Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre -
Nikkei Heritage Museum

The Moriyama Nikkei Heritage Museum at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, we are proud to announce the creation of the Moriyama Nikkei Heritage Museum: a permanent museum, exhibition space and archive to preserve and celebrate the proud history of our Japanese Canadian community.

The Moriyama Nikkei Heritage Museum expansion will transform 9,000 square feet at the heart of the JCCC's first floor into a dedicated cultural and educational corridor, bringing together the Centre's cultural and heritage resources and exhibitions. Construction will begin in the fall of 2012 with completion set for 2013, our 50th anniversary.

The project will include the following:

MUSEUM - a permanent exhibition space with artifacts, multi-media and interactive displays tracing the history of the community from its roots in Japan, through settlement and internment, and finally to resettlement and the modern community

NIKKEI RESOURCE CENTRE - a centre for research and archiving of community history as well as seminars and workshops

JCCC LIBRARY - a multi-lingual collection of books and media designed to bring together pre- and post-war Nikkei, their families and children, and our many friends of non-Japanese ancestry

TEA ROOM - a space central to our new tea ceremony program as well as the Discover Japan program and the 15,000 school children it attracts annually

The museum will be a proud celebration of our history and will introduce our legacy to the JCCC's 200,000+ annual visitors. The history of the community, with its startling incidents of persecution and ultimate vindication and evolution into one of Canada's most respected and accomplished communities, is an inspiration for all Canadians.

The Moriyama Nikkei Heritage Museum will also act as a gateway, welcoming Ijusha, new Japanese immigrants, to the community. To that end, displays will feature content in Japanese in addition to English.

We hope to see everyone at the opening of one of the most exciting and important initiatives in our 50-year history.


Become a Friend of the Moriyama Nikkei Heritage Museum

Friends of the Moriyama Nikkei Heritage Museum is a unique opportunity for you and your family to become a part of Nikkei history at the JCCC. Your gift will support the creation and ongoing operation of the museum.

How would you like your legacy to read? You can dedicate an inscription to any individual, couple, group, or organization.

Cost: Individual or Couple: $500 per inscription

"Manzo Nagano"
"Rick and Mariko Jones"

Group or Organization: $2,000 per inscription

"JCCC Judo Kai"
"ABC Canada-Japan Corporation"


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Make an online donation

Online Donation Instructions

Online payments are for full payment only. Please specify that your donation is for the Moriyama Nikkei Heritage Museum in the message section.
If you would like more information regarding payment by installments, please contact the JCCC.

Each inscription is limited to 42 characters including spaces and punctuation in English and/or Japanese. English only inscriptions can be entered in the comments section of the online donation tool. Any inscriptions that include Japanese characters must be sent separately by email jccc@jccc.on.ca. The JCCC reserves the right to approve any wording.

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Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON, M3C 1Z5
(416) 441-2345