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Chicago, IL 60657 United States

September 2019

Sumi-e Painting (DROP IN CLASS)

September 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

Sumi-e Painting with Patricia Larkin Green  1 class of the 5 week session of Sumi-e (each 2 hours long). Advance at your own pace—you do not need to know how to paint with ink, all levels are welcome, and course materials will be provided. (Limit 10 Students) 1 class for $35.00 Time: Sundays 10:30-12:30 Dates: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, and 10/13 Japanese ink painting, (sumi-e) is the art of painting using brush (fude), ink (sumi) and thin absorbent “rice-paper” (washi).…

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Sumi-e Painting (DROP IN CLASS)

September 22 @ 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  1 class of the 5 week session of Sumi-e (each 2 hours long). Advance at your own pace—you do not need to know how to paint with ink, all levels are welcome, and course materials will be provided. (Limit 10 Students) 1 class for $35.00 Time: Sundays 10:30-12:30 Dates:  9/8, 9/22, 10/13, 10/27, and 11/10 Japanese ink painting, (sumi-e) is the art of painting using brush (fude), ink (sumi) and thin absorbent “rice-paper” (washi).…

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Soothing Sound Bath

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$35.00

About the experience: A gentle and meditative immersion in the sounds of singing bowls, drums, gongs, and other healing tools. Participants will “bathe” in the vibrations of ancient and modern instruments, achieving deep rest. Appropriate for all seeking stillness, relaxation, meditation, or simply a really great nap. Participants are asked to lie on the floor. Please bring a mat/blanket to lie on, and a pillow/blanket as desired. Dress warmly and comfortably. Instructor Bio: Rachel Elizabeth Maley is a visual and sound…

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Japanese Chanoyu Demonstration and Tea Tasting

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$35.00

Join the Japanese Culture Center and Rishi Tea for a special tea tasting event!

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Suminagashi – Japanese Paper Marbling Workshop

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$60.00

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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September Zen Meditation Workshop

September 29 @ 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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September TRE Workshop

September 29 @ 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$30.00

Developed by Dr. David Berceli, Ph.D., TRE™ is a simple technique that utilizes a set of basic exercises to release accumulated stress and tension accumulated within the body. Stress may arise from everyday circumstances of life or traumatic experiences. Used by thousands of people around the world, TRE can help restore a sense of inner peace, allowing for a more vibrant, complete experience of life. This workshop will teach you the basics of the TRE system allowing you to release…

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October 2019

Introduction to Japanese Language

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$147.00

Learn to read, write, and speak with fellow classmates in our Introduction to Japanese Language class! GENERAL INFO: ‣ Price ⇰ $120.00 per student (+$27.00 for textbook)‣ Starts ⇰ Saturday, October 5th OR Thursday, October 3rd‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday or Thursday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates for the SATURDAY class: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, and 11/9 Please note exact class dates for the THURSDAY class: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24,…

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Reiki Tenohira, the Japanese Art of Hands-on-Healing

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$25.00

Explore the deeper meaning of hands-on-healing from a traditional Japanese perspective with world renown Reiki Teacher, Frans Stiene.

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Intermediate Japanese Language

October 3 @ 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, October…

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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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Introduction to Japanese Language

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$147.00

Learn to read, write, and speak with fellow classmates in our Introduction to Japanese Language class! GENERAL INFO: ‣ Price ⇰ $120.00 per student (+$27.00 for textbook)‣ Starts ⇰ Saturday, October 5th OR Thursday, October 3rd‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday or Thursday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates for the SATURDAY class: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, and 11/9 Please note exact class dates for the THURSDAY class: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24,…

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Introduction to Japanese Language

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$147.00

Learn to read, write, and speak with fellow classmates in our Introduction to Japanese Language class! GENERAL INFO: ‣ Price ⇰ $120.00 per student (+$27.00 for textbook)‣ Starts ⇰ Saturday, October 5th OR Thursday, October 3rd‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday or Thursday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates for the SATURDAY class: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, and 11/9 Please note exact class dates for the THURSDAY class: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24,…

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Intermediate Japanese Language

October 5 @ 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, October…

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Advanced Japanese Language

October 5 @ 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, October 5th‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19,…

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Introduction to Ikebana Flower Arrangement: 6 Week Class

