Manju Fundraiser…submit your orders now (package of 8 for $10)!

Since we can’t have you all join us at our Annual Japanese Cultural Fair this fall, we thought we would bring the sweet taste of Japan to you. As promised, we bring you the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society’s (VNCS) first Manju Fundraiser!

The manju will be sold in packages of eight (8). Each package will contain:

4 mochi manju – 2 filled with red bean paste, 2 filled with white bean paste

4 yaki manju – 2 filled with red bean paste, 2 filled with white bean paste

How to order

Each package of manju costs $10.00.

Step 1 – Send email to including the following information:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Preferred method of contact (email, phone, text) This information will only be used to confirm your order and if we need to contact you about your order, payment or pick-up.
  • Number of packages

Step 2 – Send your payment via e-transfer to If you are unable to pay by e-transfer, please let us know when placing your order.

Step 3 – You will receive a confirmation of your order and payment using your preferred method of contact.

Step 4 – Pick up your order on Saturday, November 27, 2021 between 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Full pick-up details (e.g., parking, mask requirements) will be provided with your order confirmation.

Step 5 – Enjoy your manju!

Manju pick-up

Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Hall
1110 Caledonia Avenue (corner of Cook Street and across from Royal Athletic Park)

Volunteers needed!

Volunteers are needed to help prepare and package the manju. Whether you’re someone who has never made manju before or an experienced manju-maker, we’d be pleased to have you join us on any of the following days:

  • Thursday, November 25, 2021 – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Friday, November 26, 2021 – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 27, 2021 – 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

If you are able to volunteer, please let us know by email.

Covid-19 precautions
A Communicable Disease Prevention plan will be in place for the preparation, packaging, and pick-up of the manju at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Hall.

All volunteers participating in the preparation, packaging, and pick-up will be required to follow Covid-19 precautions. In addition to confirming absence of illness or symptoms, volunteers will be required to:

  • Be fully vaccinated
  • wear a mask at all times
  • maintain physical distancing
  • ensure proper hand and surface hygiene.

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VNCS Manju Fundraiser – COMING SOON!

As you may know, we have decided not to hold the annual Japanese Cultural Fair this fall due to ongoing uncertainties with the Covid-19 Delta variant, but fear not! We are planning a Mochi Manju and Yaki Manju sale and fundraiser soon. Pre-order and pick up information will be coming soon to your inbox. You may not be able to experience the sights and sounds of the fair but you will be able to experience the taste and will be back in 2022 better than ever!

2021 Obon Grave Washing a huge success!

Volunteers at the 2021 Grave Washing.

Thank you so much to all of the wonderful volunteers who were able to come and make this year’s grave washing an amazing success. Although the forecast was for quite warm weather, as is typical at Ross Bay Cemetery, it was quite windy and cool. We had a great group of around 25 volunteers clean all of the graves of early the Japanese pioneers and Japanese-Canadians buried there. In addition so many flowers were donated that we even had some left over. Arigatou gozaimashita!

Membership Renewal Reminder


Have you renewed your VNCS membership yet? ($10 for individual, $15 for family)
There are 3 ways to renew your membership:

  • e-transfer to  (Please make sure you write your name clearly) and please send your name/details to in a separate email so we can keep the database up to date.
  • Online with PayPal  at here or
  • Mail a cheque payable to Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society to 4401 Tremblay Drive, Victoria BC, V8N 4W6



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