Coto's events in September 2015

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Monthly Events

Join Local festival and Omikoshi experience in Iidabashi


Friday, September 11th 17:00-21:00 in Iidabashi

Are you up for the Omikoshi challenge with the locals?

The Tsukudo-jinja Shrine Festival is held mid-September in Iidabashi Chiyoda Ward. Every year, Coto offers you the chance to participate and to discover the taste of a local cultural event.

Grab this unique experience to share a Japanese traditional event with the community. Put on a happi (short jacket) and carry an Omikoshi (a portable shrine) like a Japanese!  Enjoy the festival day with the locals of Iidabashi, eager to share their culture with foreigners.

Date: Friday, September 11th
Time: 17:00-21:00
Place: Iidabashi area, 8 min walk from Coto Japanese Academy
Participation fee: 2000 yen
(Happi rental & snack+Yatai (food stalls) experience)
Number of people: 20


Japanese Cooking Class (Kazari-Norimaki)


Wednesday, September 9th 12:40-13:55 in Coto Japanese Academy

Did you know that there are various different ways to make sushi?

We would be making Kazari-norimaki in the shape of sakura flowers! Once you mastered the making of this dish, you can make it yourself at home too!

-Date: Wednesday, September 9th
-Time: 12:40-13:55
-Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
-Fee: 2500yen
-Number of people: 10
-Instructor: Emiko ShimizuNorimaki_calss_zenin

 Japanese Calligraphy Class


Tuesday, September 15th 12:40-13:55 in Coto Language Academy

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!

-Date: Wednesday, September 15th
-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, September  18th, 18:30-21:00 in Coto Language Academy

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, September 18th
-Time: 18:45-21:00
-Place: Coto Japanese Academy  ”
-Fee: 1500yen for Coto students, 2000yen for non students/Japanese
-Number of people: Japanese speakers 20, Non Japanese speakers 20


Osaka Night ! Discover kushi katsu!

大阪ナイト 本場の串カツを食べてみよう!

Tuesday, September 22nd , 1830- 2130 in Ryogoku

Get to know Japan! This time, let’s discover Osaka’s taste at Kushi Katsu Tanaka!

Speaking of Osaka, “takoyaki” (たこ焼) and “okonomiyaki” (お好み焼) are well-known. But the real star is the kushi katsu! It’s a typical dish for a “B kyuu gourmet” person: dishes that are delicious, inexpensive and provided in abundant amounts.

Everyone, let’s enjoy Osaka’s delicious food in a kushikatsu restaurant together! Our teacher Shimizu Emiko, from Osaka will introduce this region to you in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

-Date: Tuesday, September 22nd
-Time: 18:30-21:00
-Place: Restaurant “Kushikatsu Tanaka”
-Fee: 3800yen   cuisine (Takoyaki, Kushikatsu etc) and all-you-can-drink
-Number of people: 25



Special Cooking Class〜 Nigiri-Sushi  

特別料理クラス にぎりずし

Wednesday, September 30th 11:00-13:30 in Ginza
Would you like to try making Nigiri Sushi?
This lesson will be held in a restaurant in Ginza, where a professional sushi chef will teach participants how to make “Nigiri Sushi.”
Sushi can be a rather hard dish to make casually at home – so how about learning how to make authentic sushi under the guidance of a professional? You’ll even get a certificate after everything too!
-Date: Wednesday, September 30th
-Time: 11:00-13:30
-Place: Sushi restaurant “Ganko” in Ginza
-Fee: 4000yen
-Number of people: 12
-Instructor: A professional sushi chef from “Ganko”
If you are interested in joining these events, please email us at [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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