Japanese Culture in Ottawa A photo essay by: Hinata Derouin
Culture is the foundation of our history. People’s customs, social behaviours, meals, architecture, clothes and more have developed over time to both create history, but also be created because of that history. Despite holding a large global event bringing in people from around the world like the Olympics, Japanese culture can sometimes be hard to find, especially in spots like Ottawa. Regardless of that difficulty, wisps of Japanese culture can be found hidden throughout the city, signifying the unity of people from across the ocean. As a person of both Canadian and Japanese descent, I searched for the rare presence of Japanese culture in Ottawa and found details to be celebrated.
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