Upcoming Events

January 22, 2017

Oshogatsu Kai

Oshogatsu Kai

Sunday January 22, 2017  11am-3pm

Adnission:
JCCC member – Individual $5, Family $12(Including 2 adults and up to 3 children)
General – Individual $7, Family $16
Senior/Children(age of 6-12) $4
Children Free (under 6 years old)

お正月会ご案内

来る2017年1月22日(日)にJCCCとNJCC共同のお正月会が開催されます。先着100名のお子様にお年玉もご用意しております。
書き初め、日本の玩具、お餅つきに女神輿、そして美味しいお食事など出店も多種多様です。ぜひご家族の皆様で日本のお正月を体験しに訪れてくださいね。

2017年1月22日(日)午後11時開場 午後3時閉会
入場料:
JCCC会員 個人$5、家族会員$12(大人2人、子供3人まで)
一般  個人$7、家族$16
シニア、子供(6~12歳)$4
6歳未満無料

Date: January 22, 2017

January 23, 2017

Japanese Cooking Workshop

“Chef Shoji” is offering 5 hands-on Japanese cooking workshops at the JCCC.  Focusing on taste, techniques, and special ingredients that make Japanese cuisine unique, “Chef Shoji” wishes to show that Japanese food is easy to prepare and serve in addition to being healthy and delicious. (5 workshops, each workshop limited to 20 students maximum)
Date:  Mon. January 23, 2017
Menu: Main Meals
Time:  7:00 – 10:00pm
Fee: $30.00 (plus HST) for JCCC members, $40 (plus HST) for non-members for each workshop.
Pre-registration is required.
Material fee of $10.00 is payable to the instructor.
Please bring an apron, large sharp knife, and paring knife.
Each workshop consists of 1 hour instruction and demonstration,
1 hour hands-on cooking and last hour for tasting and cleaning.
Start: January 23, 2017 7:00 pm
End: January 23, 2017 7:00 pm

January 25, 2017 – January 25, 2017

ORIGAMI Workshop

This unique new series of Origami workshops kicks off again with John Jay Guppy from the Origami Society of Toronto. Folding both traditional favourites and the latest new models, this gives everyone a chance to try their skill with plenty of expert help available. All paper is provided.

Dates: Wed.  Jan. 25, 2017

Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm

Fee:
$7 plus HST (JCCC Member) /workshop
$10 plus HST (Non-members) /workshop

To learn more about the Origami Society of Toronto please go to www.origamiToronto.org

Start: January 25, 2017 7:30 pm
End: January 25, 2017 7:30 pm

January 29, 2017

January Movie Night: The Anthem of the Heart

The Anthem of the Heart

Anthem of the Heart is a heartbreakingly beautiful anime which was nominated for last year’s Japanese Academy Award for Best Animated Film. Jun Naruse was once a happy girl until a tragic choice of words tore her family apart. As punishment for her actions a magical fairy sealed away Jun’s ability to speak. Though she has resolved herself to this fate, a series of sudden changes in Jun’s life – including being given the lead in the school musical – could now restore her former happiness! A moving combination of opulent animation, gorgeous music and big emotion.

This massive popular and critical hit was directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai.

 

心が叫びたがってるんだ。

 

Date: Sunday, January 29, 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Ticket: $10 (JCCC Member); $12 (General)

Date: January 29, 2017

February 12, 2017

Rakugo – Traditional Comic Story Telling


Rakugo – Traditional Comic Story Telling (with English Subtitles)

Get ready to laugh this February! The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre will host a “Rakugo-kai” with veteran Rakugo star Yanagiya Sankyo.
He became an apprentice to Yanagiya Kosan VI and received the high shin’uchi rank in 1981. A gifted performer, he is famous for his ability to portray the subtlest emotions of a character during a performance.

In rakugo, a lone storyteller in traditional garb sits on stage. Using only a paper fan (sensu) and a small cloth (tenugui) as props, and without standing up from the seiza sitting position, the rakugo artist depicts a long and complicated comical story. The story always involves the dialogue of two or more characters, the difference between the characters depicted only through change in pitch, tone, and a slight turn of the head.  Absolutely fascinating and guaranteed to leave you laughing.

江戸時代から続く日本の伝統芸能の一つである落語。来年2017年 2月12日(日)に柳家さん喬師匠とお弟子さんの柳家喬之助さんを お招きして落語会が開催されます。さん喬師匠は近年より落語を通 して外国人に日本語と日本文化を紹介する活動を続けられていま す。まだまだ、寒さが続く2月、その寒さを笑いで吹き飛ばしましょう。

Date: Sunday February 12, 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Ticket: $12 (JCCC member); $17 (General) HST Included.

Date: February 12, 2017

February 20, 2017

JCCC Closed – Family Day

Date: February 20, 2017

February 22, 2017

ORIGAMI Workshop

This unique new series of Origami workshops kicks off again with John Jay Guppy from the Origami Society of Toronto. Folding both traditional favourites and the latest new models, this gives everyone a chance to try their skill with plenty of expert help available. All paper is provided.

