JAPANESE & CULTURAL OPEN CLASS
Japanese Nihongo Class (Beginner level)
An experienced Japanese teacher will introduce students to Japanese culture through Japanese history, story telling, and explanation of Japanese folklore.
Combined Culture Class (Beginner and Intermediate level)
In a class setting, students will participate and experience in traditional Japanese Dance, Origami, Kimono, Rakugo, Uta, Haiku, Tanka, Doyo. These subjects will be taught from a historical perspective. At times, VIP guest lecturers will be invited to lecture.
Tracing/Calligraphy Class (Advance level)
Calligraphy will be used to trace the "Hannya Shingyo"(Heart Sutra). Calligraphy is method for mindful discipline and is practiced not only in Japan but in other other Buddhist countries. Each word and phrase(s) have hidden meaning and stories behind them and will be revealed by the instructor.
Heart Sutra or Buddha Art Calligraphy will also be offered to advanced level students. Calligraphy in the advanced level allows a student to experience a
synchronization of body movement associated with cultural learning.