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1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

May 2019

May Needle Felting Workshop

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 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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How to Draw Anime!

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$40.00

Info:*An age limitation of 10 years old and above will be enforced for the class.*Beginner Course:  Ages 10+Length: 2 hours Price: $40How 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…

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June 2019

Introduction to Japanese Language

June 1 @ 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, June 1st OR Thursday, June 6th‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday or Thursday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates for the SATURDAY class: 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, and 7/6 Please note exact class dates for the THURSDAY class: 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27,…

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Introduction to Japanese Language

June 1 @ 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, June 1st OR Thursday, June 6th‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday or Thursday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates for the SATURDAY class: 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, and 7/6 Please note exact class dates for the THURSDAY class: 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27,…

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Intermediate Japanese Language

June 1 @ 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, June…

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Orizomegami – Japanese Paper Dyeing Workshop

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

The Japanese Culture Center is happy to announce a new special workshop where participants can learn the art of Orizomegami!Saturday, June 1st, 1-3PMWorkshop Fee: $60Absorbent paper is folded and then dyed to produce interesting geometrical patterns when the paper is unfolded as practiced in Japan and around the world for centuries. Zen-like in its folding, the ancient technique reminds us to be present in the moment. This class is open to all levels of experience! This 3 hour workshop will introduce…

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Advanced Japanese Language

June 1 @ 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, June 1st‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates for…

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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 with Holly Chernobyl

June 1 @ 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, June 1st : 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…

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Sumi-e Ink Painting for Beginners

June 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$150.00

5 classes 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 8 Students) 5 weeks for $150.00  Time: Sundays 10:30-12:30 Dates: 6/2, 6/9, 6/23, 6/30, and 7/7 2019 Japanese ink painting, (sumi-e) is the art of painting using brush (fude), ink (sumi) and thin absorbent “rice-paper” (washi). The emphasis is on the process! The Class will be…

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Sumi-e Painting (DROP IN CLASS)

June 2 @ 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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Continuing Monthly Shodo

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

Introduction to Japanese Language

June 6 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 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, June 1st OR Thursday, June 6th‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday or Thursday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates for the SATURDAY class: 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, and 7/6 Please note exact class dates for the THURSDAY class: 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27,…

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Intermediate Japanese Language

June 6 @ 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, June…

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Ongoing Monthly Chanoyu Class

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

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

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Contemporary Paper Marbling Techniques

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$60.00

Are you ready to explore additional paper marbling designs? In this 2 hour workshop we will manipulate traditional Suminagashi patterns on the surface of water with the use of different types of inks and additives resulting in interesting mono prints. Each paper is one of a kind!  Class topics include: - Review of supplies and preparation - The use of powdered moss - Color additives  - Pattern manipulation with demos Each student will increase their confidence and knowledge of Suminagashi…

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How to Draw Anime!

June 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$40.00

Info:*An age limitation of 10 years old and above will be enforced for the class.*Beginner Course:  Ages 10+Length: 2 hours Price: $40How 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…

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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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Sumi-e Painting (DROP IN CLASS)

June 9 @ 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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Zen Meditation Workshop

June 15 @ 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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June Needle Felting Workshop

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 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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TRE Workshop

June 15 @ 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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Butoh Workshop : June

June 15 @ 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.”June 15th  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. This workshop is open to…

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Ukiyo-e: Japanese Woodblock Printmaking Workshop with Japanese Arts Foundation/JCC visiting artist, Mami Takahashi

June 22 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$75.00

Description: Learn Japanese Woodblock printmaking techniques with multiple woodblocks- and your own postcard sized print to take home! **Workshop is limited to participants 18 years of age and older as sharp tools will be used for carving Note about the class from Mami Takahashi: From the earliest points in my artistic practice to the present, I have always had an affection and an interest in the beauty and precision in traditional printmaking techniques, and have at various times integrated the skills I…

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How to Draw Anime!

June 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$40.00

Info:*An age limitation of 10 years old and above will be enforced for the class.*Beginner Course:  Ages 10+Length: 2 hours Price: $40How 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…

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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
$15.00

“There are as many ways to do butoh as there are flowers in the world.”June 15th  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. This workshop is open to…

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Sumi-e Painting (DROP IN CLASS)

June 23 @ 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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Sound Bath

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

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. Despite our casual relationship with sound on a day-to-day basis, sound can be used as a tool for awareness, rest, and transformation. By creating an environment in which sound is their sole focus, guests will enter…

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Sumi-e Painting (DROP IN CLASS)

June 30 @ 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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July 2019

Sumi-e Painting (DROP IN CLASS)

July 7 @ 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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July Needle Felting Workshop

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 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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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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