Calendar of Events:
NEW! Ono’s Japanese Cooking Class!
Two different classes. These are NOT sushi classes but
Japanese cooking classes that will be taught in our kitchen!
Saturday January 19 and Saturday, March 2 from
12 Noon-1:30 p.m. Led by renowned sushi chef Sadao Ono,
founder of Edohei Sushi & Japanese Restaurant, this is a
culinary delight because you learn, get to eat what you
make, plus get to eat some of Ono-san’s creations! Each
class will teach different Japanese cooking methods. Cost is
$50 for one class (includes all materials)! Register
by end of day January 14 for the January 19 class, by
February 25 for the March 2 class. Non-member cost is $75.
Yoga at the Centre
Starting Tuesday, January 8 for 10 weeks. Classes
5:30-6:30pm led by Andrea Silver, a highly experienced and
certified Yoga instructor. This is alignment based yoga that
is healthy and safe for all ages. All 10 sessions $100.
Drop-ins are $15 and not guaranteed. We require a minimum of
6 people or the class will not proceed. Non-members $130
this session; drop-in fee $20.
Manitoba Karaoke Club
This group meets on alternate Sunday afternoons starting
January 13 in the afternoons and using its specialized
karaoke equipment sings both traditional and new material.
Newcomers are welcome to join.
SPECIAL WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA NEWS
The WSO is bringing in Nobuyuki Tsujii, a world
renowned blind Japanese pianist for concerts in January. He
will play with the WSO on Friday, January 18 and Saturday,
January 19, and at the University of Winnipeg for the
Virtuosi Concert program on Sunday, January 20th.
Thursday, January 17 there will be a film on his life
shown at the University of Winnipeg with Nobuyuki there for
a Q & A period following the film. The MJCCC will be
hosting a reception after the question & answer period.
The film will run from 7 – 8:30 p.m., the Q & A from 8:30 –
8:45, and the reception from 8:45 to about 9:30 pm. WE will
have a special code soon from the WSO for a ticket discount.
To check on Tokyo born Nobuyuki Tsujii
there’s excellent information on Wikipedia at
Donburi Lunches in 2013
These wonderful lunches return on Fridays starting
January 18 at 12 Noon until 1:30(ish) p.m.
Dine in or take out. Reservations
recommended for groups over 6. We provide free
delivery within 5km of the Centre for large orders (over
8 people). Choose from such delights as Shrimp or
Beef & Vegetable Donburi, Pork Tonkatsu Donburi, Salmon
and Chicken Bentos, Assorted sushi and Special Sushi,
soup and salad and other goodies. Each lunch is
different from the next. Full schedule: January
18; February 1 & 15; March 1 & 15 April 12 & 26.
Movie Night – Saturday, February 23–
A full-length feature film with a Japanese style snack bar!
English subtitles. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.; Movie starts at
6 p.m. at the Centre. The movie is Zatoichi–The Blind
duels, wit and a touch of zen! Cult anti-hero Zatoichi is
back in a sword-fighting adventure written, directed, and
starring Takeshi Kitano.
Admission by donation.
CUISINE NIGHT– Saturday, May 4
Our Fall Cuisine was a roaring success, both from
attendance and from happy eaters! This culinary delight
is a popular evening at the Centre because it is all you
and many of you do exactly that – eat all you can! And
who can blame you with that line-up of food – salmon
teriyaki, chicken teriyaki, shrimp tempura, vegetable
tempura, chow mein, gyoza, sushi, suno-mono and so much
more! The mouth waters just reading this, doesn’t it?
Tickets are $32 per person BUT if you buy before April
27 they cost $28! On sale likely in mid-March.
UDON SALE Saturday March 9
- Yummy noodle time! Late morning into early afternoon.
Details TBA but expect to be able to eat, browse and take
NEW! EYES ON JAPAN LECTURE SERIES
A presentation of the Manitoba Japanese Canadian Cultural
Centre Language School
Lecture #1: Taking the Plunge – Kiyomizu-dera
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 6:30 p.m. at the Centre.
Japan is a
sensory delight for residents and visitors alike. There are
literally thousands of places to see and explore, steeped in
tradition and history. These sights, sounds, smells and
tastes provide a distinctive link to the past, and provide
lessons for the future. In this, the first of a planned
series of free lectures aimed at students of Japan and the
Japanese language, as well as the public at large, we
connect to this grand history in a visual and visceral way.
The lecture series will also be of interest to anyone simply
curious about Japan and its people.
is an independent
temple in eastern
Kiyomizu means clear water, or pure water.
The temple is a
UNESCO World Heritage
site. The temple was founded in 798, and its present
buildings were constructed in 1633. There is not a single
nail used in the entire structure. It takes its name from
the waterfall within the complex, which runs off the nearby
expression "to jump off the stage at Kiyomizu" is the
Japanese equivalent of the
expression "taking the plunge". This
refers to an
tradition that held that, if one were to survive a 13m jump
from the stage, one's wish would be granted. Two hundred
thirty-four jumps were recorded in the Edo period and, of
those, about 85 % survived. The practice is now prohibited
main hall is the Otowa waterfall, where three channels of
water fall into a pond. Visitors can catch and drink the
water, which is believed to have wish-granting powers. This
is both our lecture beginning and stopping off point. This
is also a landmark event for the MJCCC Language School as
the three presenters are from three separate educational
institutions that have previously not worked together on one
theme such as this. Their experience and knowledge will
provide for a highly informative evening that will be of
interest to anyone curious about Japan and Japanese culture
Assistant Professor, Religion & Culture – University of
Japanese intellectual, social, and cultural history;
Japanese language; Japanese religion; East Asian cultural
foundations; pre-modern Asian civilizations.
Associate Professor and Director, Asian Studies Centre –
University of Manitoba.
Research and Teaching Interests:
Japanese literature and theatre; Japanese folk performing
arts; Japanese popular Culture.
Instructor, Religion & Culture-
University of Winnipeg; Coordinator, MJCCC Language School..
Teaching and Research interests: Japanese Language
and Culture; History of acceptance of Western music in
Japan; Women and Western Music in Japan.
Additional lecture topics under consideration for this
series include Japanese Movies, Japanese Ceremonies and the
Music of Japan. The public is welcome to attend, but seating
will be limited to 100.