Monthly Events at Coto

Posted by on August 29, 2019 – Cultural Events
Coto Monthly Events

Monthly Events at Coto Japanese Academy


Each month we provide a series of cultural events for you to experience Japanese cooking, calligraphy, and cuisine.  We also produce a series of lunchtime Japanese practice events where you can eat lunch together with volunteer native speakers and practice what you are learning in the classroom.

Japanese Tea Ceremony

September 26th

Have you ever experienced a Japanese Tea Ceremony? At this event, you can first learn about tea culture and tools. Furthermore, we will teach you how to serve tea as a host and how to drink tea as a guest in a traditional Japanese style.
One of our Coto teachers, Genta-sensei, is also a professional Japanese Tea Ceremony teacher. She will show you the Japanese culture and Tea Ceremony artistic soul at this event.
Join us and have a nice experience at a Japanese Tea Ceremony!  


  • Time: 12:40~13:50
  • Dates: September 26th.
  • Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
  • Fee: 2,500 yen
  • Teacher: Eriko Genta (Coto teacher)
  • Staff: Kana Furumizu

Book Appointment from Coubic

Bento Chat Hour – Japanese Practice Event

Looking for more opportunities to speak Japanese? Join us for Bento Chat!

Many of our students have asked us to provide more opportunities for speaking practice. We are proud to announce our Bento Chat Hour – Conversation Time.
We will be opening up the classrooms on the first floor during lunch for a Bento Chat where Upper Beginner to Intermediate students can practice their conversational skills with
Volunteer Native Japanese speakers.

*This event is only for current students and former students.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to improve your Japanese conversation.

  • Time: 12:40~13:50
  • Dates:  September 20th (Fri),27th (Fri), October 4th (Fri), 7th (Mon), 18th (Fri.), 21st (Mon).
  • Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F Room 13
  • Fee: FREE (Bring your own Lunch)
  • Number of Participants: Up to 15 Students
  • Who can Join: Coto students (Beginner-4 and above)

Book Appointment from Coubic

Lunch Tour in Kagurazaka

Every month, we organize a lunch tour at one of the many delicious restaurants in Kagurazaka area.

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!

Each month, we will visit different restaurants as follows:
  • Tori-Jaya (January, April, November)
*At Tori-Jaya, participants will be sharing a pot, therefore, those who have allergies or those who are vegetarian will not be able to join.
  • Kaga (February, May, July, September, late October)
  • Hanakagura (March, June, August, early October)
*The schedule may be modified.
  • Date:  3rd October Thursday
  • Time: 12:30 – 13:50
  • Places: At the Restaurants(10 mins walk from Coto)
  • Meeting Point: Coto Japanese Academy 1F at 12:30
  • Price: 1,500 yen
  • Number of Participants: Max. 14 People
  • Staff: Kana Furumizu, Mutsuki Sasaki

Book Appointment from Coubic

Cooking Class

(Oshi Zushi/Shikai Maki/Inari&Temari)


There are many ways of preparing Japanese sushi and every month we organize a cooking class for you to learn more about it!

Each month, we will introduce the different type of sushi, “shikaimaki,” “oshizushi,” or “inari and temari“.

  • Shikaimaki (August, November, February, May)
  • Oshizushi (June, September, December, March)
  • Inari and Temari (July, October, January, April)


  • Date: 9th October Wednesday
  • Time: 12:40 – 13:50
  • Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
  • Fee: 2,500 yen
  • Number of Participants: Max. 9 People
  • Instructor: Emiko Shimizu

Book Appointment from Coubic


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!

This month, you can choose your favorite word and will be practicing on its Kanji characters. The instructor, Wakana Shingae, a professional calligrapher with extensive experience of working with Nippon Budōkan, Isetan Department Store and Amazon Prime. Grab this opportunity to experience the traditions of Japan and participate in our calligraphy class!

  • Date: 18th September Wednesday
  • Time: 12:40 – 13:50
  • Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
  • Fee: 2,500 yen
  • Number of Participants: Max. 9 People
  • Instructor: Wakana Shingae

Book Appointment from Coubic


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