Coto Japanese Academy May Events Calendar 2018
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Every month we hold cultural and social events for our students and their friends to discover more about Japanese culture, meet new friends and practice Japanese. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Thursday, May 10: Lunch Tour in Kagurazaka
Every month, we organize a lunch tour at one of the many delicious restaurants in Kagurazaka area. This time we’ll enjoy some delicious food at Torijaya! If you want to join us make your reservation now!
Date: Thursday, May 10
Time: 12:30 – 13:50
Meeting Point: Coto Academy 1st Floor
Restaurant: 鳥茶屋 (torijaya)
Limit: Up to 20 people
Menu : Udonsuki
Staff : Ayaka M, M Sasaki
Saturday, May 12 : Imperial Palace East Garden tour
Imperial Palace east garden tour – Transport yourself back in time 250 years when Tokyo was known as Edo. Explore the former site of Edo castle with a guide who can share the mindset and history of samurai culture
Date: Saturday, May 12
Meeting at Otemon gate (大手門前）, It’s near Palace Hotel
Tour guide : Kenta Fukuda / Coto Academy Staff: Mutsuki Sasaki
Wednesday, May 16: Cooking class
There are many ways of preparing Japanese sushi and every month we organize a cooking class for you to learn more about it! This month we introduce the way to make 四海巻き (Shikaimaki). Have fun learning how to cook with us and take up the challenge to create beautiful norimaki for the eye and delicious for your palate!
Date: Wednesday, May 16
Time: 12:40 – 13:50
Location: Coto Academy 1st Floor Room 13
Limit: Up to 10 people
Instructor: Emiko Shimizu (Coto teacher)
Sunday, May 20: Mt. Tsukuba Hiking & Onsen -One-day bus tour
Date: Sunday, May 20
Time: 7:45 – 19:45 (Meeting at 7:45 at Coto Academy 1F )
Place: Mt. Tsukuba Ibaragi prefecture
Participation Fee: 6,500 yen (round trip private bus from Iidabashi, onsen entrance)
Limit: up 42 people
Staff: Ayaka M, Goyu S, Mutsuki S
B.Y.O.: lunch, rain jacket, sunglasses, hiking shoes (jogging shoes are also okay), mats and trash bags (trash can not be discarded and must be taken home) as well as towels for the onsen. Please note that tattooed people might not be able to enter the onsen.
Tuesday, May 23: Calligraphy class
If you are interested in learning how to draw each and every stroke in the Japanese Kanji character, this event is for you! Every month, Coto Academy will hold a calligraphy class. Learn the basics of calligraphy along with the artistic way of writing kanji, you will be practicing on three characters as shown below. The instructor, Wakana Shingae, is a professional calligrapher. Grab this opportunity to experience the traditions of Japan and participate in our calligraphy class!
May’s kanji: 笑 光 虹
Day: Wednesday, May 23
Time: 12:40 – 13:50
Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F Room 13
Fee: 2500 yen
Number of participants: up to 10 people
Instructor: Wakana Shingae