Heritage

Based out of the JCCC’s Nikkei Heritage Resource Centre, the JCCC Heritage Committee strives to introduce the culture, history and legacy of the Japanese Canadians to all Canadians, while creating a tribute to the history of the Nikkei community and their contributions to the building of our nation. Heritage activities serve as an important focal point for the community.

Through my experiences at JCCC Heritage events, I have reconnected with the community. I look forward to hearing the unique stories of the Nisei and eating the food of my childhood.

- Ann Ashley

main hall

Moriyama Nikkei Heritage Centre

The Moriyama Nikkei Heritage Centre (MNHC) is an approximately 9,000 square foot cultural and educational hub, concentrating the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre's cultural and heritage resources, as well as exhibitions, in a centralized location on the Centre's first floor. The Moriyama Nikkei Heritage Centre includes an exhibition space, gallery, library, traditional tearoom, and the administrative offices of the JCCC.

The objectives of the Moriyama Nikkei Heritage Centre include:

In a global political climate that continues to vilify members of various races, ethnicities, and cultures, it is essential that the MNHC share the history, legacy, and implicit lessons of the Japanese Canadian community with all Canadians in order to demonstrate the dangers of cultural intolerance and the global benefit of understanding.

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