“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.

This event is organized in conjunction with the exhibitions Sites of Memory: Legacies of the Japanese Canadian Internment and Inheriting Redress: The Ottawa Japanese Community Association Archive, on view at Carleton University Art Gallery until 26 January 2020.

Tomoni is presented by Carleton University Art Gallery in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in Canada and the Ottawa Japanese Community Association.


Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre is a fully accessible space, with an elevator and barrier-free washrooms.

Directions to CDCC

Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre is located at 355 Cooper Street, Ottawa, and is easily accessed by public transit. Travel to and from Carleton University via OC Transpo #7 St-Laurent–Carleton. The parking lot and main entrance are on the Lisgar Street side of the building. Use 290 Lisgar Street for the address to enter in your GPS or map app.

Para Transpo drop-off entrance: 355 Cooper Street. There are two accessible entrances with ramps at the building. One is located at 355 Cooper Street, on the south side of the building, and the second is located at 290 Lisgar Street parking lot, on the north side of the building.

Parking at CDCC

Paid visitor parking is available in CDCC’s Lisgar Street parking lot, at the corner of Lisgar and O’Connor. The parking cost on weekday evenings after 6:00 p.m. is $5.00 (flat rate). There are two (2) designated handicapped spots in this parking lot. There is also street parking available nearby.