Enrichment Programs

The Women's Group offers dozens of stimulating enrichment programs to all Club Members.


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 adults. The ¥3,500 registration fee per class is waived for Women’s Group members. Class and material fees vary.

Explore the possibilities from the programs below.

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All About Nihonshu

Tue Mar 03 | 6pm to 7:30pm

What the world calls sake, Japan calls nihonshu.

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All-Natural Living

Tue Feb 04 | 10am to 12pm

Stay health, reduce stress and relax without chemicals.

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Aloha Ukulele: Summer Breeze

Fri May 08 | 10am to 12pm

Warmer weather and warmer tunes.

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Beauty School

Tue Mar 03 | 10am to 12pm

Go for that all-natural look.

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Bon Appétit

Mon Feb 03 | 11am to 2pm

Learn to cook like a true chef de cuisine.

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Choir

Tue Feb 04 | 2pm to 3:30pm

Experience the joy of singing in a group.

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Crochet Circle: T-Shirt Yarn Handbag

Tue Apr 07 | 11am to 12:30pm

See for yourself why crocheting has so many Members in stitches.

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Drawing and Oil Painting

Wed Feb 05 | 10am to 1pm

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

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Elementary Japanese

Thu Feb 06 | 1pm to 2:30pm

Start down the path of bilingual mastery.

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Elements of Jewelery Design: Session 1

Fri Feb 14 | 2pm to 4:30pm

An expert gemologist shares all there is to know on the world’s most precious stones.

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Elements of Jewelery Design: Session 2

Fri May 15 | 2pm to 4:30pm

An expert gemologist shares all there is to know on the world’s most precious stones.

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Fabric Crane Workshop

Tue Mar 17 | 1:30pm to 4pm

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

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Flower Arrangement: Champêtre Bouquet

Fri May 08 | 10:30am to 12pm

Craft your own French country-style bouquet.

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How to Save a Life: CPR and AED

Fri Mar 06 | 10am to 11:30am

Learn essential first aid skills to respond effectively in an emergency.

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iPhotography: Editing

Mon Mar 16 | 10am to 12pm

Turn your iPhone into a photo studio in your pocket.

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iPhotography: Studio

Mon Mar 09 | 10am to 12pm

Turn your iPhone into a professional-grade camera.

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Japan Survival Guide

Wed Mar 11 | 10am to 11:30am

Feeling a little overwhelmed by this fasinating city?

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Japanese Garden Walks: East Meets West

Fri May 15 | 6:30pm to 8pm

The best of both worlds come together in one garden.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Kanda River

Thu Mar 12 | 9am to 1pm

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

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Japanese Garden Walks: Kawagoe

Tue Apr 21 | 9am to 2pm

Step back in time on this visit to “Little Edo’s” medieval castle and gardens.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Sankeien

Tue May 26 | 9am to 1pm

Tour the once-private grounds of a millionaire’s estate.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Shibamata

Thu Feb 06 | 9am to 1pm

An indoor–outdoor journey through nature.

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Japanese Gift Wrapping: Bottles & Glasses

Mon Apr 27 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

Give your next wine or glassware gift a beautiful look guaranteed to impress.

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Japanese Gift Wrapping: Seamless

Fri Mar 13 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

Give your next present a beautiful look guaranteed to impress.

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Japanese Gift Wrapping: Shibori

Fri May 15 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

Put the finishing touches on your next gift with a traditional shibori design or ribbon.

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Japanese Gift Wrapping: Tato Origami

Fri Feb 07 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

Put the finishing touches on your next gift with a tato origami pocket.

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Japanese Spring Delights

Wed Feb 26 | 11am to 2pm

Celebrate the best of spring in Japan.

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Kiri-e Papercutting: Butterfly

Wed May 13 | 2pm to 4pm

Transform a simple piece of paper into a work of intricate art.

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Kiri-e Papercutting: Owl

Tue Mar 10 | 2pm to 4pm

Transform a simple piece of paper into a work of intricate art.

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Mizuhiki Knot Workshop: Brooch

Mon Mar 02 | 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Experience the delicate beauty of traditional mizuhiki knot-tying.

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Mizuhiki Knot Workshop: Necklace

Thu Feb 27 | 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Experience the delicate beauty of traditional mizuhiki knot-tying.

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Mizuhiki Knot Workshop: Wine Bottle

Wed Mar 18 | 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Experience the delicate beauty of traditional mizuhiki knot-tying.

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No Fuss Tea Ceremony

Wed Apr 01 | 10:30am to 12pm

The height of elegance, simplified.

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Pearl Academy: Session 1

Tue Feb 04 | 12:30pm to 2pm

Ever wonder what makes pearls so precious?

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Pearl Academy: Session 2

Wed Feb 12 | 12:30pm to 2pm

Dive even deeper into the beautiful world of pearls.

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Pre-Intermediate Japanese

Mon Feb 03 | 1pm to 2:30pm

Take your Japanese to the next level.

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Preserving Japanese Culture: Buddhism Revealed

Fri Feb 14 | 10am to 11:30am

Buddhas, bodhisattvas and devas demystified.

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Preserving Japanese Culture: Urushi Lacquerware

Fri Mar 06 | 10:30am to 11:30am

Go beneath the surface of the beautiful world of urushi.

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Sipping on Cider

Thu Apr 02 | 6pm to 7:30pm

A lip-smacking survey on the world’s second-fastest growing beverage.

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Sogetsu Ikebana Flower Arrangement

Thu Feb 06 | 10am to 11:30am

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

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Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting

Tue Feb 04

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

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The Japanese Table

Tue Mar 17 | 10:30am to 1pm

An ultimate guide to Japanese tablesettings and food presentation.

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Tokyo’s Contemporary Art: Kawamura Museum

Sat Apr 25 | 9:30am to 5pm

Just an hour outside Tokyo, a hidden gem of modern art.

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Tokyo’s Contemporary Art: Opening Night

Thu Feb 27 | 10am to 12pm

Are you ready for the Tokyo art scene’s biggest night of the year?

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Tokyo’s Contemporary Art: Roppongi Galleries

Fri Apr 03 | 6pm to 8:30pm

A tour de force of the most vibrant galleries in Tokyo’s most electric neighborhood.

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Traditions in Tea Ceremony

Thu Apr 09 | 10am to 12pm

Experience the finest in Japanese elegance and hospitality.

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Washi Papermaking

Mon Apr 20 | 8:30am to 4:30pm

Visit a traditional washi paper workshop and craft your own sheets just as artisans did a millennium ago.

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Woodblock Printing

Mon Mar 02 | 11am to 1pm

Carve, ink and press your own stunning example of this essential Japanese art.

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Yuzen Dyeing: Handkerchief

Thu Apr 30 | 1pm to 3:30pm

Traditional Japanese yuzen dyeworks are as storied as they are beautiful.

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