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.

Please see policies and procedures.

Art and Antiquing in Tokyo

Tue Nov 12

Dive into the world of Japanese art galleries and antiques markets.

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Chef’s Table with Marybeth Boller: Session 1

Wed Sep 25 | 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Join celebrity chef Marybeth Boller as she combines Japanese and Western ingredients for an unforgettable culinary experience.

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Chef’s Table with Marybeth Boller: Session 2

Wed Oct 16 | 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Join celebrity chef Marybeth Boller as she combines Japanese and Western ingredients for an unforgettable culinary experience.

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Chef’s Table with Marybeth Boller: Session 3

Wed Nov 06 | 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Join celebrity chef Marybeth Boller as she combines Japanese and Western ingredients for an unforgettable culinary experience.

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Chef’s Table with Marybeth Boller: Session 4

Wed Dec 11 | 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Join celebrity chef Marybeth Boller as she combines Japanese and Western ingredients for an unforgettable culinary experience.

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Choir

Wed Oct 02 | 2pm to 3:30pm

Experience the joy of singing in a group with jazz vocalist Naomi Grace and pianist Haruno Akiyama.

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Cooking with the Club

Mon Sep 30 | 10am to 12pm

Learn the secrets of the culinary masterminds behind the Club’s award-winning restaurants.

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Crochet Circle: T-Shirt Yarn Handbag

Thu Oct 03 | 11am to 12:30pm

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

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Drawing and Oil Painting

Wed Sep 25 | 10am to 1pm

Develop your creativity in one or all of several artistic disciplines.

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Elementary Japanese

Mon Sep 30 | 1pm to 2:30pm

Study Japanese with a clear goal in 2019.

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Exploring Japanese Tea Ceremony Traditions

Wed Nov 06 | 10am to 12pm

Visit a private teahouse in Bunkyo Ward for an exclusive insight into Japanese chanoyu tea ceremony traditions.

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Exploring Tokyo’s Architecture

Fri Nov 15

Trace the main events that have formed Tokyo’s modern architecture. 

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Flavors of North India

Fri Sep 27 | 10:30am to 1pm

Dive into the rich variety of flavors that define the cuisine of north India.

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Flower Arrangement: Champêtre Bouquet

Wed Oct 16 | 10:30am to 12pm

Craft your own French country-style bouquet 

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Flower Arrangement: Winter Holiday

Wed Dec 04 | 10:30am to 12pm

Create a festive centerpiece with candles, various shades of green, berries, pine cones and other decorative elements.

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Gems and Jewelry: An Insider’s View

Tue Nov 05 | 10am to 2pm

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

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Home Solutions: Decluttering the Kitchen

Thu Oct 03 | 9:30am to 12pm

Declutter and reorganize for a simpler, more efficient life.

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How to Save a Life: CPR and AED

Tue Oct 01 | 10am to 11:30am

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

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Ikkanbari Basketmaking

Tue Oct 15 | 2pm to 5pm

Explore the Japanese folk art of ikkanbari basketmaking. 

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Indian Party Food

Wed Oct 30 | 10:30am to 1pm

Learn to cook for a crowd at this workshop in India's favorite party foods.

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Intermediate English

Wed Sep 25 | 1pm to 2:30pm

Understand and participate in more in-depth, interesting conversations with your English-speaking friends.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Daimyo Garden and Kagurazaka

Thu Nov 21 | 9am to 1pm

Created by feudal daimyo lords, Koishikawa-Korakuen is one of Tokyo’s oldest surviving landscape gardens.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Kita Kamakura Zen Gardens

Wed Dec 04 | 8:30am to 1pm

Marvel at the scenery of three stunning Zen temples in Kita Kamakura.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Lunch on the Pond

Wed Sep 25 | 9am to 12:30pm

Explore the grounds Kiyosumi Teien, one of the most beautiful strolling gardens in Japan.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Mitake Valley Stone Garden

Wed Oct 02 | 7:45am to 1pm

Discover the hidden gems of western Tokyo's Mitake Valley.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Oiso Seaside Gardens

Fri Oct 25 | 8:30am to 1pm

Escape the city for the coastal town of Oiso and its several seaside gardens.

