Coto's events in July, 2016: Try a Japanese Sword!

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Monthly Events at Coto

Coto events in July are so promising! Lunch Tour, Calligraphy Class, a Special Kyushu Night and… a Japanese Sword Experience!

Lunch Tour in Kagurazaka ランチツアー in 神楽坂


Thursday, July 7th 12:30-13:50

It’s the time of the month again for our lunch tour! This month, we will be heading to a restaurant named “Shozantei”, located in Kagurazaka, just a 8 minutes walk from of our academy! Seize this opportunity to explore Iidabashi and experience eating in a traditional Japanese setting restaurant and enjoy their Hitsumabushi with 3 different ways of eating!

Thursday, July 7th
Time: 12:30~13:50
Meeting: At 12:30 at Coto Japanese Academy 1F
Place: Restaurant “Shozantei” in Kagurazaka 8 minutes walk from Coto Japanese Academy
Number of participants: 18 with two Coto staff
Fee: 1500 yen

Real Japanese Sword Cutting Experience 試斬体験!


Monday, July 11th 18:30-21:15 at Ryuseikan Dojo in Kudanshita

Not a toy. Not a cheap copy. This is your chance to grab and experience cutting with a real Japanese sword. Do you know what Iaido is? Iaido is a Japanese martial art that “assumes” that you are in front of a dangerous enemy. The Iaido not only teaches you to be aware and capable of quickly drawing the sword and responding to a sudden attack but also the correct etiquette and postures to do it smoothly. This kind of dojos rarely allows beginners to use a Japanese sword 真剣 (Shinken). That is why you cannot miss this unique experience of holding and using a real traditional katana!

Monday, July 11th
Time: 18:30~21:15
Meeting point: 18:20 at Coto Japanese Academy 3F or 18:30 at the Ryuseikan Dojo (10 minutes from Coto; 2 minutes from Kudanshita station)
Fee: 5000 yen
Number of participants: 15

Cooking class! 〜Kazari norimaki 料理クラス


Wednesday, July 13th, 12:40-13:55 in Coto Academy 1F

Learn how to prepare norimaki easy for your home parties!
There are many ways of preparing Japanese sushi and every month we organize a cooking class perfect for you to learn more about it! This month, we introduce the way to make “kazari norimaki”. Once you have learned it, you will never forget! Have fun learning how to make this Japanese delicious dish with us and take up the challenge to create norimaki beautiful for the eye and delicious for your palate!

Wednesday July 13th
Time: 12:40~13:55
Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
Fee: 2500 yen
Number of participants: Max9people
Instructor:Emiko Shimizu (teacher from Coto )

Calligraphy Class 書道クラス


Wednesday, July 20th, 12:40-13:55 in Coto Academy 1F

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! Booking available at the reception (3F).

This month’s kanji: 星 愛 海
Wednesday, July 20th
Time: 12:40~13:55
Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
Fee: 2500 yen
Number of participants: Max. 10 people
Instructor: Wakana Shingae 

Kyushu Night!九州ナイト!

Saturday, July 23rd  at restaurant “Kyushu-nechuuya Yaesu LIVE” in Tokyo

Have you tried the local cuisine of Kyushu?
At Coto Japanese Academy, we regularly organize exceptional parties for you to discover the Japanese regions specialties. After last year’s Monjayaki Night and Osaka Night, let’s have fun together during our Kyushu Night! Prepare your questions, as our staff Ayaka Takaki, born in Kyushu region, will introduce you this Japanese region. Grab the opportunity to enjoy with us the Kyushu cuisine and liquors.
Saturday, July 23rd 
Time: 19:00~21:30
Place: Restaurant “Kyushu nechuuya Yaesu LIVE”  near Tokyo station (5 minutes from Nihombashi / Tokyo stations)
Fee: 4,500 yen for course and all-you-can-drink
Number of participants: 30

Please send your request for participation in Coto events in June to [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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