Coto's events in May, 2016

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Monthly Events at Coto

We are planning the following events in May 2016. Please send your request for participation to [email protected]

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

Friday, May 6th 12:30-13:50

Each month, there are lunch tours to places in immediate walking distance from Coto Japanese Academy. In May, we will visit the old restaurant Torijaya, famed for its “udonsuki.”This tour’s feature will be hot pot with udon as centerpiece. The pot will be brimming with chicken, vegetables, and shrimp. Everyone can share this dish. The sharing of hot pot itself is an element of Japanese culture. Let’s experience it together!

Friday, May 6th
Time: 12:30~13:50
Meeting: At 12:30 at Coto Japanese Academy 1F
Place: Restaurant “Torijaya” in Kagurazaka 8 min walk from Coto
Number of people: 18 with two Coto staff
Fee: 1500 yen


Cooking class! 〜Kazari norimaki 料理クラス

Wednesday, May 11th, 12:40-13:55 in Coto Japanese 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 May 11th
Time: 12:40 13:55
Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
Fee: 2500円
Number of people:Max9people
Instructor:Emiko Shimizu (teacher from Coto )

Tachinomi (Standing Bar) Night! 立ち飲みナイト

Friday, May 13th, 19:45-23:15 in Standing Bar Rupo

Let’s exchange conversation in Japanese at a standing bar that is 5 minutes from the Coto Japanese Academy! Everyone is welcomed to join us after your class or work. Seize this opportunity to expand your social circles and level up your Japanese conversational skills with the teachers who will be participating in the event!

Friday, May 13th
Time: 19:45-23:15
Place: Standing Bar Rupo ※This bar is a standing type bar, smoking is allowed.
Fee: Free of charge, depends on your orders, Beer / glass wine 430yen〜
Number of people: Around 40 people

Calligraphy Class 書道クラス

Wednesday, May 18th, 12:40-13:55 in Coto Japanese Academy 1F

If you are interested in learning how to draw each and every strokes in the Japanese Kanji character, this event is for you! Every month, Coto Japanese 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: 笑 光 虹

Wednesday, May 18th
Time: 12:40 13:55
Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
Fee: 2500円
Number of people:Max. 10 people
Instructor: Wakana Shingae 

Oohirayama Hiking & Onsen Bus Tour in Tochigi

大平山 ハイキング&温泉バスツアー in 栃木県

Sunday, May 22nd, 7:30-19:00 in Oohirayama, Tochigi

Have you hiked in the mountains of Japan before? If not, join us this May to a hiking tour at Oohirayama, the south of Tochigi prefecture. Hike and unveil the rich history behind this 341 meters tall mountain. From the Kenshindaira, a spot located near the peak of the mountain, you may enjoy the breathtaking views of the wide Kanto plain and the mountains that seem floating in a sea of mist. This scenery reminds of the little islands in the coast of Matsushima, one of the three most scenic spots in Japan. If the weather is in favor, you may even see the Mount Fuji! After the hiking, rejuvenate yourself physically in an Onsen! Two big experiences in the same day, what are you waiting for?

Sunday, May 22nd
Time: 7:30-19:00
Meeting point;7:30 Coto Japanese Academy 1F
Place:Oohirayama(おおひらやま)Hiraicho, Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
Fee: JPY 6500 (Round-trip bus ticket from Iidabashi and Onsen fee included)
Number of people:Max. 40 people
Things to bring:
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. We will update about all of you about the details soon!

Please note that tattooed people may not be able to enter the onsen.

Japanese Ink Painting -Sumi-e Class 墨絵(すみえ)クラス

Wednesday, May 25th, 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.

Wednesday, May 25th
Time: 12:40 13:55
Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
Fee: 2500円
Number of people:Max. 10 people
Please send your request for participation in our events in May 2016 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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