🎉Natsu Matsuri Vendor Spotlight

Eliane Oba Ceramice✨@eliobaceramica
Calligarphy Ottawa✨@calligraphy_ottawa
Jambican Studio Gardens✨@jambican
Eastern Villages
Gudemushi’s Trinket Trunk✨@gudemushi
Sakao Japanese Tea✨@teasakao
Kimono Yuki✨@kimonoyukimontreal
Atelier Tsubaki✨@ateliertsubaki216
Tokusen✨ @tokusen.store
La Brasserie San-O✨@kojilabomtl
Kyoto Fleurs✨@kyotofleurs
Boutique Kodama✨@boutiquekodama_montreal
MooShu ice cream✨@mooshuicecream

Kinton Ramen✨@kintonramen
Uncle Tetsu✨@uncletetsuottawa

✨️Performance Schedule✨️

Enjoy performances, local vendors, fun activities, and more! Bring your friends and family for an unforgettable experience. Celebrate our community together with us!

The Sussex Diplomat
Kochi Yosakoi Ambassador KIZUNA International Team
Ottawa Iaido/Jodo Club
Ottawa Jukendo/Tankendo Club
Ottawa Kyudo Association
Takahashi Dojo
Kaylie Kreatrix
Emi no Kai
Hugo Yukata Show

📅 Date: July 6, 2024
⏰ Time: 11 am – 4 pm
📍 Location: Sandy Hill Community Centre & Annie Pootoogook Park

🌸Natsu Matsuri 2024🌸

Come join us to celebrate our Japanese community this summer at the July 6th, 2024 Natsu Matsuri 🎊🙌
There will be 

✨️Local Vendors
✨️Japanese Food
✨️ Activities
✨️ Crafts

🌸Natsu Matsuri 2024🌸
📆Date: July 6th, 2024, Saturday
⏰️Time: 11 am to 4 pm
📍Location: Sandy Hill Community Centre (indoor) and Annie Pootoogook Park (outdoor)

We will be posting more details in the following weeks leading up to the event!
Stay tuned 👀✨

‘Make & Take’ Japanese Lantern Workshop

photos : OJCC craft

Let’s celebrate Asian Heritage Month in May at the OJCC!
‘Make & Take’ Japanese Lantern Workshop

Saturday, May 25, 2024 from 1 – 4 pm At Ottawa Japanese Cultural CentreClass fee: Members $15, non-members $25

Class size:  limited to 15 people

Attached are photos of a sample of the lantern we will be making.  All supplies will be provided; however, if you have a ruler, scissors and craft utility knife, please bring them with you.
RSVP to craftsojcc@gmail.com  to reserve your spot, as class size is limited, and please wait for confirmation before sending your class fee.

Hope you can join me for this new workshop!


This past Wednesday, May 1st, Minyo-kai, in coordination with the Ottawa Arboretum and Experimental Farm organization Friends of the Farm celebrated the 2nd annual O-Hanami Flower blossom appreciation event at the Ottawa Arboretum!  

From left, Mari, Shigemi( purple kimono),Matt (yellow kimono)
Friends of the Farm member Elizabeth Atkinson. 

Though it started as a rainy day, the weather turned beautifully warm and sunny to once again to shine on our event.  Organized by Mari Wellman and Shigemi Ichino, O-Hanami opened with a land acknowledgment and words of welcome and education by Arboretum scientist Owen Clarkin and Friends of the Farm member Elizabeth Atkinson. 

Arboretum scientist Owen Clarkin and Matt

Those gathered then danced wonderful odori led by Ichino sensei, and once we worked up a healthy appetite, we sat down to a picnic supper under the magnolia blossoms!  The arboretum’s cherry trees are not yet robust enough to fully appreciate.  Thank you to all in attendance, it was a beautiful late afternoon gathering! 

Clip videos of three songs ©Rie Drolet