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

Please bring a pair of small garden scissors.

How Japanese Canadians Shaped the Constitution

The following event is taking place in Toronto.


This past September 22^nd was the 31st Anniversary of Redress. Hurrah! In this spirit we invite you to attend a lecture “How Japanese Canadians Shaped the Constitution” by Dr. Eric Adams, Professor of Law, University of Alberta on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Don’t wait to save your seat at Alumni Hall 400, University of Toronto, 121 St. Joseph Street (corner Queen’s Park) as we are already near to half of our target and will soon release tickets to the general public.

Like the classic works on Japanese Canadian history; “The Enemy That Never Was” by Ken Adachi and the “Politics of Racism” by Ann Gomer Sunahara, this lecture is a game-changer for Japanese Canadians. Whether you need to be convinced of the rationale for B.C. Redress or you would like to be better informed of JC history you will learn much about how the old boys legal and political network of British Columbia was stacked against those with the courage to assert the rights of Japanese Canadians citizens.

Dr. Adams will be introduced by Justice Maryka Omatsu, Co-chair of the BC Redress Steering Committee.

Tickets $5.00; Complimentary for Toronto NAJC members, but you must reserve a ticket.

Please refer to the Toronto NAJC site for further information.