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July 2019

Zen Meditation Workshop

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$30.00

Zazen, the practice of meditation, is a transformative process that aims to deepen our connection to the mind and body. With regular practice, meditation and breath training can significantly reduce stress, improve mental clarity and cultivate a well grounded state of awareness. This intro is recommended for anyone new to zen meditation or working to deepen their existing practice.

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Integral Stretch Sequence Workshop

July 20 @ 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$30.00

Integral Stretch Sequence is a series of basic stretches that work together to create an enhanced awareness of the body and mind. The stretches gradually open the pelvis and spine, resulting in improved flexibility and structural alignment. The series can be done on its own or used as a complement to enhance other transformative practices. The sequence is particularly helpful for those interested in improving their meditation practice.

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Sumi-e Painting (DROP IN CLASS)

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$35.00

Sumi-e Painting with Patricia Larkin Green  Join Patricia Larkin Green for Sunday morning Sumi-e class . Explore the practice of sumi-e as part of Rinzai Zen philosophy. This will be a hands-on class and is for students who have completed the "Four Gentlemen introductory brushstrokes series" and have her approval to join as an advanced student. Students are encouraged to bring in their own art projects or participate in the topic/idea/theme painting that Patricia will introduce. This series will go…

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Ongoing Monthly Chanoyu Class

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

The July classes are on June 7, 14, and 21st. 

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Monthly Shodo Calligraphy

July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$120.00

The Japanese Culture Center is excited to announce a brand new 書道 - Shodo / Japanese Calligraphy program with Chicago's own Shodo master, Hekiun Oda! In the Shodo program you learn the art of Japanese calligraphy from Hekiun Oda-sensei, a calligraphy master from the Japanese Calligraphy Association in Japan, aka “Genshin-kai”. Thanks to Oda-sensei’s rank as “Shihan” in the association, students in this program will be able to send their work to the headquarters in Japan and potentially be an…

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Monthly Shodo Calligraphy

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$120.00

The Japanese Culture Center is excited to announce a brand new 書道 - Shodo / Japanese Calligraphy program with Chicago's own Shodo master, Hekiun Oda! In the Shodo program you learn the art of Japanese calligraphy from Hekiun Oda-sensei, a calligraphy master from the Japanese Calligraphy Association in Japan, aka “Genshin-kai”. Thanks to Oda-sensei’s rank as “Shihan” in the association, students in this program will be able to send their work to the headquarters in Japan and potentially be an…

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August 2019

Tennis Ball Drive

August 1 @ 12:00 pm - August 31 @ 7:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
Free

Bring your gently used tennis balls to help orphaned pets!

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Introductory Ikebana Workshop on 8/3

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$60.00

We are excited to offer an Introductory Ikebana Workshop here at the Japanese Culture Center on Saturday, August 3rd from 1-3PM!The workshop fee is $60 which includes flowers, and an arrangement to take home after its completion.  *Registration will close July 26 (FRIDAY) in order to obtain all the materials for the August 3rd workshop.* Students will learn a brief history of the Ikenobo school of Ikebana, and partake in a freestyle arrangement workshop. If so inclined, students may then register…

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Enchu 炎昼 (Summer Heat) Haiku Workshop

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$15.00

The Japanese Culture Center is pleased to host a Haiku Workshop taught by Sensei Seiyo, Buddhist lay minister and resident Haiku Master.   The upcoming Enchu 炎昼 "Summer Heat" haiku workshop will focus on bringing your "snapshots" alive - those moments that happen every day that go unnoticed due to the demands of life. Join us on this Path to awaken and return to the beginner's mind where everything is fresh, new, and possible.   Please bring a notebook and writing instrument. GENERAL…

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Introduction to Buddhism

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

This four week course is an introduction to Buddhism

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How to Draw Anime!

August 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$40.00

Info: Beginner Course: Ages 10+ Length: 2 hours  Cost : $40 How to Draw Anime is an introductory course for students, interested in learning the foundations to creating anime and manga. Each course will begin with a small lecture, where students will be encouraged to follow along. The first half of the course will provide a guided drawing lesson. This will then be followed by an Open Draw for the second half, where students can use their time to put to…

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Sumi-e Painting (DROP IN CLASS)

August 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$35.00

Sumi-e Painting with Patricia Larkin Green  Join Patricia Larkin Green for Sunday morning Sumi-e class . Explore the practice of sumi-e as part of Rinzai Zen philosophy. This will be a hands-on class and is for students who have completed the "Four Gentlemen introductory brushstrokes series" and have her approval to join as an advanced student. Students are encouraged to bring in their own art projects or participate in the topic/idea/theme painting that Patricia will introduce. This series will go…

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Hanko (判子) (Seal Carving) Workshop

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$140.00

Details Shehan Sensei: Hanko (判子) (Seal Carving) Workshop Sunday, March 24th 1:00 - 4:00 PM Cost: $140 We are excited to announce Shehan Sensei’s Hanko (判子) (Seal Carving) Workshop at The Japanese Culture Center. This will be an excellent opportunity to study with Shehan Sensei and learn Hanko (判子) (Seal Carving) from a shougai no gakusei, Budoka and resident Haiku Master. Workshop Description: Shehan Sensei: Hanko (判子) (Seal Carving) Workshop A seal is typically made of stone, wood or ivory…

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Sumi-e Painting (DROP IN CLASS)

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$35.00

Sumi-e Painting with Patricia Larkin Green  Join Patricia Larkin Green for Sunday morning Sumi-e class . Explore the practice of sumi-e as part of Rinzai Zen philosophy. This will be a hands-on class and is for students who have completed the "Four Gentlemen introductory brushstrokes series" and have her approval to join as an advanced student. Students are encouraged to bring in their own art projects or participate in the topic/idea/theme painting that Patricia will introduce. This series will go…

