Coto Japanese Academy May Events Calendar 2018

Posted by on April 13, 2018 – Cultural Events
Coto Hiking Trip in 2016

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Monthly Events

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!

Events List

Lunch Tour – 5/10
Imperial Palace East Garden Tour – 5/12
Cooking Class – 5/16
Mt. Tsukuba Hike and Onsen Visit – 5/20
Calligraphy Class – 5/23

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!

Book Appointment from Coubic

Date: Thursday, May 10
Time: 12:30 – 13:50
Meeting Point: Coto Academy 1st Floor
Price: ¥1500
Restaurant: 鳥茶屋 (torijaya)
Limit: Up to 20 people
Menu : Udonsuki
Staff : Ayaka M, M Sasaki

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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

Book Appointment from Coubic

Date: Saturday, May 12
Time: 13:00-15:30
Meeting at Otemon gate (大手門前), It’s near Palace Hotel
Fee: ¥1500
Tour guide : Kenta Fukuda  /  Coto Academy Staff: Mutsuki Sasaki

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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!

Book Appointment from Coubic

Date: Wednesday, May 16
Time: 12:40 – 13:50
Location: Coto Academy 1st Floor Room 13
Price: ¥2500
Limit: Up to 10 people
Instructor: Emiko Shimizu (Coto teacher)

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Sunday, May 20: Mt. Tsukuba Hiking & Onsen -One-day bus tour

Every year in May and November, we hold our day trip bus tours.  This spring, we will be going to Mount Tsukuba in the prefecture of Ibaraki.
A long time ago, Mount Tsukuba was so admired that people often called it, the Mount Fuji equivalent of the east side.  The mountain has 2 peaks, called Nantaisan and Nyotaisan.  Since ancient times, it has been known as a mountain of faith.
The hike up the mountain is about 2 hours and the hike down is about 1 hour and half.  Let’s all climb Mount Tsukuba together!  The trek up Mount Tsukuba is a little bit challenging, so we recommend wearing sneakers or hiking boots.  After the hike, we will go relax in the onsen!  The perfect way to help heal our bodies after a difficult hike.
We will also sing karaoke both ways on our bus!
We hope you will be able to join us for this epic trip!

Book Appointment from Coubic

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.

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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

Book Appointment from Coubic

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

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