinctive technique.

Theatre Stage (Tabletop Gaming)
Theatre Stage (Tabletop Gaming)
Board Games and Mahjong
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
SPONSOR: The Connection Games and Comics // COST: FREE
Board Games and Mahjong
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Connection Games and Comics will be providing their games library for a multitude of board game action. This will include Zombicide. We will also have Mahjong running all day, hosted by David Wong.

Additional info: Tabletop Gaming

Magic the Gathering team play
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
SPONSOR: Imperial Hobbies // COST: FREE
Magic the Gathering team play
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Table-top gaming: Fight the Hydra, Survive the Horde, Defeat a God. Magic the Gathering team play is offered all weekend for players looking to kill a little time (and some mythical creatures). Sample decks will be available to learn how to play Magic the Gathering.

Additional info: Tabletop Gaming

2018 Magic the Gathering booster draft: Aether Revolt Booster Draft
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
2018 Magic the Gathering booster draft: Aether Revolt Booster Draft
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come join us for a sanctioned Aether Revolt format booster draft using 3 Aether Revolt packs.

Booster Draft is a limited format in which players pass booster packs around the table and choose cards to construct a deck. Players each have 3 booster packs. Players open one booster pack and choose one card from the pack and then pass the remaining cards to the player on their left. They will continue until all cards have been chosen from the first booster pack. Repeat this process for the next two boosters, switching the direction in which the boosters are passed around the table. Once all the packs have been drafted, everyone builds a deck from the cards they have selected. You may add as many basic lands (Plains, Islands, Swamps, Mountains, and Forests) to your deck as you’d like, but each deck must have at least 40 cards.

8 person drafts will be run as sanctioned swiss drafts. Less than 8 person drafts will be run as casual, single game Conspiracy style events.

Additional info: Tabletop Gaming

2018 Magic the Gathering: CHAOS Booster Draft
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2018 Magic the Gathering: CHAOS Booster Draft
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come join us for a sanctioned Chaos format booster draft using random packs.

Booster Draft is a limited format in which players pass booster packs around the table and choose cards to construct a deck. Players each have 3 booster packs. Players open one booster pack and choose one card from the pack and then pass the remaining cards to the player on their left. They will continue until all cards have been chosen from the first booster pack. Repeat this process for the next two boosters, switching the direction in which the boosters are passed around the table. Once all the packs have been drafted, everyone builds a deck from the cards they have selected. You may add as many basic lands (Plains, Islands, Swamps, Mountains, and Forests) to your deck as you’d like, but each deck must have at least 40 cards.

8 person drafts will be run as sanctioned swiss drafts. Less than 8 person drafts will be run as casual, single game Conspiracy style events.

Additional info: Tabletop Gaming

Anime Evolution: Harumatsuri 2018 at Nikkei Place