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1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

March 2019

Introduction to Japanese Swordsmanship

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - May 18 @ 1:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$100.00

Learn the basics of Traditional Japanese Swordsmanship with Mugai Ryu Iaido and the Japanese Culture Center.This 8 week class will teach you the fundamental techniques of Japanese swordsmanship. Topics covered will include etiquette, movement, stances, cutting, samurai history & culture and much more!We provide everything you need for the class, all you need to do is show up in loose clothing that you don't mind getting sweaty.Class size is limited so call to reserve your spot! This course tends to…

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Meditation Workshop

March 30 @ 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.GENERAL INFO:‣ Price ➡ $30.00 per student‣ Starts ➡ Saturday, March 30th @12:00 PM‣ Duration ➡ 2 Hours‣ Instructor ➡ Ron Shereyk…

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TRE Workshop

March 30 @ 2:15 pm - 4:15 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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April 2019

Needle Felting Workshop

April 6 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$90.00

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    …

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Butoh Workshop

April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$15.00

“There are as many ways to do butoh as there are flowers in the world.”Saturday, April 6th 6:30pm-8:30pm$15.00This workshop has a limited number of spaces available! This 2 hour workshop will focus on the method developed by one of the founders of Butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata. This method of exploration is firmly grounded in the body, utilizes imagery, and prioritizes form over feeling.Wear clothes that are easy to move in! Bring a water bottle. This workshop is open to all levels…

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Haru no mezame 春のめざめ “Spring Awakens” – Haiku Workshop

April 7 @ 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 Haru no mezame 春のめざめ “Spring Awakens” 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…

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Butoh Workshop

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$15.00

“There are as many ways to do butoh as there are flowers in the world.”Saturdays, April 13th, April 20th, and April 27th 6:30pm-8:30pm$15.00This workshop has a limited number of spaces available! This 2 hour workshop will focus on the method developed by one of the founders of Butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata. This method of exploration is firmly grounded in the body, utilizes imagery, and prioritizes form over feeling.Wear clothes that are easy to move in! Bring a water bottle. This workshop…

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Introduction to Japanese Language

April 20 @ 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, April 20th OR Thursday, April 25th‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday or Thursday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates for the SATURDAY class: 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 and 5/25 Please note exact class dates for the THURSDAY class: 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16,…

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Introduction to Japanese Language

April 20 @ 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, April 20th OR Thursday, April 25th‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday or Thursday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates for the SATURDAY class: 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 and 5/25 Please note exact class dates for the THURSDAY class: 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16,…

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Intermediate Japanese Language

April 20 @ 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, April…

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Advanced Japanese Language

April 20 @ 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 per student ‣ Starts ⇰ Saturday, April 20th‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates for…

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Butoh Workshop

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$15.00

“There are as many ways to do butoh as there are flowers in the world.”Saturdays, April 13th, April 20th, and April 27th 6:30pm-8:30pm$15.00This workshop has a limited number of spaces available! This 2 hour workshop will focus on the method developed by one of the founders of Butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata. This method of exploration is firmly grounded in the body, utilizes imagery, and prioritizes form over feeling.Wear clothes that are easy to move in! Bring a water bottle. This workshop…

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Introduction to Japanese Language

April 25 @ 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, April 20th OR Thursday, April 25th‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday or Thursday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates for the SATURDAY class: 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 and 5/25 Please note exact class dates for the THURSDAY class: 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16,…

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Intermediate Japanese Language

April 25 @ 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, April…

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How to Draw Anime!

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$40.00

Info: Beginner Course: Ages 10+ Length: 2 hours  $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 practice the…

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Butoh Workshop

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$15.00

“There are as many ways to do butoh as there are flowers in the world.”Saturdays, April 13th, April 20th, and April 27th 6:30pm-8:30pm$15.00This workshop has a limited number of spaces available! This 2 hour workshop will focus on the method developed by one of the founders of Butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata. This method of exploration is firmly grounded in the body, utilizes imagery, and prioritizes form over feeling.Wear clothes that are easy to move in! Bring a water bottle. This workshop…

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May 2019

Introduction to Japanese Tea Ceremony / Chanoyu

May 4 @ 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, May 4th, 2019 through May 25th. • 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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June 2019

Butoh Workshop : June

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

“There are as many ways to do butoh as there are flowers in the world.”Saturdays, June 2nd, June 9th, June 16th, and June 22nd 6:30pm-8:30pm$15.00This workshop has a limited number of spaces available! This 2 hour workshop will focus on the method developed by one of the founders of Butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata. This method of exploration is firmly grounded in the body, utilizes imagery, and prioritizes form over feeling.Wear clothes that are easy to move in! Bring a water bottle.…

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Butoh Workshop : June

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

“There are as many ways to do butoh as there are flowers in the world.”Saturdays, June 2nd, June 9th, June 16th, and June 22nd 6:30pm-8:30pm$15.00This workshop has a limited number of spaces available! This 2 hour workshop will focus on the method developed by one of the founders of Butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata. This method of exploration is firmly grounded in the body, utilizes imagery, and prioritizes form over feeling.Wear clothes that are easy to move in! Bring a water bottle.…

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Butoh Workshop : June

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

“There are as many ways to do butoh as there are flowers in the world.”Saturdays, June 2nd, June 9th, June 16th, and June 22nd 6:30pm-8:30pm$15.00This workshop has a limited number of spaces available! This 2 hour workshop will focus on the method developed by one of the founders of Butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata. This method of exploration is firmly grounded in the body, utilizes imagery, and prioritizes form over feeling.Wear clothes that are easy to move in! Bring a water bottle.…

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Butoh Workshop : June

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

“There are as many ways to do butoh as there are flowers in the world.”Saturdays, June 2nd, June 9th, June 16th, and June 22nd 6:30pm-8:30pm$15.00This workshop has a limited number of spaces available! This 2 hour workshop will focus on the method developed by one of the founders of Butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata. This method of exploration is firmly grounded in the body, utilizes imagery, and prioritizes form over feeling.Wear clothes that are easy to move in! Bring a water bottle.…

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