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Japanese Home Cooking: Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu

Fri Nov 08 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

Prepare your own healthy Japanese recipes with fresh, local ingredients.

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Japanese Home Cooking: Teriyaki Chicken and Miso Soup

Thu Oct 10 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

Prepare your own healthy Japanese recipes with fresh, local ingredients.

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Japanese Home Cooking: Yakisoba and Okonomiyaki

Thu Nov 21 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

Prepare your own healthy Japanese recipes with fresh, local ingredients.

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Kimono 101

Thu Oct 10 | 1pm to 3pm

Dive into the wonderful world of kimono.

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Make Your Own Jewelry: Bracelet & Brooch

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

Craft a bracelet using freshwater pearls and a brooch with imitation Japanese pearls and Swarovski accent beads.

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Make Your Own Jewelry: Double Ring & Necklace

Thu Dec 12 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

Create a simulated pearl jewelry set that includes a double ring with Swarovski accent beads and a necklace using quality Japanese products.

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Make Your Own Jewelry: Ring, Necklace & Earrings

Thu Sep 26 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

In this class, you will create a simulated pearl jewelry set including a ring, necklace and pierced and non-pierced earrings using quality Japanese products.

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Mizuhiki Knot Workshop: Earrings

Fri Oct 04 | 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Learn how to create a pair of mizuhiki knot earrings, a traditional Japanese art.

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Mizuhiki Knot Workshop: Hair Decoration

Fri Nov 08 | 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Explore various mizuhiki knot-making techniques as you craft your own hair decoration.

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Nantucket Basket Weaving

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

Weave your very own Nantucket-style candy basket complete with decorative lid.

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Noodles of Asia

Tue Oct 08 | 10:30am to 1pm

Learn simple ways to prepare popular noodle dishes from across Asia and a variety of side dishes.

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Photography 101: Camera Setup

Fri Oct 04 | 10:30am to 12pm

Take more control over your photography by learning how to set up your camera for the best possible shot.

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Photography 101: iPhone

Fri Nov 01 | 10:30am to 12pm

Turn your iPhone into a professional photo studio.

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Photography 101: Shooting Tokyo

Fri Nov 15 | 10:30am to 12pm

Learn how to capture Tokyo's famous landmarks.

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Porcelarts: Herend Teacup and Saucer

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

Hand-paint and decorate your own stunning porcelain set.

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Porcelarts: Teapot, Teacup and Saucer

Thu Oct 03 | 2pm to 3:30pm

Decorate a ceramic teapot, teacup and saucer from a choice of two different motifs.

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Pre-Intermediate Japanese

Tue Sep 24 | 1pm to 2:30pm

This class is intended for students who have completed Japanese study at the beginner or elementary level.

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Preserving Japanese Culture: Kuhonbutsu

Tue Oct 29 | 9:30am to 12pm

Witness the ongoing endeavors to protect Japan's cultural past at this 17th-century temple.

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Preserving Japanese Culture: The Afterlife

Tue Dec 10 | 10:30am to 11:30am

When art conservationists restore Buddhist artifacts, it’s not uncommon to discover messages left behind by their former owners.

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Preserving Japanese Culture: Zojoji Temple

Fri Nov 15 | 9:30am to 12pm

Visit the temple enshrining the most significant samurai in Japan's long martial history.

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Sketch Your Travel Memories

Thu Sep 26 | 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 Arrangement

Thu Sep 26 | 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 Sep 24

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

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The Power of 'I Am'

Wed Oct 16 | 9:30am to 11am

Do you feel as though you have lost your professional identity? 

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Ukulele Aloha: Happy Holidays

Wed Nov 20 | 10am to 12pm

Practice Christmas songs and get ready for the annual Mele Kalikimaka Party in December.

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Ukulele Aloha: Let's Mingle

Fri Oct 18 | 10am to 12pm

Learn new chords and songs while mingling with your ukulele buddies.

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Ukulele Aloha: Mele Kalikimaka

Wed Dec 11 | 10am to 12pm

Celebrate the holiday season with happy ukulele tunes.

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Ukulele Aloha: Welcome Back

Fri Sep 27 | 10am to 12pm

Get back into the swing of things by reviewing chords review the chords playing summery songs together!

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