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.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Shooting Better Photographs

Fri Feb 22 | 10am to 12:30pm

If your camera’s auto mode is your best friend, you’re about to discover what you’ve been missing.

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Ceramic Accessory Design

Mon Feb 04 | 2pm to 4pm

Wow friends and enhance your wardrobe with a personally designed ceramic accessory.

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Cracking Elementary Japanese Verbs

Wed Mar 06 | 10:30am to 12pm

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

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Drawing and Oil Painting

Wed Feb 06 | 1pm to 4pm

Learn how to draw using a plaster cast head, a common atelier tool.

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Elementary Japanese

Tue Feb 12 | 12:30pm to 2pm

Study Japanese with a clear goal in 2019.

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Exploring Japanese Tea Ceremony Traditions

Wed Apr 10 | 10am to 12pm

Visit Jissoan, a private teahouse in Tokyo’s Bunkyo Ward, for an exclusive insight into Japanese tea ceremony, or chanoyu, traditions with a tea master.

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Flower Arranging: Champêtre Bouquet

Tue Feb 19 | 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: Easter Baskets

Fri Apr 19 | 10:30am to 12pm

Celebrate this important holiday and spring’s colorful blooms with a basket arrangement of yellow and purple flowers and Easter eggs.

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Gems and Jewelry: An Insider's View

Fri Feb 08 | 10:30am 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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Home Solutions: Organizing Paperwork and Important Records

Tue Apr 23 | 10am to 12pm

Organizing paper is a chore many people dread. It is easy to get overwhelmed with the piles and decision-making that is required to replace chaos with order.

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Home Solutions: Simplifying and Organizing Your Wardrobe

Thu May 23 | 10am to 12pm

Is your wardrobe filled to the brim with clothes you don’t want to wear?

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Intermediate English

Tue Feb 05 | 1pm to 2:30pm

Would you like to understand and participate in more in-depth, interesting conversations with your English-speaking friends?

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Introduction to Japanese

Wed Feb 27 | 10:30am to 12pm

Understand the basic features of Japanese and how they reflect Japanese culture during this fascinating overview of the language.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Kanda River Gardens

Tue Mar 19 | 9am to 12:30pm

Take in three beautiful gardens along Tokyo’s Kanda River, a manmade canal built by the Tokugawa shogunate.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Kita Kamakura Zen Gardens

Tue Mar 05 | 8:15am to 1pm

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

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Japanese Garden Walks: Shibamata Gardens

Tue Feb 05 | 8:30am to 1pm

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 Walks: Western and Japanese Beauty in Harmony

Wed May 08 | 9am to 2pm

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

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Japanese Garden Walks: Yokohama Sankeien

Wed Apr 17 | 8:30am to 1pm

Sankeien is a traditional Japanese strolling garden. It was designed by Tomitaro (Sankei) Hara, a wealthy, Meiji-era businessman in the silk trade.

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Knitting: Cable

Wed Mar 13 | 1pm to 3:30pm

Fancy an Irish fisherman’s sweater with cables crisscrossing this way and that?

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Knitting: Intermediate Techniques

Wed Feb 06 | 1pm to 3:30pm

Give your knitting skills a boost through this three-session course.

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Knitting: Lace

Wed Apr 10 | 1pm to 3:30pm

A lace shawl is the perfect companion: easy to carry and ideal for wearing in a chilly room.

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No-Fuss Tea Ceremony

Mon Apr 08 | 10:30am to 12pm

This introduction to Japanese tea ceremony skips the formalities and explains the tools, techniques and traditions of this Japanese art in an easygoing, relaxed setting.

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Preserving Japanese Culture: Inside Buddhism

Tue Mar 05 | 10am to 11:30am

What does a reclining Buddha statue mean?

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Preserving Japanese Culture: Kuhonbutsu Tour

Tue Apr 02 | 9:30am to 12pm

Kuhonzan Yuizainenbustuin Joshin Temple, or Kuhonbutsu, is a historically important temple in western Tokyo.

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Preserving Japanese Culture: The Significance of Color

Wed Apr 24 | 10:30am to 11:30am

Do you know the real color of Buddha’s head?

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Sketch Your Travel Memories

Thu Feb 21 | 9:30am to 12pm

Learn a unique way to preserve travel memories or scenes from day-to-day life.

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Sogetsu Ikebana Flower Arranging

Thu Feb 07 | 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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Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting

Tue Feb 05

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

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Ukulele Aloha

Fri Mar 22 | 10am to 11:30am

Enjoy a morning of laid-back Hawaiian vibes while learning how to play and sing simple Hawaiian and popular tunes.

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Vegesushi Workshop

Mon Apr 08 | 10am to 1pm

Create your own vegetable sushi showpieces at this Instagram-friendly workshop.

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Vegetarian Flavors of South India

Mon Mar 04 | 10:30am to 1pm

Learn quick and easy ways to prepare unique and popular southern Indian dishes at home.

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Vegetarian Flavors of Thailand

Mon Feb 18 | 10:30am to 1pm

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

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