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.

Aizome Indigo Dyeing

Tue Feb 16 | 10am to 12pm

Dye your own handicrafts in traditional Japanese indigo.

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All About Sake (Online)

Tue Mar 02 | 6:30pm to 8pm

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

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Arm Knitting

Fri Mar 05 | 11am to 12:30pm

Learn to knit with your arms by using chunky yarn from merino wool or cotton.

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Arm Knitting (Online)

Thu Mar 04 | 11am to 12:30pm

Learn to knit with your arms by using chunky yarn from merino wool or cotton in this virtual seminar.

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Baking: Quiche Lorraine and Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Fri May 21 | 11am to 1:30pm

Learn to prepare two classic and party-tastic treats.

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Baking: Strawberry Roll and Cookies

Mon Feb 15 | 11am to 1:30pm

Indulge your palate with the wonders of German baking.

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Behind the Lens (Online)

Mon Feb 15 | 8pm to 9:30pm

A virtual look into all the tips, tricks and tactics to capture life as you see it.

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Capturing Japan

Thu Mar 11 | 7pm to 8:30pm

Learn how to capture the beauty of Japan.

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Crochet Circle: T-Shirt Yarn Handbag

Fri Apr 16 | 11am to 12:30pm

Craft a handbag from scratch over two classes using T-shirt yarn and plenty of imagination.

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Crochet Circle: T-Shirt Yarn Handbag (Online)

Wed Apr 14 | 11am to 12:30pm

Craft a handbag from scratch over three virtual classes using T-shirt yarn and plenty of imagination.

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Drawing and Oil Painting

Wed Feb 03 | 10am to 1pm

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

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Elementary Japanese

Mon Feb 01 | 1pm to 2pm

Start down the path of bilingual mastery.

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Essential Oil Yoga

Mon Feb 01 | 10:30am to 12pm

Restore balance, promote health and preserve well-being.

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Exotic Noodles: Thailand and Myanmar

Wed Feb 10 | 10:30am to 1pm

Hot and sumptuous noodles make for a perfect one-dish meal.

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Exotic Thai Curries

Wed Feb 24 | 10:30am to 1pm

Thai cooking is a delicate blend of contrasting flavors and cooking styles.

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Flavors of Japan: A Touch Of Tofu

Fri Feb 12 | 10:30am to 1pm

A taste of a Japanese staple food.

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Flavors of North India

Fri Mar 19 | 10:30am to 1pm

Enjoy the sumptuous taste of a North Indian meal.

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Flavors of South India

Tue Feb 16 | 10:30am to 1pm

South Indian favorites on full display.

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From Bland to Beautiful Interiors

Tue May 18 | 10am to 12pm

Elevate your home from bland to beautiful.

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From Bland to Beautiful Interiors (Online)

Tue Apr 13 | 10am to 11:15am

Elevate your home from bland to beautiful with this virtual class.

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Intermediate English

Wed Feb 03 | 11am to 12:30pm

Broaden your English skills with more conversation and vocabulary.

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Japanese Garden Walk: Kitakamakura Zen Gardens

Thu Mar 11 | 8:30am to 1pm

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

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Japanese Garden Walk: Mitake Stone Garden

Thu Apr 22 | 7:50am to 2pm

A stroll through art in various forms.

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Japanese Garden Walk: Shibamata Gardens

Thu Feb 18 | 9am to 1pm

A stroll through prized garden grounds.

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Japanese Garden Walk: Yokohama Sankeien

Tue May 25 | 8:30am to 1pm

A walk through a traditional Japanese strolling garden.

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Japanese Gardens: Best of the Best (Online)

Tue Feb 02 | 10am to 11:30am

A virtual survey of Japanese gardens from their origins to their crowning achievements.

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Japanese Grocery Shopping

Thu Feb 04 | 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Ever felt lost navigating your neighborhood grocery store?

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Japanese Grocery Shopping

Tue Mar 16 | 9am to 11am

Ever felt lost navigating your neighborhood grocery store?

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Japanese Grocery Shopping

Tue Apr 13 | 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Ever felt lost navigating your neighborhood grocery store?

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Japanese Grocery Shopping

Wed May 26 | 9am to 11am

Ever felt lost navigating your neighborhood grocery store?

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Knitting 101

Thu Feb 04 | 1pm to 2:30pm

Learn the basics of knitting.

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Knitting 201

Tue Feb 16 | 1pm to 2:30pm

Go beyond the basics!

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Knitting 201

Tue Mar 02 | 1pm to 2:30pm

Go beyond the basics!

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Knitting 201

Tue Mar 16 | 1pm to 2:30pm

Go beyond the basics!

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Lotus Leaves Painting

Thu Feb 18 | 10am to 1pm

Lotus leaves paintings have spread across the globe from Thailand on the back of their natural beauty and meditative process.

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Lotus Leaves Painting

Fri Mar 19 | 10am to 1pm

Lotus leaves paintings have spread across the globe from Thailand on the back of their natural beauty and meditative process.

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Lotus Leaves Painting

Fri May 14 | 2pm to 5pm

Lotus leaves paintings have spread across the globe from Thailand on the back of their natural beauty and meditative process.

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No Fuss Tea Ceremony

Wed Apr 28 | 1:30pm to 3pm

The height of elegance, simplified.

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One-Day Woodblock

Mon Mar 01 | 2pm to 5pm

Make your own mokuhanga woodblock in just a few hours.

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One-Day Woodblock

Mon Mar 08 | 2pm to 5pm

Make your own mokuhanga woodblock in just a few hours.

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Pinterest Like A Pro

Tue Apr 06 | 10am to 12pm

Up your Pinterest game in a few simple steps.

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Pinterest Like A Pro (Online)

Wed Mar 17 | 10am to 11:15am

Up your Pinterest game in a few simple steps with this virtual class.

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Playing with Jewels (Online)

Fri Feb 05 | 6pm to 7:30pm

Learn all there is to know on the world’s most precious stones through this virtual class.

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Playing with Jewels (Online)

Fri Apr 09 | 6pm to 7:30pm

Learn all there is to know on the world’s most precious stones through this virtual class.

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Sogetsu Ikebana

Thu Feb 04 | 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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Spring Flower Arrangement

Thu Apr 08 | 10am to 12pm

Spring has sprung.

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Spring Flower Arrangement (Online)

Tue Mar 16 | 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Spring has sprung in this virtual flower arranging class.

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Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting

Tue Feb 02

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

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Temari Ball Workshop

Mon Feb 08 | 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 Japanese Chef's Knife

Mon Mar 08 | 10am to 12pm

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

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The Japanese Tea Box

Wed Apr 14 | 10am to 12:30pm

Dive into the world of the chabako tea box.

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Traditions in Tea Ceremony

Wed Mar 17 | 10am to 12pm

Experience the finest in Japanese elegance and hospitality.

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Woodblock Printing

Mon Mar 01 | 11am to 1pm

Produce your own stunning example of this essential Japanese art.

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