Mochitsuki Market 2022

Date/Time: Sunday December 11th 12PM -3PM
Place: Preston Event Centre (formerly St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall) 523 St. Anthony Street Ottawa

Admission
Members and Seniors: $5
Non-members: $10
Students: $5
12 & under: free

Mochitsuki is once again returning in-person at its traditional venue, St. Anthony’s Soccer Club (now Preston Event Centre). Come participate in live Mochi Pounding, purchase your favourite foods: Mochi, Daifuku, Seiki-han, Ozoni and MORE! Performances by Oto-Wa Taiko, Emi-no-kai, Minyo-kai, Ottawa Yosakoi and new surprises!

This year, food purchases are available for Take-Out Only and mask wearing is encouraged. We are encouraging people to pre-order Admission Tickets, Mochi (Frozen and Fresh), Ozoni, Seikihan and Daifuku ahead of time via our ONLINE Advance Order Form!

Performers

  • 12:00 PM – Oto-Wa Taiko, Mochi Pounding
  • 12:30 PM – Oto-Wa Taiko
  • 1:00 PM – Emi-no-kai
  • 1:20 PM – TKC Ottawa Karate Club Demo
  • 1:40 PM – KDC kids hip hop dance group
  • 1:55 PM – Ottawa Yosakoi
  • 2:30 PM – Minyo-kai

Vendors

  • Ikebana inspired gifts – Eiko Khouzam
  • Shodo – Yukari Snyder
  • Jambican Fresh Produce – Colin
  • OJCC Craft Group
  • Baked Goods-Fred Weatherbee
  • Japanese items and bake sale – Minyo-kai, Shigemi Ichino

Used Goods Sale

You are cordially invited to the Annual Used Goods Sale! Please be informed that all proceeds go to the operation fund for the OJCA and OJCC. We would appreciate it if you could kindly deliver all donated items from your home to the 2nd floor of the event hall on the event day between 11:30am and 1:00pm.

Notice the following rules applied to all donating items:

Donations can be household items, toys, books, clothes, kitchenware, ornaments, knick-knacks etc. They do not have to be Japanese goods or Japan related products although they will be much appreciated.

All items must be usable and clean. Clothing must be washed or dry-clean before the sale. Electronic items must be in operable condition.

Any used medicine, cosmetics, broken machinery, and unsanitary items will NOT be accepted as sales items. If the donated goods are not in fair condition, they may be rejected or discarded immediately.

All proceeds are considered as donations. No money or other value will be returned to contributors.

At the end of the event, all unsold items will be donated to the Ottawa Salvation Army or equivalent rescue organization, unless otherwise informed or retrieved by owners. If an owner of items prefers to retrieve unsold items at the end of the event, s/he should notify the organizer before dropping off and take responsibility for retrieving the items.

Buyers’ responsibility: ALL Sales are FINAL at this sale. Neither refund nor exchange after the event day will be arranged. Buyers must make sure to check the working condition of your item at the site and that all goods are satisfactory for you before purchasing.

Your support is greatly appreciated. This is a good opportunity to reuse/recycle and have fun. Looking forward to your participation!

Tomoni / Go Together

Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre (CDCC)
290 Lisgar Street, Ottawa
November 5, 2022
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

An evening of intercultural performance hosted by Ottawa’s Japanese cultural community

After a pandemic pause, the signature event of Ottawa’s Japanese cultural community is back and bigger than ever!

Building bridges across communities, Tomoni pairs Japanese cultural performance groups with local non-Japanese artists. Expect the unexpected and enjoy beautiful new harmonies between artists!

Curator and producer Matt Miwa has created unique artistic pairings that cross traditions, disciplines and approaches to art-making. Tomoni features these collaborative performances:

Drumming groups Oto-wa Taiko and Spirit Wolf Singers

Japanese folk dancing group Minyo-Kai and musician Zach Perron

Japanese women’s choir Melody of Japan and floral designers from Scrim’s Florist

Japanese archery group Ottawa Kyudo Association and local dancers

Other performers include Ottawa Yosakoi, Bonnie Doon, Melisa Kamibayashi-Staples and more!

Thank you: Tomoni is generously supported by the Ottawa Japanese Community Association, the Embassy of Japan in Canada, the Ottawa Community Foundation and the Ontario Arts Council.

Directions: CDCC is located at 290 Lisgar Street in downtown Ottawa and is accessible by public transit.

Access: CDCC is a fully accessible space, with an elevator and barrier-free washrooms. The Para Transpo drop-off and an entrance with ramps are located on the 290 Lisgar Street side of the building.

Parking: Paid visitor parking is available in the CDCC’s Lisgar Street lot. The cost on weekend evenings after 6:00 p.m. is $4.00 (flat rate). There is also street parking available nearby.

OJCC/OJCA Annual Summer Picnic

Saturday, June 11th @ Britannia Park Trolley Station 11 am – 3 pm

Parking is available to the east and west of the Trolley Station (Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre lot is the west side).

Hamburgers and refreshments will be served but we encourage you to bring something to enjoy yourself!

NEW Christmas Ornaments Workshop

We are back, sort of 🙂 !

Where: Ottawa Japanese Cultural Centre
When: Sunday, December 5, 2021, 10 am – noon or 1 pm – 3 pm
            Maximum of 8 to 10 participants (if from same household) per session

In the event that the pandemic restrictions change and they prevent us from holding an in-person workshop, we will do a virtual one on Sunday, Dec. 12th and will send further details.

Cost:  $5 for OJCC members; $15 for non-members

Register by sending your name, membership status and choice of morning or afternoon session to craftsojcc@gmail.com.  Once you have email confirmation of registration, please pay by e-transfer to treasurer.ojcc@gmail.com or by cheque made payable to “OJCC” mailed to:
Ron Shigeishi, OJCC treasurer
48 Onslow Crescent
Ottawa, ON
K1S 1E9

Registration and payment deadline is Nov. 22nd.

We will be making three (3) ornaments; see photos attached.

  1. Pipe cleaner snowflake
  2. Origami Santa set
  3. Glitter snowflake

All materials will be supplied. Bring a glue gun if you have one; there will be 2-3 available on site. Otherwise bring your creativity and imagination!

These workshops will be BYOD or BYOC so bring your own drink or cup/mug. Complimentary green tea will be provided.

On workshop day, please complete COVID screening online at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/screening/customer/ and email the results to craftsojcc@gmail.com or complete a printed version at the Centre.

Everyone must wear face masks while inside the Centre except when drinking or eating.  The number of participants in the Centre is limited so that we can ensure 2m distancing.  And there is now an air purifier on the main floor.  If there are any questions about the workshop or OJCC’s COVID protocol, please contact us at craftsojcc@gmail.com.