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.

Spring 2022 Enrichment Programs

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Advanced English (Series)

Wed Feb 02 | 9am to 10:30am

Express yourself naturally through advanced drills and activities.

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Aizome Indigo Dyeing

Mon Mar 14 | 10am to 12pm

Dye your own handicrafts in traditional Japanese indigo.

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All About Sake (Online)

Thu Feb 03 | 6:30pm to 8pm

Dive into the wide (and delicious) world of Japanese sake in this virtual tasting.

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Aloha Ukulele: Advanced (Series)

Mon Apr 04 | 11am to 1pm

Enjoy a morning of laid-back Hawaiian vibes.

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Aloha Ukulele: Beginners (Series)

Mon Feb 14 | 11am to 1pm

Enjoy a morning of laid-back Hawaiian vibes.

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Art & Antiquing in Tokyo

Tue Mar 15 | 10am to 12pm

Become a more informed buyer while honing skills to hunt for your own treasures!

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Baking: Quiche Lorraine and Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Wed May 25 | 11am to 1:30pm

Learn to prepare two classic and party-tastic treats.

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Chef’s Table with Grace Choy: Session 1

Mon Apr 18 | 5:15pm to 9pm

A masterclass in Chinese cuisine.

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Chef’s Table with Grace Choy: Session 2

Mon Apr 25 | 5:15pm to 9pm

A masterclass in Chinese cuisine.

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Club Classics with Chef Lindsay: Session 1

Fri Apr 15 | 10am to 1:30pm

Learn to prepare your favorite Club dishes from the Club’s executive chef.

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Club Classics with Chef Lindsay: Session 2

Mon May 16 | 10am to 1:30pm

Learn to prepare your favorite Club dishes from the Club’s executive chef.

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Crafting Cocktails 101

Thu Mar 17 | 5pm to 7pm

A look into three classic concoctions.

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Drawing and Oil Painting (Series)

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

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

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Elementary Japanese (Series)

Thu Feb 10 | 1:30pm to 3pm

Start down the path of bilingual mastery.

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Exploring Architecture: Central Tokyo

Tue Apr 05 | 9:30am to 2:30pm

An up-close-and-personal exploration of Tokyo’s most significant buildings and sites.

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Exploring Architecture: Shibuya & Omotesando

Tue Apr 26 | 9:30am to 2:30pm

An up-close-and-personal exploration of Tokyo’s most significant buildings and sites.

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German Potato Salad with Meatballs

Tue Feb 22 | 11am to 1:30pm

A German staple food with regional flair.

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Ginza Gallery Tour

Fri Apr 15 | 11am to 2pm

Explore Tokyo’s most prestigious art galleries.

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Indian Delights: Gujarat Vegetarian

Thu Feb 24 | 10:30am to 1pm

A sampler of West Indian vegetarian flavors and cooking techniques.

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Indian Delights: Mughlai Vegetarian

Wed Mar 16 | 10:30am to 1pm

Experience the rich and aromatic cuisine of North India.

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Indian Delights: Mumbai Street Foods

Tue Mar 08 | 10:30am to 1pm

You don’t need a three-star restaurant for three-star food.

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Indian Delights: Southern Vegetarian

Wed Mar 02 | 10:30am to 1pm

South Indian vegetarian favorites galore.

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Intermediate English (Series)

Wed Feb 02 | 11am to 12:30pm

Broaden your English skills with more conversation and vocabulary.

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Japanese Garden Walk: Camellia Hill

Thu Mar 10 | 9am to 1pm

In northeast Tokyo, tour the favorite greens of ukiyo-e artists and feudal lords alike.

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Japanese Garden Walk: Kamakura Zen

Tue Mar 01 | 8:30am to 2pm

Visit three stunning Zen temples during the plum blossom season.

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Japanese Garden Walk: Seaside Views

Wed Apr 13 | 8:30am to 2pm

A seaside park with a stunning vista.

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Japanese Garden Walk: Yokohama Sankeien

Thu May 26 | 8:30am to 2pm

A walk through a traditional Japanese strolling garden.

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Japanese Grocery Shopping: Introduction

Mon Feb 07 | 10:30am to 12pm

Everything you’ve ever wondered about the Japanese pantry.

