Coto’s events in January 2016

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Monthly Events at Coto

We are going to be holding some really fun events this January, take a look below!

Go for Lunch! Kagurazaka area

Thursday, January 7th 12:30-13:50 in Kagurazaka

Let’s go for lunch together and explore the Iidabashi-Kagurazaka district! We will advise you about some of the top restaurants in the area and bring you to the very nice Shozantei restaurant. Why don’t you try the Hitsumabushi, a kind of donburi with 3 ways to taste it! You can enjoy the rice and the meat as it is, or try your dish with various toppings and finally, add a lightly seasoned soup and eat it all together!

  • Date: Thursday, January 7th
  • Time: 12:30~13:50
  • Meeting: At 12:30 at Coto Japanese Academy 1F
  • Fee: 1500yen
  • Number of people: 18
  • Place: Restaurant “Shozantei” in Kagurazaka 8 min walk from Coto



Special Cooking Class

Saturday, January 16th 11:00-13:30  in Yotsuya 

Why not learn Japanese home cooking with a professional instructor? Which Japanese dish do you prefer? Did you try to cook something before? This year, we will open a special cooking class to offer you the chance to learn how to cook the famous Teriyaki chicken, tamagoyaki and healthy miso soup. Do not miss the chance to learn how to prepare popular Japanese dishes!

-Date: Saturday, January 16th
-Time: 11:00-13:30 (please be present at 10:50)
-Place: Kitchen Patia 3 minutes from Yotsuya Station
-Fee: 5000yen (Coto member discount! The regular price is 6000yen)
-Number of people: 30 (at least 20 participants needed to take place)
-Professional Cooking Instructor: Chikako Yamamoto (She will use Japanese and English in the class)
Please see her information at Daidokoro de Bistro by Chikako Yamamoto
teriyaki chicken

 ◆We will be cooking these popular dishes
-Teriyaki chicken
-Rolled omelet (Dashimaki tamago)
-Tofu and wakame miso soup
-Spinach with sesame seasoning (Gomaae)
-Pickled Chinese cabbage with yuzu flavor
-Rice (Gohan)

Japanese Calligraphy Class

Tuesday, January 19th 12:40-13:55 in Coto Japanese Academy 1F

Have you ever tried Japanese calligraphy? Wakana Shingae, a professional shodo artist will join us to teach a special Japanese calligraphy class. The class will consist of a basic introduction to Japanese calligraphy and we will practice writing three seasonal Kanji characters. Then, you can write one of the Kanji characters using a special calligraphy board and take it home as a souvenir!

-Date: Tuesday, January 19th
-Time: 12:40-13:55
-Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
-Fee: 2500yen
-Number of people: 9
-Instructor: Wakana Shingae

1月の漢字: 新 迎 笑
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New Year’s Party – Standing bar night

Friday, January 22nd 19:40 – 23:00 
Let’s celebrate 2016 together in a nice standing bar of Iidabashi! Everyone is welcome, friends and family, let’s all have a nice night and kanpai after work!
Date: Friday, January 22nd
Time: 19:40-23:00
Place: Standing Bar “Rupo” in Iidabashi. 5 min walk from Coto Japanese Academy
Address: 1F, 3-3-11, Iidabashi chiyoda-ku
Fee: No charge, Beer/ Glass of wine 430yen〜/ cocktail 540yen

Special tour! Discover the culture of sento & Japanese bath!

During the tour, you will not enter the bath

When thinking about Japanese baths, you have certainly heard about onsens. But do you know the wonderful culture of Japanese sento? Those public baths are not only renowned for their health and relaxation benefits, but also for their incredible artwork! Stephanie, a French specialist who recently became a sento ambassador, has created the perfect tour for Coto students to explore the prettiest sentos, meet their owners and take pictures! It is a unique chance for you to discover a culture that even Japanese are not aware of!

Let’s meet in Ootaku to have a tour of 2 sentos: after a short explanation of the sento culture, you will be able to ask questions to their owners and discover more about their lives, to see the machinery and to take rare pictures!

☆After the tour, the participants willing to enjoy hot bath will be welcome to go to a third sentô☆

Discover Stephanie on her instagram

Sunday, January 24th 12:00 – 14:00 
-Date: Saturday, January 24th
-Time: 12:00 – 14:00
-Place: Hasunuma station (please be present at 11:50)
-Fee: 2500 yen
-Number of people: 20
-Guide: Stephanie Crohin, Sento ambassador, WEBSITE
☆ Those willing to enter the bath can rent a towel for 50 yens or bring their own towel. Sentos provide soap and shampoo.

stephanie If you are interested in joining these events, please email us at [email protected]

Coto Japanese Academy is a unique Japanese Language School in Iidabashi Tokyo, we offer relaxed and fun conversational lessons for all levels of Japanese learner. Coto Japanese Academy prides itself on its community atmosphere and fun lessons that focus on creation of opportunities to speak and learn Japanese. If you are interested in studying Japanese in Tokyo – please visit our contact page here.


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