2019-2020 Japanese Film Series

This series of events is hosted by the Information and Culture Centre of the Embassy of Japan in Canada.

Location: Auditorium of the Embassy of Japan (255 Sussex Drive)

  • November 14, 2019: Your Name
  • December 12, 2019: The Night I Swam
  • January 16, 2020: Drowning Love
  • February 13, 2020: Chihayafuru Part 2
  • March 12, 2020: Sing My Life
  • March 26, 2020: Mori, The Artist’s Habitat

Free Admission and no reservation is required.

For more information, please see the poster.

Mochitsuki 2019

Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Place: St. Anthony’s Soccer Club (523 St. Anthony St., Preston & Queensway)

Members and Seniors: $3
Non-members: $6
Students: $3
12 & under: free!

Note: Some of our promotional materials showed incorrect admission fees. These amounts are correct. We apologize for any confusion.

Food & Drinks
Mochi, Udon, Sushi, Daifuku, Sekihan, Green tea / free refills, fruit juice and pop

Oto-Wa Taiko and Dagaku Children’s Taiko, Emi-no-kai odori, Minyo-kai folk dancing, KDC Children’s hip hop dance group, and more!

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Art Show

Sumi-e and Shodo: Japanese painting & calligraphy

Date/Time: November 9 – 10, 2019 (Sat & Sun), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: Ottawa Japanese Cultural Centre, Unit B16, 2285 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa

Works of art by study group members, from beginner to over 6 years experience.

Come out and support everyone and enjoy their work!

“Tomoni” / Go Together

An evening of Ottawa Japanese community arts performances

Date/Time: Tuesday 12 November, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Woodside Hall, Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre (355 Cooper St.)


The Ottawa Japanese arts community is trying something new! Join us for an evening of unique and exciting performances, in which local Japanese Canadian performing arts groups will collaborate for the first time with local musicians, video artists and dancers! Everyone is welcome to this free, all-ages show.

Minyo-kai, Odori (folk dance) group, will collaborate with the post-rock band Merganzer (Mika Posen), blending its gracious movements with Merganzer’s haunting melodies.

Melody of Japan, Ottawa’s Japanese Women’s Choir, will perform live while VJ Lesley Marshall projects and manipulates a live video backdrop.

Contemporary dancer Takako Segawa (Corpus Dance Company) will interpret the karaoke singing of Ottawa’s original Karaoke Club members David Okura and Sayoko Konno.

But wait, there’s more! It will be our great pleasure to share with you a selection of tsukemono or Japanese pickles – free of charge! Local Japanese chef Emi Buzza will give a brief talk on the history and techniques of tsukemono. Freshly cooked rice provided by the Embassy of Japan in Canada will be served with the tsukemono.

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Flower Arrangement Workshop

For Christmas and New Year’s with Keiko

Date/Time: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Ottawa Japanese Cultural Center, Unit B16 2285 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa
Cost: $35, payable at the class. A portion of the class fee will be donated to the OJCC .

Please register early as class size is limited due to space.

Reserve a spot by November 5th, by contacting Keiko at salonkottawa@gmail.com.

Please bring a pair of small garden scissors.