Japanese Community Events

Ottawa Welcomes the World: Japan Festival
Lansdowne Park, Horticulture Building
Sunday, October 15th

Event Flyer

The Embassy of Japan, along with over 45 different cultural groups, performers, companies, and governmental
organizations, is organizing "Japan Festival" as part of "Ottawa Welcomes the World 2017" to celebrate the 150th
anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Indulge yourself in Japanese culture through an exciting line-up of local and
visiting performers all the way from Japan. Experience a diverse range of cultural activities. Explore many products
and services at interactive information booths. Savour delightful Japanese delicacies, including our national beverage
“sake”. We promise you an exciting and unforgettable experience!

Past Events

Film Screening: British Museum Presents: Hokusai
at Cineplex Theatres
June 25th and 28th, 2017

Cineplex Events is pleased to present British Museum Presents: Hokusai as part of its In The Gallery series that gives audiences an inside look at the world’s greatest works of art and art exhibitions. In Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave, art lovers can discover and experience the beautiful and sublime work of Katsushika Hokusai, regarded as Japan’s most famous and influential artist.
More Details and Tickets Here

Poetry Night with Sonia Saikaley
at Octopus Books
116 Third Avenue, Ottawa ON
July 12, 2017, 7 p.m.

Poetry Night with Sonia Saikaley to celebrate her new book, A Samurai Pink House. There will also be a traditional Japense music performace by Ryoko Itabashi, and two other local poets, Claudia Radmore and Guy Simser, will also be reading from their books. More Details Here

Spirit of Budo
at the Embassy of Japan in Canada
255 Sussex Drive, Ottawa ON
April 26 to May 16, 2017

Samurai and Japanese martial arts exhibit, featuring samurai equipment and weekend demonstrations. More Details Here

Nature Tastes - Sake!
Hosted by Canadian Museum of Nature
April 1, 2017
More Details Here

Ikebana International: Origins Exhibition
March 30 to April 2, 2017
More Details Here

Taiko Lessons and Workshop with Oto-Wa Taiko
Workshop: March 26th, 2017, 9am-noon
Classes: Thursdays, April 6th to June 15th, 8:15-10:15pm
More Details Here