Events in January 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 Jan 10

Cooking Class – Wednesday Jan 16

Calligraphy Class – Wednesday Jan 23

Perapera Active Learning Party – Saturday Jan 26

Jan. 10 Thu: Lunch Tour in Kagurazaka



Every month, we organize a lunch tour in one of the many delicious restaurants in the Kagurazaka area. This time we will be visiting “Hanakagura” a traditional Japanese restaurant!

Have you ever been to Kagurazaka?

It’s an enchanting neighbourhood located 5 minutes walking from the Coto Academy, where you can find many shops, fancy cafés, traditional and modern restaurants. If you want to join us and discover Kagurazaka, mail us and make your reservation now! This time we will be visiting a restaurant as part of our lunch tour – “Torijaya” – a traditional Japanese restaurant.

  • Date: Thursday, Jan 10, 2019
  • Time: 12:30 – 13:50
  • Place: Japanese Restaurant “Torijaya” ( 鳥茶屋 )
  • Meeting point: Coto 1F at 12:30
  • ¥1500
  • Up to 16 people
  • Staff: Kana Furumizu, Mutsuki Sasaki

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Jan. 16 Wed: Cooking Class-Shikaimaki

There are many ways of preparing Japanese sushi and every month we organize a cooking class for you to learn more about it! This month we introduce the way to make 四海巻き(Shikai-maki). Have fun learning how to make with us and take up the challenge to create beautiful norimaki for the eye and delicious for your palate!

  • Date: Wednesday, January 16th
  • Time: 12:40 – 13:50
  • Place: Coto Language Academy 1F
  • ¥2500
  • Up to 9 people
  • Instructor: Emiko Shimizu (teacher from Coto)

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Jan. 23 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: 新 迎 笑
  • Date: Wednesday, January 23rd
  • Time: 12:40 – 13:50
  • Place: Coto Language Academy 1F
  • ¥2500
  • Number of participants: up to 10 people
  • Instructor: Wakana Shingae 

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Jan. 26 Sat: Perapera Active Learning Party

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: Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Time: 18:15-21:15pm
  • Place: Coto Language Academy 1F
  • Fee: 1500¥ with 2 drinks and snacks.
  • Number of participants: Native Japanese 20, Japanese Learners 20

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