Upcoming Events

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, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Ticket: $10 (JCCC Member); $12 (General)

Date: February 23, 2017

February 25, 2017

JCCC Karaoke Club

JCCC KARAOKE Meets twice a month, Saturday evenings at 7:00pm.  Enjoy learning and singing new songs and make new friends.

Please call Bob Nishikawa at (416) 984-4111 for more information.

Date: February 25, 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

Haru Matsuri – Spring Festival

The JCCC will be opening their doors to everyone as they celebrate a fun weekend filled with activities, entertainment and exhibits all associated with the many festivals celebrated across Japan in the Spring!!

This year we are excited to be focusing some of our activities on the theme of Anime. From Astro Boy to Pokemon; from Studio Ghibli to Disney; from books to films and toys; anime has a presence across the world. It is an art form that inspires creativitiy as well as fanatical devotion and the JCCC hopes to explore some of these facets during our festival. Haru Matsuri will also include Japanese arts and crafts demonstrations such as Ikebana (flower arranging), Bunka Shishu (embroidery), Sumi-e (brush painting) and more.

The JCCC’s martial artists will demonstrate the techniques of “The Way of the Warrior” through Aikido, Karate, Jodo, Iaido, Naginata, Kyudo and Kendo. For entertainment, there will be odori (traditional Japanese dancing) by JCCC traditional dance groups Ayame-Kai, Himawari Buyo Kai and Sakura-Kai, Koto and Shamisen by the Kiri Koto Ensemble and Taiko (Japanese drumming). Japanese cuisine will also be available in the food court.

As always, the JCCC entrance will feature an elaborate display of intricate Hina Matsuri Dolls. For a small fee visitors can have the opportunity to dress in traditional costume then head on over to the display to take their own photos. Gather your family and friends and come to the JCCC, and join us as we celebrate the arrival of Spring!

Date: Saturday March 4 and Sunday March 5, 2017

Time: 12:00-5:00pm

Admission: 
Family $14 (2 adults/2 children), 
Adults $6, 
Children (5 -16 yrs) $4, 
Seniors (over 65), $4 
JCCC Members and Under 5 yrs free

Date: March 4, 2017

March 5, 2017

Haru Matsuri – Spring Festival

The JCCC will be opening their doors to everyone as they celebrate a fun weekend filled with activities, entertainment and exhibits all associated with the many festivals celebrated across Japan in the Spring!!

This year we are excited to be focusing some of our activities on the theme of Anime. From Astro Boy to Pokemon; from Studio Ghibli to Disney; from books to films and toys; anime has a presence across the world. It is an art form that inspires creativitiy as well as fanatical devotion and the JCCC hopes to explore some of these facets during our festival. Haru Matsuri will also include Japanese arts and crafts demonstrations such as Ikebana (flower arranging), Bunka Shishu (embroidery), Sumi-e (brush painting) and more.

The JCCC’s martial artists will demonstrate the techniques of “The Way of the Warrior” through Aikido, Karate, Jodo, Iaido, Naginata, Kyudo and Kendo. For entertainment, there will be odori (traditional Japanese dancing) by JCCC traditional dance groups Ayame-Kai, Himawari Buyo Kai and Sakura-Kai, Koto and Shamisen by the Kiri Koto Ensemble and Taiko (Japanese drumming). Japanese cuisine will also be available in the food court.

As always, the JCCC entrance will feature an elaborate display of intricate Hina Matsuri Dolls. For a small fee visitors can have the opportunity to dress in traditional costume then head on over to the display to take their own photos. Gather your family and friends and come to the JCCC, and join us as we celebrate the arrival of Spring!

Date: Saturday March 4 and Sunday March 5, 2017

Time: 12:00-5:00pm

Admission:
Family $14 (2 adults/2 children),
Adults $6,
Children (5 -16 yrs) $4,
Seniors (over 65), $4
JCCC Members and Under 5 yrs free

 

Date: March 5, 2017

March 6, 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. March 06, 2017
Menu: Tempura
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: March 6, 2017 7:00 pm
End: March 6, 2017 7:00 pm

March 11, 2017

JCCC Karaoke Club

JCCC KARAOKE Meets twice a month, Saturday evenings at 7:00pm.  Enjoy learning and singing new songs and make new friends.

Please call Bob Nishikawa at (416) 984-4111 for more information.

Date: March 11, 2017

March 13, 2017 – March 13, 2017

March Break Kamp Kodomo

Don’t miss out on the all the March Break fun at the JCCC!!!
Kamp Kodomo is returning for another week filled with cultural activities. Our March Break camp features many favourite activities including martial arts and an off-site trip.

The camp operates from 9:00am to 4:30pm from Monday March 13 to Friday March 17.

Fees for this program are $220 per child for a 5-day session and JCCC members are just $195 per child.

If you register before Friday January 23, 2017 you are eligible for the early bird pricing of just $200 per child!
If you have more than one child to register, the 2nd (or more) child from the same family will receive a 5% discount (sorry, this discount is not available for early bird pricing).
Extended camp care is available from 8:00am to 9:00 am and from 4:30pm to 6:00pm with an additional cost of $35.
*Camp fees cover all materials, two nutritional snacks per day, and a special activity.  Campers are required to bring a lunch and drink.

Registration deadline is Friday March 3, 2017 and Kamp Kodomo’s maximum attendance is 20 children.

For more information or to register, please consult the enclosed flyer, call 416-441-2345 or check the website at www.jccc.on.ca.

Start: March 13, 2017
End: March 13, 2017