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.

Welcome Back Women's Group & Meet the Sensei
Monday, September 11
10am–12pm

Online Registration
Tuesday, September 12
10am

A Touch of Tofu: Flavors of Japan and Asia (2-part class)

Mon Oct 16 | 10:30am to 1pm

Tofu is a superfood: rich in protein, low in carbohydrates, calories and saturated fat, and cholesterol-free; making it a healthy, versatile cooking ingredient.

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Adapting Japanese Ingredients to Western Cuisine

Fri Oct 06 | 11am to 2pm

Learn to utilize those unfamiliar ingredients found at your local shop.

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Art of Holiday Furoshiki Wrapping

Fri Dec 01 | 10:30am to 12pm

Furoshiki is the traditional Japanese wrapping cloth.

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Backstreet Tour: Teeny-Tiny Time in Komagome

Fri Oct 13 | 10am to 4pm

 

Explore Komagome, a neighborhood famed for its large and lovely garden (which you’ll want on your map for its autumnal colors).

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Backstreet Tour: The Fabric of Romance in Ochiai

Fri Dec 01 | 10am to 4pm

Take a tour through the fabric of history in Ochiai, a neighborhood situated at the confluence of two Tokyo rivers.

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Beautiful Ikkanbari Baskets (3-part class)

Sun Oct 15 | 1pm to 4pm

Unfortunately, this class has been cancelled.

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Beautiful Japanese Wrapping 1: Kimono and Fan (2-part class)

Sun Oct 01 | 1:30pm to 3pm

Unfortunately, this class has been cancelled.

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Beautiful Japanese Wrapping 2: Holiday (2-part class)

Tue Nov 28 | 1:30pm to 3pm

Learn the tricks of beautiful wrapping for gifts and decorations ahead of the holiday season.

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Beautiful Movement 1

Fri Oct 06 | 2:30pm to 4pm

Good posture leads to a healthy body and mind.

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Beautiful Movement 2

Fri Nov 10 | 2:30pm to 4pm

Good posture leads to a healthy body and mind.

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Beautiful Movement 3

Fri Dec 08 | 2:30pm to 4pm

Good posture leads to a healthy body and mind.

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Beyond the Buddha

Fri Dec 01 | 10:30am to 12pm

Experience Japanese Buddhist traditions with an expert.

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Cooking with Italian Flavors

Tue Nov 21 | 11am to 2pm

Imagine the aroma and flavor of fresh-baked focaccia right out of the oven.

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Desserts! Mont Blanc

Wed Oct 11 | 10am to 1pm

Resembling the snow-capped peak of the Alps’ tallest mountain, Mont Blanc is a popular classic dessert.

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Desserts! The Secrets of Great Macarons

Wed Nov 01 | 10am to 1pm

What says French pastry more than a macaron?

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Drawing and Oil Painting (10 classes)

Wed Sep 27 | 1pm to 4pm

Students learn basic techniques for translating what they see in three-dimensional space onto a two-dimensional surface.

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E3 Fit Wellness (6 classes)

Wed Oct 25 | 10:30am to 11:15am

E3 Fit will help you with your fitness goals.

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English Conversation (8 classes)

Wed Sep 27 | 10am to 11:30am

Unfortunately, this class has been cancelled.

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Enhanced Photography (5 classes)

Mon Sep 25 | 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Unfortunately, this class has been cancelled.

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Exotic Noodles of Japan and Asia (2-part class)

Wed Oct 25 | 10:30am to 1pm

Who can resist a bowl of hot, satisfying noodles?

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FLORALUXE: Halloween Arrangement

Mon Oct 30 | 11am to 1pm

Celebrate Halloween with this lovely floral arrangement.

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FLORALUXE: Thanksgiving Arrangement

Fri Nov 17 | 11am to 1pm

Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with this colorful, seasonal arrangement.

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Flowers! Fresh Holiday Fragrance

Wed Nov 29 | 10:30am to 12pm

Add a warm light to your home for the holidays.

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Flowers! Soft Scent and Sparkle

Tue Dec 05 | 10:30am to 12pm

Learn to create this welcoming arrangement for your home.

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Fresh Pasta and Seafood Pescatore

Wed Oct 04 | 11am to 2pm

Find out how easy it is to make fresh pasta.

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Fun and Done! Learn To Quilt (3-part class)

Sun Oct 15 | 10am to 12pm

Learn the basics of traditional hand piecing and hand quilting.

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Gain and Maintain Healthy Eating Behaviors

Tue Oct 03 | 10am to 12pm

Make changes for the better in your eating habits.

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Gems and Jewelry: An Insider View

Thu Oct 19 | 9:30am to 2pm

Tour the wholesale jewelry area of Tokyo, where you can find everything from South Sea pearls to precious and semiprecious stones, beads, gold coins and more.

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Healthy Day Out Kagurazaka: On a Mission

Tue Oct 10 | 10:30am to 1:30pm

Enjoy a day out in Kagurazaka, one of Tokyo’s most intriguing areas.

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Ikebana Flower Arranging: Sogetsu (10 classes)

Thu Sep 28 | 10am to 11:30am

Learn more about the traditional arts of Japan and create beautiful ikebana floral arrangements for your home.

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Interactive Storytelling for Parents and Children

Wed Nov 29 | 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Participants engage in a lively, interactive storytelling session where children (ages 3–5) direct the story.

