Coto's events in April 2016: hanami, sushi & calligraphy!

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Monthly Events at Coto

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

Ohanami party in Kitanomaru park

お花見パーティin 北の丸公園

Sunday April 3rd, 12:00-17:00  in Kitanomaru park 

Let’s enjoy the beginning of Spring together and have fun in Kitanomaru park, one of the most beautiful parks in Tokyo! Bring your own food and drinks to share a snack with Coto staff and students under the cherry blossoms. Games will be organized to even practice Japanese! Join us!

Sunday, April 3rd
-Date: Sunday, April 3rd
-Time: 12:00-17:00
-Place: Kitanomaru park 8 min from metro Kudanshita sta. Exit 2
We will be near water  in the park.

B.Y.O: Food and drinks, a picnic mat etc.
It might be a little bit cold, make sure to bring a jacket !

In accordance to the theme, let’s all wear something PINK for the day! It could anything from a backpack to your top!

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

Thursday, April 7th, 12:30~13:55

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, April 7th

  • Time: 12:30~13:50
  • Meeting: 12:30 at Coto Japanese Academy 1F
  • Fee: 1,300yen-1,600yen
  • Number of People: 18
  • Place: Restaurant “Shozantei” in Kagurazaka (8 minutes walk from Coto)


Cooking Class〜 Oshi-zushi

料理クラス 押し寿司

Wednesday, April 13th  12:40~13:50

Have you ever eaten Oshi-zushi and wondered how it is made? Unlike the normal sushi, oshi-zushi is a pressed sushi. It is a simple yet filling dish that you can make it at home when you are lazy for eating out. You will be able to customize your own oshi-zushi with your creativity! Join us now in learning and tasting your very own oshi-zushi!

Wednesday, April 13th 

  • Time: 12:40~13:50
  • Place: 12:40 at Coto Japanese Academy 1F
  • Fee: 2,500yen
  • Number of people: 9
  • Instructor: Emiko Shimizu



Zazen Experience


Sunday, April 17th 14:00~ in Nakano, Tokyo

Wanting to take a short break from the bustling city life? If yes, you should try the Zazen meditation in a Japanese Temple.
Ijima sensei, who is from the family of the temple master at temple “Souseiji”, kindly offered to open her home to Coto Japanese Academy students! Not only will she give us the chance to experience zen meditation, but Ijima sensei will also show us around the inside of the temple. Do not miss this great opportunity to meet her father, the chief priest of Souseiji Temple, and to ask him everything you have ever wanted to know about the temple’s lifestyle, Japanese zen, Buddhism, Japanese history…
Let’s enjoy this incredible experience together!
Sunday, April 17th
  • Time: 14:00~ (Meeting at 13:30 at Higashinakano Station, west exit)
  • Place: Souseiji Temple (宗清寺) Higashi Nakano
  • Transport: Higashinakano Station (JR or Toei Oedo Line)
  • Participant Fee: 1500yen (with tea and sweet)
  • Participant Number: 20 people maximum


Calligraphy Class 書道クラス

Wednesday, April 20th, 12:40~13:55  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: 花、輝、桜

Wednesday, April 20th 

  • Time: 12:40~13:55
  • Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
  • Fee: 2500yen
  • Number of people: Max 10 people
  • Instructor: Wakana Shingae Instagram


Please send your request for participation in our events in April 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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