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Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! **$5 - $10 suggested donation**DescriptionOrigami is the Japanese traditional art of folding paper. We can enjoy making something by a square piece of paper, through origami. We will make a different origami design at each workshop.Materials Needed1 square piece of paper will be needed. You can copy origami paper from here.About the InstructorAsami Iba is the Cultural Exchange Facilitator for the Grassroots Exchange Network-Japan (GEN-J) Program, through the Japan Foundation. Ms. Iba has…

Virtual Six-Foot Staff Training Tutorial and Workout

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a unique virtual class to learn the basics—Kihon—of using a six-foot staff. Join up for a unique interactive virtual training using a six-foot staff. You will need your own staff for the class.This workout class will teach participants foundational training movements necessary to use the staff for personal training as well as fighting for protection and defense. Training will include: stretching, body-weight exercises, foundational movements, and fundamental techniques, all while using the six-foot staff. Questions and note…

Virtual Introduction to Yoga

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn to relax and stretch with an hour of introductory yoga Philosophy Sa Tea’s focus is about building a solid foundation in the basic poses. Her classes are appropriate for those who are newer to yoga as well as continuing students who are looking to refine their experience of the poses. Teaching yoga combined with breathing techniques will improve flexibility, range of motion, ease, and relaxation. She likes to incorporate the use of straps, blocks and blankets to modify poses,…

Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! **$5 - $10 suggested donation**DescriptionOrigami is the Japanese traditional art of folding paper. We can enjoy making something by a square piece of paper, through origami. We will make a different origami design at each workshop.Materials Needed1 square piece of paper will be needed. You can copy origami paper from here.About the InstructorAsami Iba is the Cultural Exchange Facilitator for the Grassroots Exchange Network-Japan (GEN-J) Program, through the Japan Foundation. Ms. Iba has…

Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! **$5 - $10 suggested donation**Origami Class DescriptionFrom cranes to flowers to cute little boxes, origami is the Japanese art of paper folding that allows you to create anything your heart desires! Come join us for beginner classes on Saturdays. See you there!Materials Needed1 square piece of paper will be needed. You can copy origami paper from here.Instructor BioTy Yamamoto is a Chicago-based filmmaker, photographer and Japanese translator with a passion for the art…

Virtual Japanese Performance Arts Lecture: Gagaku and Noh

August 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This lecture is an invitation to the world of Noh with a brief explanation of Gagaku. The Japanese Culture Center and the Japan America Society of Chicago are proud to present a special performance arts lecture series with Mami Takahashi Sensei. The first lecture, on Gagaku and Noh, will take place Saturday, August 15. For information on the second lecture in the series, please click here.Lecture DescriptionGagaku and Noh invite us to witness and experience the salvation of souls. You…

Virtual Introduction to Yoga

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn to relax and stretch with an hour of introductory yoga Philosophy Sa Tea’s focus is about building a solid foundation in the basic poses. Her classes are appropriate for those who are newer to yoga as well as continuing students who are looking to refine their experience of the poses. Teaching yoga combined with breathing techniques will improve flexibility, range of motion, ease, and relaxation. She likes to incorporate the use of straps, blocks and blankets to modify poses,…

Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! **$5 - $10 suggested donation**DescriptionOrigami is the Japanese traditional art of folding paper. We can enjoy making something by a square piece of paper, through origami. We will make a different origami design at each workshop.Materials Needed1 square piece of paper will be needed. You can copy origami paper from here.About the InstructorAsami Iba is the Cultural Exchange Facilitator for the Grassroots Exchange Network-Japan (GEN-J) Program, through the Japan Foundation. Ms. Iba has…

Virtual August Ohara Ikebana Workshop

August 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a special workshop for beginners, for an introduction to the Ohara School of Ikebana. Workshop DescriptionJoin us for a special workshop for beginners, for an introduction to the Ohara School of Ikebana. Materials NeededIkebana students are required to have the following tools. If you need to purchase tools, the suggested Amazon links are attached, however, tools do not have to be purchased from the link. The instructor has Kenzans ($25) and Scissors ($38) in stock available for…

Virtual Reiki Practice for Self-Care

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join this one-hour virtual Reiki practice for self-care to relax, refresh, and find balance! **$5 - $10 suggested donation**ABOUT THE SELF-CARE PRACTICEThis one-hour online Reki self-care practice in the traditional Japanese style of Reiki offers participants the opportunity to take a pause during the day to relax, refresh and come back to their original state of balance. This practice is guided by a teacher and may include breath exercises and meditation, centering the body and mind with gassho, exploring the…

Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! **$5 - $10 suggested donation**DescriptionOrigami is the Japanese traditional art of folding paper. We can enjoy making something by a square piece of paper, through origami. We will make a different origami design at each workshop.Materials Needed1 square piece of paper will be needed. You can copy origami paper from here.About the InstructorAsami Iba is the Cultural Exchange Facilitator for the Grassroots Exchange Network-Japan (GEN-J) Program, through the Japan Foundation. Ms. Iba has…

