shapeimage_1Welcome to the website of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal (JCCCM). Formally established as a non-profit, community organization in 1975, the JCCCM serves as a meeting point for the Japanese Canadian community as well as for all those interested in Japanese culture in the Greater Montreal Area. In particular, the Centre provides a focal point where the unique history and cultural heritage of the Montreal Japanese Canadian community can be sustained, promoted, and shared by all, irrespective of cultural background. With the changing demographic nature of the community, particularly the influx of immigration from Japan (from post-war to the present) as well as a large interest from individuals of non-Japanese heritage, the JCCCM also offers and supports a variety of cultural, educational, social, and recreational activities to promote and develop a spirit of mutual understanding, appreciation, and cooperation between all facets of our diverse community as well as with the general public.

Opening Hours

The JCCCM’s office hours are Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.

The regular Library Hours


<MOCHI TSUKI : Saturday, November 9>

To place your mochi order ($5/ lb.), please contact JCCCM with your name, phone number and number of Mochi weight (lb)  at 514-728-1996 or centrejaponais@bellnet.ca Order deadline: November 2, 2019


We require many volunteers for a number of tasks: rice washing, equipment installation, mochi preparations, food serving, help to cook volunteer meals etc. ALL volunteers must register, using this form, at least 12 hours prior to their desired shift(s). This is applicable particularly for Saturday Nov.9, as we may not be able to guarantee that you will receive a snack and/or meal coupon. In addition, all registered volunteers, upon sign-in at their shift, will receivea chance to win a pair of Montreal Canadiens hockey tickets (November 12 game). As a bonus, those who register to volunteer on Tuesday Nov. 5, Thursday Nov. 7, Friday Nov.8 and/or Sunday Nov.10, will receive 2 chances each, to win the tickets. There are a limited number of places per shift.
We are really counting on your help and support!


<MOVIE SCREENING “Wolf Children”: Sunday, October 20 at 4:30pm>

2012 Japanese anime film directed and co-written by Mamoru Hosoda. In Japanese with English subtitles. Donations are appreciated for entry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZpWdYruu48

<Kimono Bazaar: Saturday, October 26, 2 pm – 5 pm >

The JCCCM will hold its 4th Kimono Bazaar. You can also enjoy freshly made wagashi (Japanese sweets) and matcha at the Tea corner. Free entry. 

***Looking for Vendors: If you’re interested, please let us know.****
***Kimono donations welcome!: Donations of kimono, Obi and kimono accessories are welcomed. You can drop them off anytime during office hour. Thank you for your generosity. ****

<Natto, Miso & Koji workshops registration>

The popular workshops by Mr. Masaki Endo (aka Natto sensei) are held in November. Register before October 13. For details, click here. 


We’re pleased announce that our current members, upon presentation of their membership card, can benefit from discounts at various businesses around town. We’re adding new participants regularly, so check Member Benefits page  often! 

<”Kaiwa” Language exchange: Sunday, October 20, 2 pm – 4 pm>

To participate, we request a donation of minimum $2 (minimum $1 for members). Hope to see you there! For about this exchange group, click here

<Knife sharpening service: Monday, October 21, 10 am – noon>

Due to popular demands, we only can accept up to 2 knives per person. Fees for this service: $10/knife for JCCCM member, $15/knife for non-member. For details, click here.

 <Kimono Workshop: Monday, October 28, 10 am – noon>

 Bring your Yukata or Kimono along with the accessories. For details, click here.


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