Enrichment Programs

Connections offers dozens of stimulating enrichment programs to all Club Members.

From Japanese culture and cooking to art, the classes cover a broad range of subjects and are taught by experienced instructors.

Enrichment programs are open to adults. The ¥3,500 registration fee per class is waived for Connections members. Class and material fees vary.

Explore the possibilities from the programs below.

All Material fees are paid to the instructor directly in cash, unless stated otherwise.

Please see policies and procedures.

Aloha Ukulele: Intermediate III

Fri Nov 06 | 10am to 12pm

After learning the basics, students continue to play ukulele and sing along to popular tunes.

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Aloha Ukulele: Intermediate IV

Fri Dec 11 | 10am to 12pm

After learning the basics, students continue to play ukulele and sing along to popular tunes.

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Baking: German Christmas Cookies

Fri Dec 04 | 11am to 1:30pm

Just in time for Christimas.

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Baking: German Christmas Cookies

Fri Nov 27 | 11am to 1:30pm

Just in time for Christimas.

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Cancelled: Japanese Garden Walk: Autumn Evening Stroll

Thu Dec 03 | 6:30pm to 8pm

A trip through a landscape inspired by poetry.

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Drawing and Oil Painting

Wed Sep 23 | 10am to 1pm

Explore the possibilities of the brush and canvas in this wide-ranging class.

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Elementary Japanese

Thu Sep 24 | 1pm to 2:30pm

Start down the path of bilingual mastery.

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Elements of Jewelry Design: Session 2

Tue Oct 27 | 6pm to 7:30pm

Learn all there is to know on the world’s most precious stones.

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Intro to Japanese Calligraphy

Fri Oct 23 | 10:30am to 12pm

Learn the techniques, meaning and majesty behind the ancient art of calligraphy.

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Japanese Garden Walk: Daimyo Garden

Tue Nov 17 | 9am to 1pm

Next to the Tokyo Dome sits Koishikawa-Korakuen, one of Tokyo’s oldest surviving landscape gardens created by feudal era daimyo lords.

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Japanese Gift Wrapping: Christmas

Thu Nov 12 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

Learn the fundamentals of Japanese gift wrapping and make your next present look as good as its contents.

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Japanese Gift Wrapping: New Year’s

Thu Dec 03 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

Learn the fundamentals of Japanese gift wrapping with a twist.

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Kimekomi Doll Workshop

Thu Oct 08 | 10am to 12pm

Bring your own beloved traditional kimekomi doll to life.

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Lotus Leaf Studio

Tue Oct 27 | 2pm to 5pm

A traditional art of Thailand, lotus leaf paintings have spread across the globe on the back of their natural beauty and meditative process.

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Matcha Ink Calligraphy

Fri Nov 06 | 11:30am to 1pm

Craft a quintessential Japanese artwork using an unmistakeable hue of green matcha ink.

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Pearl Academy: Session 2

Thu Nov 05 | 12:30pm to 2pm

Ever wonder what makes pearls so precious?

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Pre-Intermediate Japanese

Wed Sep 23 | 1pm to 2:30pm

Take your Japanese to the next level.

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Sogetsu Ikebana

Thu Sep 24 | 9:30am to 11:30am

Established in 1927, the Sogestu school of ikebana flower arrangement features both standard and freeform styles.

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Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting

Tue Sep 29

Learn the traditional Japanese art of sumi-e brush and ink painting.

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Temari Ball Workshop

Wed Oct 14 | 10:30am to 1pm

Delicate and detailed, traditional temari toy balls have been prized in Japan for more than a millennium.

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The Art of Kintsugi: Session 2

Tue Nov 17 | 9:30am to 12pm

Kintsugi is the art of repairing broken pottery with seams of gold, silver and other metals that highlight faults rather than deflect from them for a uniquely beautiful piece.

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The Japanese Chef’s Knife

Tue Dec 01 | 10am to 12pm

Learn the secrets behind some of the best kitchen knives in the world.

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The Japanese Chef’s Knife

Tue Dec 08 | 10am to 12pm

Learn the secrets behind some of the best kitchen knives in the world.

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Traditions in Tea Ceremony

Mon Nov 16 | 10am to 12pm

Experience the finest in Japanese elegance and hospitality.

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Traditions in Tea Ceremony

Mon Nov 16 | 2pm to 4pm

Experience the finest in Japanese elegance and hospitality.

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Winter Holiday Arrangement

Tue Dec 01 | 10:30am to 12pm

Create a festive centerpiece with candles, various shades of green, berries, pine cones and other decorative elements.

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Woodblock Printing

Mon Sep 28 | 11am to 1pm

Produce your own stunning example of this essential Japanese art.

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Yuzen Dyeing: Silk

Tue Dec 15 | 1pm to 3:30pm

Traditional Japanese yuzen dyeworks are as storied as they are beautiful.

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