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Japanese Cooking: Timeless Favorites

Thu Oct 12 | 11am to 2pm

Learn to prepare some of the best known Japanese dishes and the techniques used for marinating and grilling a variety of fish and meat.

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Japanese Garden Walk 1: Lunch on the Pond

Wed Sep 27 | 9am to 1pm

In this first class of the Japanese Garden series, participants will learn about traditional Japanese gardens in Kiyosumi Teien, one of the most beautiful strolling and pond gardens in the country.

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Japanese Garden Walk 2: Zen Garden and Kamakura

Wed Oct 11 | 8am to 2pm

When you hear “Zen garden,” you may think of Kyoto, but there are plenty of options within an hour of Tokyo.

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Japanese Garden Walk 3: Daimyo Garden and Kagurazaka

Tue Nov 14 | 9am to 2pm

During the Edo period, the feudal lords, or daimyo, created over one thousand gardens, of which the oldest surviving one is Koishikawa-Korakuen, next to Tokyo Dome.

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Japanese Traditional Arts: Bonsai

Tue Oct 24 | 9am to 2pm

Bonsai is an art form created by the subtle manipulation of nature.

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Jewelry Making with Silver Clay

Mon Oct 23 | 1pm to 4pm

Silver clay, first discovered in Japan, can be molded and baked into pure silver.

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Jingling Washi Eggs and Washi Box

Fri Oct 20 | 1pm to 4:30pm

Learn the technique of covering hollow eggs with Japanese traditional washi paper to create a lovely decoration, original gift or holiday ornament.

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Making Good Choices: How Do You Stick with Healthy Habits?

Fri Oct 13 | 9:30am to 12:30pm

Unfortunately, this class has been cancelled.

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Modern Camera Fundamentals (5 classes)

Mon Sep 25 | 10am to 12pm

Make your camera work for you.

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Mt Fuji Milky Way Photography Excursion

Fri Oct 13 | 4pm to 10:30pm

Escape for an evening under the stars and a session of astrophotography at the base of Mount Fuji.

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No-Fuss Tea Ceremony

Wed Oct 11 | 10:30am to 12pm

This informal class is for the beginner who is interested in learning about tea ceremony.

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Nunoe Craft: Japanese Camellia

Wed Oct 04 | 10am to 12:30pm

Nunoe is a handicraft similar to patchwork based on the technique of traditional Japanese oshie work.

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Okazari Decoration

Wed Oct 11 | 10:30am to 11:30am

Okazari is a traditional, seasonal decoration in Japan often created with a wreath of rice husks, evergreens, flowers and other ornaments

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Ota Flower Market Excursion

Wed Oct 25 | 6:30am to 10am

Come with us as we make our merry, early-morning way to the Ota Flower Market.

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Pastry! Apple Tart and Quiche

Tue Dec 05 | 10am to 1pm

Learn both sweet and savory pies in just one class.

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Porcelain Painting: Maple Leaves Oval Box

Mon Oct 02 | 1pm to 3:30pm

Colorful maple leaves are a sure sign of autumn.

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Raising Confident Eaters

Tue Oct 17 | 10am to 12pm

Want to reduce meal-time stress and encourage picky eaters to explore new tastes?

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Sketch Your Travel Memories (3-part class)

Thu Sep 28 | 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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Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting (10 classes)

Tue Sep 26

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

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Survival Japanese 1: Greetings and Useful Phrases

Thu Sep 28 | 10:30am to 12pm

So what comes after please, thank you and hello?

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Survival Japanese 2: Enjoy Eating!

Thu Oct 12 | 10:30am to 12pm

Learn essential Japanese to take advantage of the fabulous cuisine here.

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Survival Japanese 3: Getting Around

Thu Oct 26 | 10:30am to 12pm

Learn the basics for using taxis and the incredibly convenient public transportation system in Japan.

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TAC Chefs: Chicken Pot Pie

Tue Oct 17 | 11:30am to 1:30pm

Warm your family with this cold weather favorite.

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TAC Chefs: Chinese Chicken Salad & Cupcakes with Frosting

Tue Sep 26 | 11:30am to 1:30pm

Learn to make the Club’s classic Chinese chicken salad.

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The Delicious Art of Cookie Decorating: Christmas

Fri Dec 08 | 10:30am to 1:30pm

Whether entertaining or sending gifts, create a delicious impression this holiday season with Kurabiiki’s festive cookie decorating class.

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The Delicious Art of Cookie Decorating: Halloween Spooktacular

Fri Oct 27 | 10:30am to 1:30pm

Decorate fabulous Halloween cookies with fun and spooky designs.

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Tokyo Urban Farming 1: Essentials

Tue Sep 26 | 11am to 12:30pm

Unfortunately, this class has been cancelled.

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Tokyo Urban Farming 3: Smart Sustainability

Tue Oct 31 | 11am to 12:30pm

Get what you need for less.

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Tokyo Urban Farming 4: Disaster Survival Strategies

Tue Nov 14 | 11am to 12:30pm

It’s never too early, but one day it may be too late to learn the skills to maximize your chances of surviving and thriving after a natural disaster.

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Tsuribina Crane

Tue Nov 28 | 1pm to 4pm

The crane is a symbol of peace and long life in Japan.

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Wagashi: Traditional Japanese Sweets

Mon Nov 06 | 10am to 1pm

These traditional, seasonal Japanese sweets are fun to make and beautiful to look at.

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When In Doubt, Draw (6 classes)

Mon Sep 25 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

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

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