SHAPES IN BETWEEN | NORMAN TAKEUCHI A RETROSPECTIVE

April 1, 2023 – August 27, 2023

Ottawa Art Gallery 

from OAG site
from OAG site

This retrospective exhibition highlights the work of Ottawa-based artist Norman Takeuchi. Together, an array of drawings, paintings, and prints spanning the years 1961 to 2022 demonstrate the continuity of his artistic rigour. These works also make known the artist’s personal engagement with the impact of the Japanese Canadian internment and forced dispersal during World War II, and ultimate acceptance of his cultural heritage.

Viewing Norman Takeuchi’s decades of work together here not only demonstrates the result of a skilled and unique artistic practice, but also his story of finding an increasingly honest understanding of his own past, and embracing the collective legacy of his community.

Curators: Catherine Sinclair, Sachiko Okuda, Bryce Kanbara

OJCC crafts are on sale at the gallery shop to commemorate this exhibition. Please visit the shop!      

For more information, please see the gallery information.

Ottawa Japanese Cultural Activities Guide – Spring-Summer 2023 edition

The Ottawa Japanese Community Association (OJCA) is excited to bring you the Spring/Summer 2023 edition of the activities guide!

Want to know what’s going on in our Ottawa Japanese community? Check out the Ottawa Japanese Cultural Activities Guide for classes and workshops offered by various groups and individuals in the National Capital Region.

Due to the impacts of the pandemic certain details such as dates and locations are still to be determined.

The OJCA Nengajyo colouring contest is back!

Get your creative hat on and make your one-of-a-kind Nengajyo for the New Year!

Three lucky winners will be selected at random to receive some fun prizes courtesy of the OJCC!

Start date: November 22nd, 2021 (Monday)
Closing date: December 27th, 2021

  Enter the contest in 3 easy steps:
1. Download the template of your choice
Children 3-6
Children 7-13
Teens & Adults 14+
OR
Get them in-person at OJCC on Mochi pick-up dates: Saturday, November 27 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.), Sunday, November 28 (noon – 4 p.m.), and Thursday, December 9 (6 – 9 p.m.)

2. Colour, colour, colour and take a picture of your Nengajyo card!

3. Upload your colored Nengajyo on Facebook  OJCA – OJCC or Instagram @ojca_ojcc with tag #ojcanengajyo
    OR
    Send your submission to us via email: communications@OJCA.ca

We have 3 different templates you can choose from this year, courtesy of OJCA board member Rie Nakamura Drolet.

Have fun colouring!

Frozen Mochi Available for Purchase this Holiday Season

Although there will be no in-person Mochitsuki event this year, frozen Mochi has been lovingly prepared by volunteers and will be available to OJCA members!!  Kirimochi (cut mochi) will be kept frozen for you to pick-up. 


Special price: $6 for a bag of 8 pieces (a $9 value!). As a bonus, the first 20 people to order will also receive a complimentary gift. 

To order: Please complete the Frozen Mochi Order Form and follow the instructions for payment. Payments need to be by INTERAC e-transfer to ojca.treasurer@gmail.com 

Deadline for orders: December 6, 2021, or while quantities last.

Pick-up address: Ottawa Japanese Cultural Centre (OJCC), 2285 St. Laurent Blvd. unit B16. 

Pick-up will be 

November 27. Sat. (10 am – 2pm), 28. Sun. (Noon – 4 pm) and December 9 Thu.(6 – 9 pm). OJCC Crafts will also be available for sale on these dates.

Physical-distancing measures will be in place. Please wear a mask.

Supply is limited and mochi is available on a pre-ordered, pre-paid, pick-up basis only. For any questions about frozen mochi orders, please contact: ojca.treasurer@gmail.com

We wish you all a fun and safe holiday!

The OJCA-OJCC Instagram page is here!

We are excited to announce that the OJCA-OJCC is now on Instagram!

We love sharing stories and photos that highlight our community and culture, and Instagram is another platform that will allow us to expand our reach. We hope our new page can provide new opportunities to engage with members of the community, the Ottawa public and beyond!

Follow us at @ojca_ojcc on Instagram. We look forward to seeing you there!