The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) has multiple spaces dedicated to exhibitions and programming showcasing artistic and cultural practices of Canadian and International artists of Japanese descent and of the larger Asian community. With over 10,000 art and artefacts in the JCCC's collection, visitors will experience the best of art and cultural heritage of the Japanese Canadians throughout the Cultural Centre.
The Moriyama Nikkei Heritage Centre (MNHC) is a multi-use museum space that houses the JCCC's permanent exhibition, 5 Generations. Located in the epicenter of the cultural centre, the MNHC is the hub of the JCCC's heritage programming.
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.