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South Vancouver in autumn 2012 brings a variety of fall events and activities well worth visiting. October event highlights in South Vancouver, British Columbia include a strong influence on the region: Japanese culture.

Now’s the time to select South Vancouver lodging that will add a personalized touch to your experience with the Japanese culture of the region.

“Japanese Autumn 2012” Exhibition

Autumn in Japan

Autumn in Japan is the inspiration of this fall art exhibition in Richmond, British Columbia.

Rufus Lin Gallery of Japanese Art (Richmond BC)
Daily through October 30th, 2012

The Japanese culture has a deep history in the greater Vancouver BC area that stretches back to the mid-1800s.  In honour of the influence that Japanese people have had on this region, and in the spirit of promoting “borderless” art, the Rufus Lin Gallery of Japanese Art presents the works of artists from Japan.  The “Japanese Autumn 2012” exhibit displays 15 autumn-inspired works of a dozen contemporary artists from locations across Japan.  These artworks at this exhibit range from watercolor & oil paintings to pen & ink, paper cutout & torn paper, and computer graphics.

These autumn-influenced works are in addition to the over 50 Japanese artworks of the 2012 annual display in the gallery.  More information, including  is available on the Rufus Lin Gallery of Japanese Art website.

To complement this exhibition, you will want to take advantage of the many other Japanese and Asian-influenced attractions of the region, including:

Japanese & Asian-Inspired South Vancouver Shopping

Aberdeen CentreAberdeen Centre Fountains

Aberdeen Centre is the premier Japanese-influenced shopping mall in Richmond featuring many Japan-oriented stores, an arcade with Japanese & Chinese video games, a unique dancing musical fountain, a wide variety of Asian cuisines in the food court and much more. Daiso, one of the stores, sells Japanese CDs, food items, housewares, toys and cute novelties – everything’s priced at $2 and you’ll get more than your money’s worth!

Parker PlaceNo.1 Shanghai Cuisine at Parker Place

Parker Place in Richmond is a quintessential Asian shopping centre.  This labyrinth of narrow halls and 150 small stores offers mainly Chinese, but also some Japanese products & cuisine as well.

Yaohan Centrewindow display of a candy store in Yaohan Centre

Yaohan Centre in Richmond is one of the first Asian shopping malls in South Vancouver and features some Japanese-centered stores.

Japanese Dining in South Vancouversukiyaki

The South Vancouver area offers a plethora of Japanese restaurants, over 30 dining establishments in Richmond BC alone, to complement your experience with Japanese arts and culture.

Restaurants catering to every taste and budget offer up world class Japanese dishes ranging from traditional to contemporary and cutting edge, including sashimi, sushi, maki, charcoal/BBQ, donburi, tempura, robata, teriyaki, sukiyaki and much, much more.

Choose South Vancouver Lodging That’s as Distinct as the Culture of Japan

South Vancouver Bed & Breakfast B&Bs

The bed and breakfast inns of South Vancouver ensure that your sleep and morning refreshment will be as memorable as the rest of your visit.

Our member South Vancouver Bed and Breakfast inns provide individualized lodging services to accompany your exploration of the Japanese culture in this region of British Columbia.

Enjoy a variety of breakfast options, comfortable guest rooms, and the personalized hospitality & area expertise of the innkeepers at locations all across South Vancouver, British Columbia.

What’s Your South Vancouver Japanese Cultural Expectation or Experience?

The South Vancouver region of British Columbia is a premier destination for Japanese culture in BC, Canada and North America.  Please share your plans for and memories of Japanese cultural experiences in South Vancouver.