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Natsu Matsuri 2023

17th Annual NM-2022 (July 9th)!

Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: 250 Somerset St. E, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6V6
Cost: Free


Mooshu (Outdoors)
La brasserie San-Ô Saké (Indoors) 
Thé Sakao (Indoors) 
Tokusen (Indoors) 
Wa Modern Creations (Indoors)

*Some performers and locations of participants may change according to operational needs.

The Embassy of Japan in Canada

The Embassy of Japan in Canada, located in Ottawa, has been a close partner to JETAA Ottawa throughout the years. We are thankful for all their support and their continued collaboration for Natsu Matsuri and other events organized by JETAA Ottawa.

Ottawa Japanese Community Association (OJCA)

Ottawa Japanese Community Association is a non-profit organization established in 1976. Their mission includes maintaining and sharing the Japanese cultural heritage of the Japanese and Japanese Canadian communities in the Ottawa. For more information, consult OJCA’s webiste!

Budo Yoseikan Aikido

Practice empty-handed or with weapons, Yōseikan Budō or Yōseikan Aikidō is a form of martial art developed by Minori Mochizuki. Budo Yoseikan Aikido has performed at JETAA Ottawa’s Natsu Matsuri in the past, offering demonstration to the public and teaching about the technique directly to the people of Ottawa.

Budo Yoseikan Aikido has a dojo in Gatineau as well as the University of Ottawa.

Ottawa Kyudo Association

The Ottawa Kyudo Association aims to make kyudo an integral piece of Ottawa’s diverse culture and community; to promote the virtues of discipline, modesty, gentleness, self-restraint and reflection through kyudo and help others realize these qualities in their own lives; and to use kyudo to help others create well-being, train the body, and bring enhancement and cultivation to their lives.

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Kochi Yosakoi Ambassador KIZUNA International Team with KDC Ottawa

「Kochi Yosakoi Ambassador KIZUNA International Team」aims to promote Yosakoi in various countries worldwide and achieve international exchange under the guidance of Kochi Prefectural Governor certified ‘Yosakoi Ambassadors’ Emiko Tanaka and Takako Segawa.

Ottawa Japanese Language School

Located in the central region of Ottawa, the Ottawa Japanese Language School caters to students of all skill levels from beginners through to advanced, and all ages from kindergarten students through to adults.


Knifewear’s Knife Store (Hamono-ya) opened in 2008 in Calgary. More than a knife shop, they also offer expert knife knowledge, after-sale support and they love to share their passion for knives. Knifewear is a regular exhibitor at JETAA Ottawa’s Natsu Matsuri and we are happy to see this collaboration continue online with DIGI-AKI Matsuri.

Knifewear has stores in Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Edmonton.

La brasserie San-Ô

“Koji Soupe” and its sister brand “Koji Labo” were started during the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, by Noriko and Yota Suzuki, two immigrants from Japan. They are committed to bringing high-quality Koji products (specialty rice) to the restaurants, markets and consumers of Eastern Canada.

Mooshu Ice Cream & Kitchen

Each ice cream flavour at Moo Shu is thoughtfully dreamed up and made in small batches. We love to collaborate with Ottawa’s talented farmers, brewers, jam makers and roasters, to name a few, offering flavours that are memorable in their novelty, nostalgia, and ability to highlight our local ecology.
We also work hard to treat our customers with enthusiasm and care that you won’t find anywhere else. We put our hearts into creating one-of-kind small-batch ice cream and we are equally committed to creating the most supportive and inclusive work environment in the industry.

Ikebana International

The objective of the Ottawa Centennial Chapter is to stimulate, cultivate, and perpetuate the study of Ikebana, and related arts and culture throughout the world. We do this locally by demonstrations and public exhibitions, as well as strenghten relationships among teachers and students of Ikebana through the adopted motto:

Friendship through flowers”

Wa Modern Creations

At Wa Modern Creations, you will find one-of-a-kind art, home decor and accessories made from vintage kimonos that are up to 90 years old. We try to choose kimonos that offer a unique design with a modern twist. All crafted items are handmade in our sewing studio in Ottawa, Ontario. It gives me great joy to upcycle these forgotten gems and give them a second chance to be appreciated and enjoyed in other parts of the world.

Sakao Japanese Tea/ Thé Sakao

Reina Sakao, quatrième génération de maison de thé au Japon est née dans une famille de thé. Son arrière-grand-père a commencé à exporter du thé à l’extérieur du Japon durant l’ère Meiji. Depuis, sa famille se dédie à offrir du thé vert Japonais authentique tant au Japon qu’à l’étranger. La famille Sakao continue fièrement de préserver ses savoirs et ses méthodes exclusives de traitement des feuilles de thé depuis plus de cent ans. Sa mission, telle que elle la voit, est non seulement de faire découvrir la culture du thé mais aussi la culture japonaise plus largement.


Founded by a couple longing for quality Japanese products, Tokusen’s mission is to select the best products from Japan’s terroir, to highlight the know-how of its craftspeople and to make their work accessible to all.

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Soyarie Inc.

Located in Gatineau, this tofu shop came from humble beginnings with tofu maker Koichi beginning his adventure in a small apartment kitchen. Soyarie operates on values customer satisfaction, concern for public health and public interests.

Asked about what he is most proud of in his company’s history Koichi responded, “when a stranger approached me and said, ‘Your tofu is the best’; that is the time I felt rewarded and proud of our company”.As Soyarie moves into the future, the same values remain true: insistence on high quality and commitment to its customers to define its progress.