I feel like it wouldn’t be much of an exaggeration to say that taiko players love food and if you spend enough time volunteering with Arashi Daiko, you will develop a surprisingly large array of Japanese food making skills! // Je crois que ça ne serait pas une exagération de dire que les joueurs de taiko adorent la nourriture et si vous passez suffisamment de temps à faire du bénévolat avec Arashi Daiko, vous développerez un nombre étonnamment grand de compétences de fabrication de mets japonais!

This past weekend was an example of this as Sandra shared her well tested family recipe for roppo-yaki, or six-sided grilled manju – a delicious anko-filled buttery cookie cube! We made just over 200 of the yummy treats to be sold at next weekend’s JCCCM Fall Bazaar. Come early so you don’t miss out, these are sure to sell quickly! 🙂 // Ce week-end passé était un exemple de ça. Sandra a partagé sa recette familiale bien testée pour les Roppo-yaki, ou manju grillée à six faces – un délicieux biscuit au beurre en forme de cube rempli d’anko! Nous avons fait un peu plus de 200 de ces délicieuses gâteries qui seront vendues lors du Bazaar d’automne du CCCJM. Arrivez tôt afin de ne pas les manquer! Ils sont sûrs de vendre rapidement! 🙂

Japanese Fall Bazaar at the JCCCM

BazaarHi everyone,

This is a quick update to let you know about the upcoming Japanese Fall Bazaar that will take place at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Center of Montreal (JCCCM) this coming Saturday, November 21st from 11am to 4pm. Please drop by to try some Japanese food and baked goods that you can enjoy in our tea room or take home, and enjoy the opportunity to purchase various Japanese items, books and raffle tickets all in support of the JCCCM! A brief ceremony celebrating the opening of the newly renovated and beautiful Labrecque Hall will also take place Saturday.

As for Arashi, we have been busy volunteering at the recent Mochitsuki, giving workshops and making manju for the upcoming Fall Bazaar and we are very grateful to all students and friends that have also contributed time and energy to events that help support the JCCCM. Thank you!

Our performance season has pretty much wrapped up for 2015, but we are back in training, brushing up pieces for next year’s performance season. We look forward to seeing you at the bazaar and during the 2016 performance season!

Arashi Daiko