Enrichment Programs

The Women's Group offers a wide range of dynamic, engaging enrichment programs to all Club Members.

Running the gamut from Japanese culture and photography to cooking and art, the classes cover a broad range of subjects and are taught by experienced instructors.
Enrichment programs are open to ages 18 and over, and non-Women's Group members are charged an additional ¥3,500 per class.
Explore the possibilities from the programs below.

Please see policies and procedures.

Spring Program Online Registration
Jan 16
10am

Crafting Oshi-e

Thu Feb 22 | 2pm to 4:30pm

Oshi-e are three-dimensional tapestry ornaments or decorations.

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Crafting Washi Paper Ornaments for Easter

Fri Mar 02 | 1pm to 3:30pm

Ahead of the Easter holiday season, learn how to create a stunning, seasonal ornament with traditional Japanese washi paper.

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Drawing and Oil Painting

Wed Feb 07 | 1pm to 4pm

Students learn how to transfer what they see before them onto paper.

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Flower Arranging: Champêtre Bouquet

Fri May 11 | 10:30am to 12pm

This engaging green and white bouquet is reminiscent of sunny, verdant days and warm, moonlit nights, fragrant with the scent of white blossoms.

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Flower Arranging: Early Spring Garden

Tue Feb 27 | 10:30am to 12pm

Nothing is more welcome in spring than the first blooms.

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How to Make American Home Sweets

Tue Apr 10 | 10am to 1pm

Get baking some American classic sweet treats.

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How to Make Classic Lasagna

Wed Feb 07 | 10am to 1pm

Every family has its own version of this American crowd-pleaser.

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How to Make Lamb Chops, Potatoes and Minted Peas

Wed Mar 07 | 10am to 1pm

Spring lamb is the perfect holiday celebration dish.

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How to Make Spring Salads

Tue May 01 | 10am to 1pm

Japan is bursting with so many wonderful vegetables for salads.

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Inside Buddhism

Wed Apr 11 | 10am to 12pm

What does a reclining Buddha statue mean?

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Introduction to Sketching Your Travel Memories

Thu Feb 22 | 9:30am to 12:30pm

Learn a unique way to preserve travel memories or scenes from day-to-day life wherever you may find yourself.

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Japanese Calligraphy Basics

Mon Feb 19 | 1pm to 2:30pm

Students learn the ancient art of calligraphy, the practice’s history and related terminology and techniques.

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Japanese Garden Walk: Kita Kamakura Zen Gardens

Tue Mar 06 | 8:30am to 2pm

Visit three stunning Zen temples in Kita Kamakura during the plum blossom season.

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Japanese Garden Walk: Shibamata Gardens

Wed Feb 07 | 9am to 2pm

Lauded by a highly regarded American magazine, Tokyo’s Yamamoto-tei is a traditional Japanese house that features elements of Western architecture and a beautiful shoin-style garden (designed for admiring from within a building).

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Japanese Garden Walk: Western and Japanese Beauty in Harmony

Thu May 17 | 9am to 2pm

Kyu Furukawa Gardens seamlessly blends characteristics of Western and Japanese gardens.

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Japanese Traditional Art: Handcrafted Washi Paper

Wed Apr 11 | 8am to 3pm

In 2014, a type of Japanese handmade paper, known as hosokawashi, received a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage listing.

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Knitting for Advanced Beginners

Tue Feb 13 | 10am to 12pm

Never be bored while waiting again!

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Knitting Super Basics

Tue Feb 06 | 10am to 12pm

Relearn your knitting skills or start a new hobby at this one-day workshop that introduces students to casting on, knitting and purl stitches.

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Let’s Talk!

Wed Feb 14 | 10am to 11:30am

Want to be more confident speaking English?

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Making Asian Sliders

Tue Feb 13 | 11am to 2pm

An Asian twist on the classic American mini burger.

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Making Traditional Wagashi Sweets

Fri Feb 23 | 10am to 1pm

Originally from Kyoto, wagashi are traditional sweets made from beans and sugar to mark festivals, life milestones and the changing seasons.

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Mother’s Day Tea Party Cookie Decorating

Wed May 02 | 10:30am to 1:30pm

Create delicious, stunningly decorated sugar cookies.

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Porcelain Painting

Mon Feb 26 | 1pm to 3:30pm

Turn an everyday Japanese donburi bowl into a useable work of art. Students learn how to paint peaches or cherry blossoms on a bowl, which is then fired for a beautiful finish.

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Preserving Japanese Culture

Wed Feb 14 | 10:30am to 11:30am

Urushi is a type of Japanese lacquer that is used for restoring antiques and objects of cultural significance.

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Sogetsu Ikebana Flower Arranging

Thu Feb 15 | 10am to 11:30am

Learn about this traditional Japanese art form and how to create beautiful ikebana floral arrangements for your home.

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Sogetsu Ikebana Flower Arranging with Everyday Objects

Fri May 18 | 10am to 12pm

Transform an everyday container like a favorite mug, empty jar or bowl into an eye-catching objet d’art.

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Sumi-e Ink Painting

Tue Feb 06

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

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Survival Japanese: Eating Out and Shopping

Thu Mar 15 | 10:30am to 12pm

Start really enjoying the fabulous cuisine here.

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Survival Japanese: Greetings and Useful Phrases

Thu Feb 22 | 10:30am to 12pm

Make your life in Japan easier by acquiring the necessary tools for effective communication.

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Survival Japanese: Key Grammar for Communication

Thu Apr 05 | 10:30am to 12pm

With its seemingly complex structure and numerous particles, Japanese can appear baffling.

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The Art of Furoshiki Wrapping

Mon Mar 05 | 10:30am to 12pm

Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths, originally used for carrying clothes, gifts and everyday items.

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The Complete Indian Vegetarian Meal

Thu Feb 15 | 10:30am to 1pm

Discover how to make exotic vegetable and lentil curries, breads, pilaf and snacks from India.

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Urban Farming Essentials and Balcony Gardening

Tue Feb 13 | 11am to 12:30pm

Learn how to sow seeds, transplant seedlings, maximize harvests, and cultivate the necessary growing space.

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Valentine’s Cookie Decorating

Mon Feb 05 | 10:30am to 1:30pm

Bake beautiful sugar cookies, adorned with eye-catching designs.

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Walking and Sketching in Sumida

Thu May 17 | 10am to 1pm

Students of the Introduction to Sketching Your Travel Memories class have the chance to join this sketching trip to Tokyo’s Sumida Ward.

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Wellness Workout

Wed Feb 07 | 10am to 11am

Keep yourself strong and flexible through a series of exercises designed for doing anywhere, anytime and at your own pace.

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When in Doubt, Draw

Tue Feb 06 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

Participants learn how to draw in a unique way while discovering something new about themselves in the process.

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Driveway Repairs

Repair work on the Club’s entrance driveway continues through the end of February.

Work will take place on weekdays (except national holidays), between 8am and 5pm.

First-floor parking will be unavailable during this time.

Member vehicles will be directed to the B1 parking area.

We apologize for any inconvenience.