Shinnen Kai 2022

Shinnen Kai 2022

Celebrate New Year’s Day the Japanese way - with a feast!

Unfortunately, we will still not be able to hold our Annual Shinnen Kai gathering again this year.

We are currently working with Chef Ishii of Toriichi Catering to develop a specially prepared bento to be available for pick up.

This bento will include many of the osechi ryori favourites from our Shinnen Kai that are traditional to eat on New Year’s Day.

Osechi ryori items are eaten to bring the person a special wish for the New Year. Some of the items that may be included are: Datemaki (sweet egg roll) - for scholarship and learning Kuro mame (sweet black beans) – for health Ebi (shrimp) – for longevity Kobu maki (Kelp roll) – for happiness Kuri kinton (Chestnut puree) – for wealth

And so much more!

Bento pick up will be at the JCCC on the afternoon of Friday December 31, 2021.

The bento will be prepared without rice so that you will be able to refrigerate it and can eat it on Saturday January 1, 2022.

This special edition Shinnen Kai bento will be $55 plus HST and only be available in limited quantities. 



The JCCC is excited to announce that all who have purchased a bento will have the opportunity to view Alice Shin’s short film, “Haru’s New Year.” 

Haru’s New Year

New year, new country, new school. Haru has a lot to adjust to in Canada let alone figuring out how to make new friends while still missing the ones she left behind in

Japan. When Haru learns about her weird classmate Frances who doesn’t often appear at school, she wonders more about this mysterious person. ’Haru's New Year' is a short film about isolation, solitude, and hope in a new land.


Film will be available here from 4:00 pm on Friday December 31 to 4:00 pm on Saturday January 1.  Passwords will be distributed with the bento.



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