Events in February 2019

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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!

Lunch Tour – Thursday, Feb 7

Grand Sumo Tournament – Sunday, Feb 10

Cooking Class (Oshi Zushi) – Wednesday, Feb 13

Calligraphy Class – Wednesday, Feb 20

Ski and Snowboard Tour 2019 – Saturday to Sunday , Feb 23 to 24

Feb. 7 Thu: Lunch Tour in Kagurazaka Kaga

Kaguarazaka Kaga
Every month, we organize a lunch tour at one of the many delicious restaurants in Kagurazaka area. This time we’ll enjoy some delicious Japanese cuisine at Kagaya! If you want to join us make your reservation now!

Have you ever been to Kagurazaka?

Kagurazaka is an enchanting neighborhood located 5 minutes walking from the Coto Academy, where you can find many shops, fancy cafés, traditional and modern restaurants. Every month, we organize a lunch tour in one of the many delicious restaurants around this place. If you want to join us and discover Kagurazaka, mail us and make your reservation now!
This time we will be visiting a new restaurant as part of our lunch tour – “Kagaya” – a traditional Japanese restaurant with a long history in Kagurazaka.  This is a great chance to learn about traditional Japanese cuisine.

  • Time: 12:30 – 13:50
  • Place: Restaurant Kaga 10min walk from Coto
  • Meeting Point: Coto 1F at 12:30
  • Price: 1500 yen
  • Number of people: Up to 16 people
  • Staff: Kana Furumizu, Mutsuki Sasaki

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Feb. 10 Sun: Grand Sumo Tournament

※Coto students will be given priority for these tickets.
Have you seen a sumo tournament before?
Coto Academy has reserved tickets for a special tournament that takes place only once a year for one day in February! If you have never enjoyed a sumo game before, do not miss this great chance to discover and enjoy watching this Japanese sport.
We have a limited number of tickets for this very popular event and booking will be closed when all the tickets are sold. Reserve soon!

  • Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Time: 13:00 – 17:30
  • Meeting place : 13:00, in front of the entrance of Ryōgoku Kokugikan (5 min from Ryōgoku station
    ※Ryogoku Station on JR Sobu-line or Toei Oedo-line
  • Address/1-3-28 Yokoami Sumida-ku Tokyo
  • Fee: 3500yen → 3200yen chair seat B (Special price for Coto’s students! Get up to 4 tickets per pax).
    Please make the payment through this page or on 3F at Coto.
  • Number of people: max 80 people
    ※Children over 4 years of age need to have a ticket.
    ※Children 3 years and under are free. However, they cannot occupy a seat.

Learn about our past Sumo Tournament Event:
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Feb. 13 Wed: Cooking Class (Oshi Zushi)

Oshi Zushi
Did you know that there are various different ways to make sushi? In this event, we will create an oshi-zushi design that is a real eye-pleaser. Once you’ve learned how to make it, it is easy to make this dish at home too. We can create interesting designs based on your ideas! We look forward to seeing you at this event.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 13
  • Time: 12:40 – 13:50
  • Place: Coto Language Academy 1F
  • Fee: 2500 yen
  • Number of participants: up to 9 people
  • Instructor: Emiko Shimizu (teacher from Coto)

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Feb. 20 Wed: 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!

  • 【Kanji】 February: 愛 心 福
  • Date: Wednesday, February 20
  • Time: 12:40 – 13:50
  • Place: Coto Language Academy 1F
  • Fee: 2500 yen
  • Number of Participants: up to 10 people
  • Instructor: Wakana Shingae

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Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, Sat to Sun: Ski and Snowboard Tour 2019

Japanese Language School Ski Event
On February 23rd and 24th, we are going on a skiing and snowboarding trip!
It will be in Myoko Kogen Ikenotaira in Niigata prefecture. Niigata has beautiful snow, a great atmosphere, big mountains and lots of trails! 3 Coto teachers will come along, it will be a good opportunity to learn natural and useful Japanese with us!

  • Date: Saturday and Sunday, February 23rd-24th, 2019
  • Place: Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort, Niigata Prefecture
  • Price:Early Bird Price (until Jan. 18th) — 37,000 yen
  • Regular Price (Jan. 19th onwards) — 39,000 yen
  • Staff/teachers: Aiko Kono, Takuya Nagai, Anna Tanaka

This will include:
– Transportation from Iidabashi
– Ski and/or snowboard gear
– A two-day lift ticket
– One dinner and one breakfast
– One-night accommodation
– Travel and ski insurance
Even though we are staying at the same ski resort as last year, the quality of rental equipment has been upgraded!
The following costs are not included in our package:
• Jacket and pants (+¥2000 for 2 days)
You can rent these items on the day itself.
• Gloves, Ski/Snowboard Goggles, Ski Hat
These items are for sale only – No rentals
Please prepare these items on your own.
***For First Timers: If you have never tried skiing or snowboarding before, you are required to participate in a half-day training lesson. (¥3,500)
This year from Coto, Ms. Kono, Mr. Nagai and Ms. Anna Tanaka will be attending.
Did you know that Mr. Nagai is a skilled ski instructor!? We are so lucky to have him join us!!!!
We are waiting for your applications!
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