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$200.00

We are excited to offer the next 6 Week Ikebana Course at the Japanese Culture Center! Classes meet for 6 Sundays beginning 10/06/2019 3:00-4:00pm Introductory CourseThe course fee is $200, which includes flowers and all tools required for both the course. You can take home all tools and materials after its completion to continue the practice. *There are VERY limited seats in this class, and thus we recommend registering ASAP. Regardless, registration 1 week prior to class is required.* The class schedule…

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Ikebana Flower Arrangement: 6 Week INTERMEDIATE Course

October 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$150.00

We are excited to offer the next 6 Week Intermediate Ikebana Course at the Japanese Culture Center! Classes meet for 6 Sundays beginning 10/06/2019 4:00-5:00pm Intermediate Course The class schedule will be 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 11/10, 11/17, and 11/24The fee of $150.00 requires that you have all tools for the course.There are VERY limited seats in this class, and thus we recommend registering ASAP. Regardless, registration 1 week prior to class is required.  The course is taught by Charles Harris Sensei,…

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Sumi-e Painting (DROP IN CLASS)

October 13 @ 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  1 class of the 5 week session of Sumi-e (each 2 hours long). Advance at your own pace—you do not need to know how to paint with ink, all levels are welcome, and course materials will be provided. (Limit 10 Students) 1 class for $35.00 Time: Sundays 10:30-12:30 Dates:  9/8, 9/22, 10/13, 10/27, and 11/10 Japanese ink painting, (sumi-e) is the art of painting using brush (fude), ink (sumi) and thin absorbent “rice-paper” (washi).…

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Straight to the Heart!: Storytelling with Ada Cheng

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$10.00

Telling Personal Stories for Healing, Resistance, and Empowerment

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Contemporary Paper Marbling Techniques

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$60.00

In this 2 hr class we will use different types of inks and acrylic paint to and actually draw on the surface of thickened water. Instruction how to use stencils and chemical resists adds to the fun of creating unusual designs! **For participants 10 years of age and older** Instructor Bio: Pamela Martinez has been teaching, studying andpracticing the ancient art of paper marbling for over tenyears and is a member of the Sumi-E Society. Ms.Martinez provides suminagashi instruction at…

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Sumi-e Painting (DROP IN CLASS)

October 27 @ 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  1 class of the 5 week session of Sumi-e (each 2 hours long). Advance at your own pace—you do not need to know how to paint with ink, all levels are welcome, and course materials will be provided. (Limit 10 Students) 1 class for $35.00 Time: Sundays 10:30-12:30 Dates:  9/8, 9/22, 10/13, 10/27, and 11/10 Japanese ink painting, (sumi-e) is the art of painting using brush (fude), ink (sumi) and thin absorbent “rice-paper” (washi).…

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November 2019

Orizomegami – Japanese Paper Dyeing Workshop

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

Absorbent paper is folded and then dyed to produce interesting geometrical patterns when the paper id unfolded a practices in Japan and around the world for centuries. Zen like in it’s folding, the ancient technique reminds us to be present in the moment. This exciting 2 hr workshop will introduce 4 basic paper folds. we will experiment with non-toxic dye solutions resulting in beautiful future at projects; gift wrapping, card making, envelope lining, or book binding.  All supplies included.  Instructor Bio:…

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Sumi-e Painting (DROP IN CLASS)

November 10 @ 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  1 class of the 5 week session of Sumi-e (each 2 hours long). Advance at your own pace—you do not need to know how to paint with ink, all levels are welcome, and course materials will be provided. (Limit 10 Students) 1 class for $35.00 Time: Sundays 10:30-12:30 Dates:  9/8, 9/22, 10/13, 10/27, and 11/10 Japanese ink painting, (sumi-e) is the art of painting using brush (fude), ink (sumi) and thin absorbent “rice-paper” (washi).…

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December 2019

Introductory Ikebana Workshop on 12/7

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

We are excited to offer an Introductory Ikebana Workshop here at the Japanese Culture Center on Saturday, December 7th from 1-3PM!The workshop fee is $60 which includes flowers, and an arrangement to take home after its completion.  *Registration will close November 29 (FRIDAY) in order to obtain all the materials for the December 7th 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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Introduction to Wool (Dry) Needle Felting Figurines in Chicago

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$90.00

Needle Felting Workshop - ふぇるとにどるつくる (FerutoNīdoruTsukuru)   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 flat shapes scultping finishing Preregistration: $90 - Drop In: $100 **All materials are included. Each student will receive a re-usable kit. (A $25 Value) Instructor Bio: Renée…

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