Virtual Introduction to Yoga

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn to relax and stretch with an hour of introductory yoga Philosophy Sa Tea’s focus is about building a solid foundation in the basic poses. Her classes are appropriate for those who are newer to yoga as well as continuing students who are looking to refine their experience of the poses. Teaching yoga combined with breathing techniques will improve flexibility, range of motion, ease, and relaxation. She likes to incorporate the use of straps, blocks and blankets to modify poses,…

Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! **$5 - $10 suggested donation**DescriptionOrigami is the Japanese traditional art of folding paper. We can enjoy making something by a square piece of paper, through origami. We will make a different origami design at each workshop.Materials Needed1 square piece of paper will be needed. You can copy origami paper from here.About the InstructorAsami Iba is the Cultural Exchange Facilitator for the Grassroots Exchange Network-Japan (GEN-J) Program, through the Japan Foundation. Ms. Iba has…

Virtual Reiki Practice for Self-Care

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join this one-hour virtual Reiki practice for self-care to relax, refresh, and find balance! **$5 - $10 suggested donation**ABOUT THE SELF-CARE PRACTICEThis one-hour online Reki self-care practice in the traditional Japanese style of Reiki offers participants the opportunity to take a pause during the day to relax, refresh and come back to their original state of balance. This practice is guided by a teacher and may include breath exercises and meditation, centering the body and mind with gassho, exploring the…

Virtual Introduction to Japanese Language

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn Japanese in this six-week introductory session! Learn to read, write, and speak with fellow classmates in our Introduction to Japanese Language class!GENERAL INFO:‣ Price ⇰ $120.00 per student (textbook NOT included) ‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Thursday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Mieko Fujii SenseiPlease note exact class dates for the class:8/27, 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1**MATERIALS: All students should purchase "Japanese for Busy People I (Romanized version)."This textbook IS NOT included in the class price. All students are…

Virtual Introduction to Japanese Language

August 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn Japanese in this six-week introductory session! Learn to read, write, and speak with fellow classmates in our Introduction to Japanese Language class!GENERAL INFO:‣ Price ⇰ $120.00 per student (textbook NOT included) ‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Mieko Fujii SenseiPlease note exact class dates for the Saturday class:8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3**MATERIALS: All students should purchase "Japanese for Busy People I (Romanized version)."This textbook IS NOT included in the class price. All students…

Virtual Introduction to Japanese Language

August 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn Japanese in this six-week introductory session! Learn to read, write, and speak with fellow classmates in our Introduction to Japanese Language class!GENERAL INFO:‣ Price ⇰ $120.00 per student (textbook NOT included) ‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Mieko Fujii SenseiPlease note exact class dates for the Saturday class:8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3**MATERIALS: All students should purchase "Japanese for Busy People I (Romanized version)."This textbook IS NOT included in the class price. All students…

Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! **$5 - $10 suggested donation**DescriptionOrigami is the Japanese traditional art of folding paper. We can enjoy making something by a square piece of paper, through origami. We will make a different origami design at each workshop.Materials Needed1 square piece of paper will be needed. You can copy origami paper from here.About the InstructorAsami Iba is the Cultural Exchange Facilitator for the Grassroots Exchange Network-Japan (GEN-J) Program, through the Japan Foundation. Ms. Iba has…

Virtual Advanced Japanese Language

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Continue your studies in Nihongo/Japanese Language after completing the Intermediate Japanese Language course! Keep building upon the skills you've learned in the last class in our Japanese Language course series. This class is recommended for students who have completed both the Introductory and Intermediate Japanese Language courses.GENERAL INFO:Price ⇰ $120.00 per student (textbook NOT included) Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday)Instructor ⇰ Mieko Fujii SenseiPlease note exact class dates for the Saturday class:8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3REGISTER:Please…

Virtual Japanese Performance Arts Lecture: Bunraku and Kabuki

August 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a virtual lecture on Japanese Art and Performance The Japanese Culture Center and the Japan America Society of Chicago are proud to present a special performance arts lecture series with Mami Takahashi Sensei. Lecture DescriptionBoth Bunraku, the puppet theatre, and Kabuki, the elaborate Kumadori (make-up) worn by some of its performers, started in the 17th century. Unlike Gagaku and Noh, Bunraku and Kabuki were developed by wealthy merchant class people at the time, which symbolize the changing…

Virtual September Ohara Ikebana Class

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for a special class for beginners, for an introduction to the Ohara School of Ikebana. Class DescriptionJoin us for a special class for beginners, for an introduction to the Ohara School of Ikebana. This class has 4 sessions, which are 90 minutes each. Class Dates: September 10September 17September 24October 1 Materials NeededIkebana students are required to have the following tools. If you need to purchase tools, the suggested Amazon links are attached, however, tools do not have to…

Introduction to Japanese Tea Ceremony / Chanoyu

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Japanese Culture Center in Chicago is excited announce the next 4 Week Course on Chanoyu/Tea Ceremony for 2019! *Space EXTREMELY is limited, please do not hesitate in registering. General Information:• Classes will start Saturday, October 3, 2020 through October 24th.  • Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  Exact class dates are: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, and 10/24 • $100 per student  • Business casual attire and white socks are requiredIntroductory Chanoyu 1This four week course focuses on step-by-step instruction of the foundation…

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