Events in September 2018
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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!
9/6 Thu: Lunch Tour in Kagurazaka Hanakagura
Every month, we organize a lunch tour at one of the many delicious restaurants in Kagurazaka area. This month, we’ll enjoy some delicious food at Hanakagura! If you want to join us make your reservation now!
- Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018
- 12:30 – 13:50
- Meeting at Coto Japanese Academy 1F
- upto 16 people
- Staff: Mutsuki S.
9/12 Wed: Cooking Class (Shikai-Maki)
- Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
- 12:40 ~ 13:50
- Venue: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
- ¥2500 (including material fee)
- upto 10 people
- Instructor：Emiko Shimizu
9/14 Fri: Omikoshi Experience
Are you up for the OMIKOSHI challenge with the locals?
Coto offers you the chance to participate and to discover the taste of a local culture.
OMIKOSHI is a litter for a deity (KAMI) in the shape of miniature shrine building. During annual festival (MATSURI), deity appears to this world out of main shrine and local people carry deity with OMIKOSHI around the neighborhoods.
The Annual Festival of Tsukudo Jinja (a Shinto shrine) is held mid-September in Iidabashi. This shrine’s main deity (KAMI) is “Taira no Masakado”. He was a great samurai in 10th century and later elevated to the status of a deity (KAMI) out of reverence and popular amongst the commoners in Japan until today.
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) with a Japanese locals! Enjoy the festival day with the locals of Iidabashi, eager to share their culture with foreigners.
- Date: Friday, September 14th
- Time: 17:15-21:00
- Meeting point: 17:15 at Coto Language Academy 1F Room 13 & 14
- Fee: 2000 yen (Incl. Happi jacket rental, snack & drink )
- Capacity: up to 20 people
9/19 Wed: Caligraphy 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 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!
KANJI of this month：恋 音 翔
- Date: Wednesday September 19, 2018
- 12:40 – 13:50
- Coto Language Academy 1F
- upto 9 people
- Instructor: Wakana Shingae
9/29 Sat: Pera-Pera Active Learning Night
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, September 29, 2018
- 18:15 – 21:15
- Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
- Fee: 1500yen
- Participants: Japanese Lerners 20 and Native Japanese Speakers 20