Activity Guide

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OJCA & OJCC Activities

Japanese Craft Workshops

Japanese craft workshops are held throughout the year featuring a variety of Japanese crafts such as sushi fridge magnets, emperor and empress dolls, kimono cards, hashi-oki (chopstick rests), pressed flowers, and many others.

Craft Sales

Hand-made items crafted at our workshops are sold at annual events like Mochitsuki and our annual Spring Bazaar. In addition, many volunteers from our community make crafts at home in their spare time.

Japanese Cooking Classes

Our cooking classes provide an easy introduction to Japanese cuisine. Our expert instructor, Emi Buzza, creates delicious dishes that are easy to make as family meals. Her recipes are based on the meals Japanese families prepare, while ensuring the ingredients are available in Ottawa. The classes include participation in preparing the recipes, sampling the dishes, and receiving copies of the recipes to take home and try.

Fundraiser Luncheons

The OJCC Programs Committee puts on fundraising luncheons featuring delicious dishes such as curry rice, udon, spareribs and chow mein, to name a few. The money raised goes towards funding the operation of the Ottawa Japanese Cultural Centre.