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Melody of Japan Women's Choir

Annual Concert

Noriko Hashimoto, Director

Teruko Bassett, Piano

Opening with Japanese Art Songs Performed by Noriko Hashimoto, followed by Japanese Songs from Ghibli, Pops, and More...

Date/Time: Sunday, November 25th 2018, 3pm
Place: Ukrainian Banquet Hall, 1000 Byron Ave

Free Admission (Donations Accepted)

Speaker Series: Maryka Omatsu

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
Place: Ottawa Japanese Cultural Centre, Unit B16, 2285 St. Laurent Blvd. (map)
Fee: Members FREE, Non-members $5.00

For our third talk in the 2018 OJCA Speaker Series, the OJCA is proud to be hosting the Honourable Justice Maryka Omatsu for a screening of her short film "Swimming Upstream: The Japanese-Canadian struggle for justice in BC" and for a Q&A about the film. She will also answer questions and provide insights on the legal profession and what it is like to be a judge in Canada.

Please register at EventBrite.

We hope you can make it!

Mochitsuki 2018

Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Place: St. Anthony's Soccer Club (523 St. Anthony St. Preston & Queensway)




OJCC Craft sale on main floor; Used Goods Sale on second floor.

Advance Orders

To avoid the long lineups, you can pre-order now by E-mailing Orders will be taken until Friday, November 30.

Orders should include: Your name, phone number, email address, number of plates ordered.

The price is 8 dollars a plate that contains 6 pieces of frozen mochi. Please pay by cash when you receive your order on the event day at a designated pre-order pickup table. It is appreciated if you bring exact change.

Note: On the event day, please pick up your order before 2:00pm. After 2:00 pm all frozen mochi will no longer be considered reserved, and may be sold to anyone.

Used Goods Sale

You are cordially invited to the annual Mochitsuki Used goods sale and/or to participate by contributing items to sell. Please be informed that all proceeds go to the operation fund for the OJCC. We would appreciate it if you could kindly deliver all donating items from your home to the 2nd floor of the event hall on the event day between 11:00am and 1:00pm . If any assistance is required, please contact the address below.

Notice the following rules applied to all donating 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. If you have any questions/comments, please contact us below. Looking forward to your participation!

Organizer of OJCC Used goods sale
Kyoko Tsunetomi

Flower Arrangement Workshop - Christmas Centrepiece

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm
Place: Ottawa Japanese Cultural Centre, Unit B16, 2285 St. Laurent Blvd. (map)

Cost of workshop and arrangement $35. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the OJCC.

Call Keiko to reserve a spot or for more details: 613-728-0956 or email

Please bring a pair of small plant/flower clippers.

Maximum of 10 people. Please register by November 18th