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.


When: Sunday October 2, 2022 from 1:00 – 2:30
Where: Ottawa Japanese Cultural Centre (Unit B16 2285 St. Laurent Blvd)

Please note there has been a change in schedule and the OJCA will be holding its AGM before the OJCC.  The updated agenda is attached.

Mask-wearing will not be mandatory, but is recommended.  For those members who do not feel comfortable enough to attend in person, Please email us at and request to attend virtually.

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!

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+
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
    Send your submission to us via email:

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

Have fun colouring!