Coto events in August 2016: a Promising Beer Garden!

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Monthly Events at Coto

Coto events in August are so exciting! Lunch Tour, a Beer Garden Party, two Japanese cooking classes, Calligraphy class and… a Sumie class for you to discover Japanese culture. 

Go for Lunch! Kagurazaka area
ランチツアー! 神楽坂

Thursday, August 4th 12:30-13:50 in Kagurazaka


If you like donburi, you will probably love Hitsumabushi. Hitsumabushi is a donburi with three different ways to eat! Of course you can eat it as it is, you can also add soup or different toppings. There are many great restaurants around the Iidabashi-Kagurazaka area, lets go for lunch together! We will recommend some of the good restaurants in the area!

-Date: Thursday, August, 4th
-Time: 12:30~13:50
-Meeting: At 12:30 at Coto Japanese Academy 1F
-Fee: about 1500yen
-Participants: 20
-Place: Restaurant “Shozantei” in Kagurazaka 10 min walk from Coto

Beer Garden Party!

Saturday, August 6th 19:00-21:30 in Nihombashi


What do you do in the summer to beat the heat? Come and enjoy our “Beer Garden Party” ! It will be a lot of fun and practice your Japanese!!!

Date :Saturday, August 6th,2016
Time:19:00-21:30 (Meeting at 18:50 at the rooftop)
Place: Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi main store Main Building 8F Rooftop
Address: 1-4-1 Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku
Transport: Mitsukoshimae Station (Ginza, Hanzomon lines)
Participant fee: 4000yen (food and all you can drink)
Participants: 50 people maximum

Japanese Cooking Class

Wednesday, August 10th 12:40-13:55
August 23rd 12:40-13:55


Did you know that there are various different ways to make sushi? In this event, we will create an oshi-zushi design that is a real eye-pleaser. Once you’ve learned how to make it, it is easy to make this dish at home too. We can create interesting designs based on your ideas! We look forward to seeing you at this event.

-Date: Wednesday, August 10th/ Tuesday, August 23rd 
-Time: 12:40 13:55
-Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
-Fee: 2500yen
-Participants: 9
-Instructor: Emiko Shimizu

Japanese Calligraphy Class

Wednesday, August 17th 12:40-13:55

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 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!

This month Kanji: 祭 涼 夏.

Date: Wednesday, August 17th
-Time: 12:40 13:55
-Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
-Fee: 2500yen
-Number of people: 10
-Instructor: Wakana Shingae

Pera Pera Active Learning Night!
Friday, August 19th 18:30-21:15


Have you heard of the Japanese word “Perapera” ? It is used to describe someone who speaks a language very well! Coto’s Pera Pera Party is the perfect time for you to have a go at conversation in Japanese. Get the chance to practice your speaking with 20 Japanese native speakers and to chat about many topics in Japanese. During English speaking time… it will be your turn to be a teacher!

-Date: Friday, August 19th
-Time: 18:45-21:15
-Place: Coto Japanese Academy  1F
-Fee: 1500yen for Coto students, 2000yen for non students/Japanese
-Number of people: Japanese speakers 20, Non Japanese speakers 20

Japanese Ink Painting Class

Wednesday, August 24th 12:40-13:55


Take a brush and a piece of washi paper and learn how to draw the typical Japanese ink paintings called Sumi-e! Practice this ancient art in the studio of the instructor Honda Yuta-san, whose father was a recognized Sumi-e painter, Honda Toyokuni. Don’t worry if you have never painted with ink and a brush before, the technique of the Sumi-e is easy to familiarize with and you will be able to draw cool paintings on that day! This May, we will practice how to draw bamboo, one of the most basic of Sumi-e painting.

-Date: Wednesday, August 24th
-Time: 12:40 13:55
-Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
-Fee: 2500yen
-Number of people: 10
-Instructor: Toyokuni Honda

Please send your request for participation in Coto events in August to [email protected]!

Coto Japanese 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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