New OJCC Craft Workshop!

Mon kiri gata Workshop with NEW instructor, Lilian Cailleaud.

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023, 1 to 4 p.m.

Place: Ottawa Japanese Cultural Centre (2285 St. Laurent Blvd. Unit B16)

This is a new workshop in which Lilian will introduce the background of Japanese ‘mon’ and the art of paper cutting or kirigami.
Class size will be limited to 8 people so please email to reserve a spot at

Please bring a small pair of sharp scissors, pencil, compass and optional protractor and cutting mat if you have one. All other supplies will be provided for you.
Come learn something new and have some fun!

“The Queen in Me” by Soprano, Teiya Kasahara

Sept 20-30, 2023, 8 pm @ NAC English Theatre

English Theater is offering a 15% discount on tickets for us using promo code QUEENLOVE.


The NAC English Theatre presentation of the Theatre Gargantua/Amplified Opera/Canadian Opera Company/Nightwood Theatre co-production.

“The Queen In Me reclaims space on stage, imagines new possibilities for opera” –  BROADWAY WORLD

Approaching the climax of one of the world’s most famous arias, the Queen of the Night abruptly breaks the fourth wall to speak out against the monochromatic strictures that keep opera rooted in the standards of the past. Combining comedy, drama, and plenty of opera, this vibrant show by interdisciplinary artist Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野 (they/them) gives a voice to the Queen of the Night, who explores how the rigid conventions of race, gender, and sexuality in opera prevent one of the greatest art forms from reaching its kaleidoscopic potential.

The Queen In Me features a range of colourful arias from some of the world’s most well-loved operas: Puccini’s La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, and Manon Lescaut; Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor; Verdi’s Macbeth and Rigoletto; R. Strauss’ Salome; and Mozart’s The Magic Flute. 

Content Warnings: This production explores discrimination against trans, non-binary, female-identifying, queer and racialized people.

Giselle Holloway – Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 30, 2023,  from 3 to 5 pm

@Ottawa Japanese Cultural  Centre: Unit B16 2285 St Laurent Blvd

(Look for signage directions). Unreserved parking is available throughout the condominium complex or on St. Laurent Blvd

You are invited to a gathering in honour of Giselle Holloway,  a longtime member of our Japanese community and a devoted Centre volunteer.

  • 3-4 pm  Greetings and Introductions. Light refreshments will be served.
  • 4-4:30 pm Remembrances of Family and Friends
  • 4:30-5 pm Closing

If you are unable to attend, your message of condolences may be sent to OJCC for inclusion in a  memories book at  

In memorial donations may be made to the OJCC, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, Good Companions of Ottawa or Victoria Quilts of Canada via Canada Helps