Heritage Department

The JCCC’s Heritage Department strives to introduce the culture, history and legacy of the Japanese Canadians to all Canadians, while creating a tribute to the history of the Nikkei community and their contributions to the building of our nation.

The Heritage Department encompasses:

  • the JCCC’s Moriyama Nikkei Heritage Centre (MNHC) - a multi-use museum space;
  • the JCCC Art Gallery - a contemporary art gallery committed to a multi-disciplinary art program;
  • the JCCC's Archives;
  • Sedai, the Japanese Canadian Legacy Oral History Project.


About the Moriyama Nikkei Heritage Centre


The objectives of the Moriyama Nikkei Heritage Centre include:

To bring the story of Japanese Canadian heritage to a global audience, and link it with the greater narrative of Japanese diaspora for broader awareness To host a variety of programs and activities with an emphasis on education, aimed at both general and specialized audiences.

The MNHC presents and hosts exhibitions, lectures, and cultural activities inspired by both Japan and the Japanese Canadian experience. The MNHC aims to help welcome ijusha (new Canadian) parents, children, and community members through the library's books, multimedia, multi-lingual resources, and related Japanese language activities.