Dates: Wed.  Feb. 22, 2017

Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm

Fee:
$7 plus HST (JCCC Member) /workshop
$10 plus HST (Non-members) /workshop

To learn more about the Origami Society of Toronto please go to www.origamiToronto.org

Start: February 22, 2017 7:30 pm
End: February 22, 2017 7:30 pm

February 23, 2017

February Movie Night: HARMONIUM

 

HARMONIUM  

HARMONIUM is a shocking and ingenious twist on the traditional Japanese family drama that won the Jury Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and much praise at TIFF.

Yasaka (the great Tadanobu Asano) – recently released from prison for murder – shows up unexpectedly at the door on a small family-run business. Toshio (Kanji Furutachi) offers him a job and accommodation in his house without telling his wife Akie (Mariko Tsutsui). It slowly become apparent that the two men share a dark unspoken secret. At first, Akie isn’t comfortable with Yasaka’s presence but gradually warms up, especially after Yasaka teaches Akie’s daughter how to play the harmonium. However, Yasaka starts making too many inroads in Toshio’s family and, when terrible accident occurs, Yasaka disappears…

Director Kôji Fukada has packed the film with plenty of jaw-dropping scenarios which question the complex relationships each family member shares with another. The film’s original title translates to “on the brink”, words that perfectly describe this riveting morality tale. An intense and unforgettable masterpiece.

淵に立つ

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2016
Time: 7:00pm
Ticket: $10 (JCCC Member); $12 (General)

Date: February 23, 2017

March 1, 2017

Geimaruza – Traditional Japanese dance re-imagined for the 21st century

Experience the living Japanese spirit with Geimaruza
Traditional Japanese dance re-imagined for the 21st century

On Wednesday March 1, 2017, the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre brings you Geimaruza – a world-renowned troupe of Japanese dancers – for an evening of breathtaking beauty and entertainment.

Geimaruza choreographers reach back to the origins of Japanese classical dance as popular entertainment, to create dynamic performances full of energy, humour and emotion. The result is as graceful and beautiful as traditional Kabuki dance – and as thrilling and fun as a blockbuster movie.
The performers are graduates in traditional dance from Tokyo University of the Arts, with a deep knowledge of authentic Japanese culture. They formed Geimaruza in order to revitalize their ancient art for present-day audiences.

Geimaruza have delighted audiences across Asia, Europe and South America. This single performance will be their only appearance in Canada on this tour.
Accompanying them will be the Wagakki Orchestra – a group of Japanese musicians playing traditional instruments such as the shamisen (Japanese lute), koto (Japanese harp) and taiko (drum).
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience a unique aspect of Japanese culture – and enjoy an evening of thrilling entertainment you will long remember!

Geimaruza Web: http://www.geimaruza.com/
Date: Wednesday March 1, 2017 @ 7pm
Tickets: $50 General, $45 JCCC members (HST included) Reserved seating only
Ticket on sale at the JCCC reception desk at 416-441-2345 starting on Monday November 14, 2016.
*Tickets are non-refundable. 

 

藝○座 トロント公演
日本舞踊と和楽器オーケストラ

日本国内だけでなく、メキシコ公演を成功させ活動の場を広げる藝○座が、2017年北米ツアーでトロントにやってきます。カナダ公演はトロント日系文化会館のみ。

伝統と現代が交差する、注目の若手日本舞踊家集団
東京芸術大学・日本舞踊科の卒業生たちによる舞踊家集団・藝○座。日本舞踊を世界へ届けようと、日本の伝統を継承しつつ、新たなエンターテイメント創造を目指し2006年に結成。
敷居が高いイメージのある日本舞踊をより身近に感じてもらうべく、藝○座が掲げるモットーは「まるく・楽しく・わかりやすく」。日本舞踊の新たな可能性とともに、老若男女世代を超え、国境を超え、美しい日本文化をダイナミックな「和楽器オーケストラ」と躍動感溢れるスタイリッシュな舞踊をお見逃しなく。

Date: March 1, 2017

March 4, 2017 – March 4, 2017

Haru Matsuri – Spring Festival

As always, the JCCC and Kobayashi Hall will be colourfully and elaborately decorated to welcome spring’s arrival and the long-awaited close of the winter season.
Festival guests entering the JCCC will be greeted by an elaborate display of Hina Matsuri Dolls.

Haru Matsuri will feature Japanese arts and crafts demonstrations such as Ikebana (flower arranging), Bunka Shishu (embroidery) and Sumi-e (brush painting).
The JCCC offers classes in all of these areas and you can sign up for our Spring programmes.

In addition, there will be many vendor booths selling a wide variety of products.
The JCCC’s martial artists will demonstrate the techniques of “The Way of the Warrior” through Aikido, Judo, Karate, Iaido, Naginata, Kyudo, Shorinji Kempo and Kendo.
For entertainment, there will be odori (traditional Japanese dancing), Koto and Shamisen (traditional Japanese instruments), Taiko (Japanese drumming) and you can also enjoy the “tranquil” moments of a tea ceremony demonstration.

Japanese cuisine will also be available in the food court. So mark your new 2017 calendar as soon as you get it. Then, gather your family and friends and come to the JCCC, and join us as we celebrate the arrival of Spring! Further information will be available in future issues of the newsletter or call 416-441-2345.

Date: Saturday March 4 and Sunday March 5, 2017

Time: 12:00-5:00pm

Start: March 4, 2017
End: March 4, 2017