This year's design for the festival was inspired by Japanese folk tales and the magical joy of togetherness, as we emerge from and continue to navigate difficult times. PSF first took place in 1977 and is now one of the largest and longest-running community arts festivals in Canada. It is a free 2-day public event, attracting nearly 17,500 local, national and international attendees. It is held around the Powell Street area within Vancouver’s historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood, on the traditional unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil- Waututh First Nations.
Emmie Tsumura is an interdisciplinary artist of Japanese descent, working in illustration, collage, and graphic design. Merging psychogeography with design research, she is interested in discard studies, urban environments, and the art and philosophy of clowning.