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Japanese Grocery Shopping: Store Tour 1

Tue Feb 15 | 10am to 11am

Ever felt lost navigating your neighborhood grocery store?

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Japanese Grocery Shopping: Store Tour 2

Tue Feb 22 | 10am to 11am

Ever felt lost navigating your neighborhood grocery store?

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Japanese Lantern Workshop

Fri Apr 22 | 2pm to 4pm

Craft your very own traditional paper-and-wood andon lantern.

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Kimekomi Doll Workshop (Series)

Mon Feb 07 | 11am to 1pm

Bring your own beloved traditional kimekomi doll to life.

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Kimono Fabric Quilting

Mon Apr 04 | 1pm to 3pm

Craft a keepsake uniquely yours with textiles of unparalleled beauty.

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Knitting Circle: Hat, Cowl, Scarf & Vest (Series)

Wed Feb 02 | 1:30pm to 3:30pm

A handmade item of your own design.

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Lotus Leaves Painting

Fri Apr 01 | 10am to 1pm

Lotus leaves paintings have spread across the globe from Thailand due to their natural beauty and meditative process.

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Mahjong Parlor (Series 1)

Thu Mar 10 | 10:30am to 1pm

Learn the basics of the Taiwanese version of the internationally popular tile game.

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Mahjong Parlor (Series 2)

Thu Mar 10 | 1:30pm to 4pm

Learn the basics of the Taiwanese version of the internationally popular tile game.

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Ota Flower Market Tour

Wed Apr 13 | 6:20am to 10:30am

See how Japan buys its greenery at the country’s largest flower marketplace.

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Pearl Academy

Mon Feb 07 | 2pm to 4pm

Ever wonder what makes pearls so precious?

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Roppongi Art Triangle Tour

Fri Mar 18 | 10am to 1pm

Explore Tokyo’s fast-growing avant-garde art community.

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Sogetsu Ikebana (Series)

Thu Feb 03 | 9am to 11:30am

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

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Spring Flower Arrangement

Tue Mar 08 | 10:30am to 12pm

Spring has sprung.

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Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting (Series)

Tue Feb 01

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

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Tastes of Taiwan: Beef Noodle Soup

Tue Mar 29 | 10:30am to 1pm

Traditional dishes from the island nation.

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Tastes of Taiwan: Char Siu Pork

Mon Feb 28 | 10:30am to 1pm

Traditional dishes from the island nation.

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Tastes of Taiwan: Scallion Pancakes

Thu Apr 07 | 10:30am to 1pm

Traditional dishes from the island nation.

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Tastes of Taiwan: Sticky Rice

Tue Mar 08 | 10:30am to 1pm

Traditional dishes from the island nation.

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Tea Ceremony Basics

Fri Mar 04 | 10am to 12pm

Learn the meaning behind every intricate detail of the chanoyu tea ceremony.

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Tea Ceremony Trial

Fri Mar 11 | 10am to 2:30pm

Go deeper into chanoyu with this hands-on class.

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Temari Ball Workshop (Series)

Thu Mar 03 | 10am to 12:30pm

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

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The Art of Furoshiki Wrapping

Wed Feb 02 | 10:30am to 12pm

Explore the art and culture of Japan through traditional furoshiki wrapping.

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The Japanese Kitchen: Makizushi

Fri Apr 01 | 10am to 1pm

Rock and roll (up some sushi)!

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The Japanese Kitchen: Okonomiyaki

Fri Mar 11 | 10am to 1pm

The ultimate comfort food for millions of Japanese.

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The Japanese Kitchen: Tonkatsu

Fri Apr 15 | 10am to 1pm

Master the crispy and juicy classic.

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The Japanese Tea Box (Series)

Fri Mar 04 | 10am to 2:30pm

Dive into the world of the chabako tea box.

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Traditions in Tea Ceremony

Wed Mar 16 | 10am to 12pm

Experience the finest in Japanese elegance and hospitality.

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Watercolor Journaling (Series)

Thu Mar 31 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

 Add some color to the record of your daily life.

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Woodblock Printing (Series)

Mon Feb 14 | 10am to 1pm

Produce your own stunning example of this essential Japanese art.

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Yukata Experience

Thu May 19 | 1pm to 3pm

Slip into the quintessential Japanese garment.

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