The Japanese Influence: The Centre operates many regular programs most of which are designed to promote and enhance the understanding of Japanese culture in today’s society. The programs are in the form of educational, musical, cultural, and fitness orientation.
Karate, Kendo, Karaoke and Taiko is offered through separately organized groups. See User Groups to connect to the disciplines these groups have to offer.
Programs will be available soon!
Start Tuesday, September 9 led by Andrea Silver. There will be 8 classes this term, for $80 (non-members $100) and will run every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. Drop-ins $15 but call first. Classes will continue in 2016.Children’s Judo Classes
Thursday, September 11 and running each Thursdays 6-7pm to December 11. January 8 to April 23 in 2015. Judo is a Japanese martial art form that offers children a chance to gain skills and self-confidence. It teaches a combination of agility, strength, and mental discipline, Itï¿½s a safe, recreational environment with experienced instructors, Sensei Wayne Yamashita and Sensei David Oye. Total 30 classes. $180 members ($200 non-members) Choose to pay 50% in Fall and 50% in January or all at once. For children aged 8-14.Children & Teens Japanese Language Classes
Start Saturday, September 13 for junior, intermediate and high school. A separate detailed schedule is included in this newsletter, as well as a registration form.Adult Japanese Language Classes
Start Tuesday, September 16 (Level 1) at 6 p.m.. Levels 2 & 3 will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. Advanced classes are Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.Kaede Odori (Children’s Japanese Dance)
9 a.m under the tutelage of Carol Matsumoto starting Saturday, September 20. Register your child now!. Cost is $85 per child for the year.
The delicate art of flower arranging, starts Wednesday, September 24 7:30 p.m. ï¿½ 9 p.m. This will be a 6-week program run by Lee Matsuo and will cost $60 members ($80 non-members) includes all materials. Per class drop-in fee is $10 members, $15 non-members but please call first to make sure there will be space. Last class this session will be October 29.
Traditional Japanese dance open to men and women, starts Thursday, September 25 for all levels. Class times TBA. Registration fee is $125.
Saturday, September 27 12 Noon – 1:30 p.m. by renowned sushi master Sadao Ono. It is never easy to roll and make sushi but Ono-san gives you the ins and outs and the appropriate short-cuts. $50 members; $75 non-members.
Ikoma Abacus Classes
Rsume Saturday, September 13 at 11:30 a.m. (until 1:30 p.m.). Register at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or phone 204-775-8226.
Lessons in this traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument will be offered this Fall by Junko Rybuck. Eight lessons for $120 starting either Tuesday September 23 or Saturday September 27 at 11 a.m. depending on enrolment and preference. The fee includes rental tsume (pick) and a textbook.
Taught by Yayoi Brandt. Saturdays 1-2 p.m. starting October 4, and running October 18, 25, Nov 1, 8 & 15. 6 classes in total $60 members; $80 non-members. The fine art of calligraphy expertly taught for the beginner. All materials (ink, brushes, paper), supplied.
Saturday, November 29 presided over by master Chef Sadao Ono. Menu TBA (but it will be yummy ï¿½ you eat what you make) $50 members; $75 non-members.