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Introduction to Japanese Language

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$127.00

Learn to read, write, and speak with fellow classmates in our Introduction to Japanese Language class! GENERAL INFO: ‣ Price ⇰ $100.00 per student (+$27.00 for book)‣ Starts ⇰ Saturday, August 24th OR Thursday, August 22nd‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday or Thursday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates for the SATURDAY class: 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, and 9/28 Please note exact class dates for the THURSDAY class: 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12,…

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Intermediate Japanese Language

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$120.00

Ready to continue your studies in Nihongo/Japanese Language after completing the Introduction to Japanese Language course? Keep building upon the skills you've learned in the next class in our Japanese Language course series. You will use the second portion of the textbook you received in the Introduction to Japanese Language course, and therefore no new materials are required. This is a good class for those who already know hiragana and katakana. GENERAL INFO: ‣ Price ⇰ $120.00‣ Starts ⇰ Saturday, August…

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Ikenobo Ikebana Chicago Chapter Show

August 24 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 7:30 am
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
Free

Beautiful arrangements of flowers with roots stretching back to Kyoto, Japan presented by Ikenobo Ikebana Society, Chicago Chapter.

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Introduction to Japanese Language

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$127.00

Learn to read, write, and speak with fellow classmates in our Introduction to Japanese Language class! GENERAL INFO: ‣ Price ⇰ $100.00 per student (+$27.00 for book)‣ Starts ⇰ Saturday, August 24th OR Thursday, August 22nd‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday or Thursday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates for the SATURDAY class: 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, and 9/28 Please note exact class dates for the THURSDAY class: 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12,…

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Introduction to Japanese Language

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$127.00

Learn to read, write, and speak with fellow classmates in our Introduction to Japanese Language class! GENERAL INFO: ‣ Price ⇰ $100.00 per student (+$27.00 for book)‣ Starts ⇰ Saturday, August 24th OR Thursday, August 22nd‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday or Thursday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates for the SATURDAY class: 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, and 9/28 Please note exact class dates for the THURSDAY class: 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12,…

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Intermediate Japanese Language

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$120.00

Ready to continue your studies in Nihongo/Japanese Language after completing the Introduction to Japanese Language course? Keep building upon the skills you've learned in the next class in our Japanese Language course series. You will use the second portion of the textbook you received in the Introduction to Japanese Language course, and therefore no new materials are required. This is a good class for those who already know hiragana and katakana. GENERAL INFO: ‣ Price ⇰ $120.00‣ Starts ⇰ Saturday, August…

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Advanced Japanese Language

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$120.00

Ready to 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‣ Starts ⇰ Saturday, August 24th ‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates: 8/24, 8/31, 9/7,…

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Sumi-e Painting (DROP IN CLASS)

August 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$35.00

Sumi-e Painting with Patricia Larkin Green  Join Patricia Larkin Green for Sunday morning Sumi-e class . Explore the practice of sumi-e as part of Rinzai Zen philosophy. This will be a hands-on class and is for students who have completed the "Four Gentlemen introductory brushstrokes series" and have her approval to join as an advanced student. Students are encouraged to bring in their own art projects or participate in the topic/idea/theme painting that Patricia will introduce. This series will go…

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September 2019

Wednesday Five Week Amigurumi Class

September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$125.00

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs. The  word  "amigurumi"  comes  from  the  Japanese  words  "amimono"  (crochet  or  knit)  and  "nuigurumi"  (stuffed  toy).  Join Blixt Sensei in this fun program to learn how to make your own!   Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm for 5 weeks Exact dates: 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 and 10/6 This class is for all levels and will culminate in making three or four basic amigurumi figures.  In this class we will…

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September 7th Needle Felting Workshop

September 7 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

Needle Felting Workshop - ふぇるとにどるつくる (Feruto Nīdoru Tsukuru)   Sculpt irresistible creatures from a handful of fluff! Learn how to sculpt using wool with a barbed felting needle to make 3-D figures. Needle felting does not involve wetting fibers; it is a free form craft.  Topics include: Materials:         - needle         - foam         - wool fibers Basic Techniques:          - needling          - rolling…

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Sunday Five Week Amigurumi Class

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$125.00

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs. The  word  "amigurumi"  comes  from  the  Japanese  words  "amimono"  (crochet  or  knit)  and  "nuigurumi"  (stuffed  toy).  Join Blixt Sensei in this fun program to learn how to make your own!   Sundays from 1:00-3:00pm for 5 weeks Exact dates: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6 This class is for all levels and will culminate in making three or four basic amigurumi figures.  In this class we will learn: …

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The Japanese Art of REIKI, an introduction

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$25.00

We will introduce participants to the practice of Reiki and will provide the opportunity to experience some of its elements.

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Suminagashi – Japanese Paper Marbling Workshop

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

Join artist Pamela Martinez for a 2 hour introduction to Suminagashi Japanese paper marbling. Suminagashi is the ancient practice of of creating colorful ink patterns.Lightly touch the surface of water with the tip of a brush to release colorful ink and create free floating designs; a contact print is lifted after carefully placing a sheet of paper over the image.    **For participants ages 10 and up** Instructor Bio: Pamela Martinez has been teaching, studying andpracticing the ancient art of…

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October 2019

Introduction to Japanese Tea Ceremony / Chanoyu

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$100.00

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 5th, 2019 through October 26th. • Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • $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 skills required to make a simple bowl of matcha. By the end…

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