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Conversation Cafe

Chat in Japanese with native speakers and fellow Japanese learners in a relaxed atmosphere! Conversation Cafe is open to everyone from complete beginners to advanced learners.

Practice your Japanese and further your knowledge of the language and culture through fun activities.

Schedule Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:30pm - 8:00 pm
Location The Nippon Club (direction)
145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 6th and 7th Aves.)
Description Chat in Japanese with native speakers and fellow Japanese learners over a cup of Japanese tea and snacks! Moderated by our Japanese instructor, you will learn about Japanese culture and language in a relaxed atmosphere. Great opportunities to refresh your memory, make new friends and preview JF Japanese Language Course. Join us for a fun and interactive conversation!
Topic Aki o mankitsushiyou!
~Perfect season for enjoying travel, sport, food and more!~
Level All levels welcome.
Registration Space is limited and RSVP is required. RSVP NOW!
To RSVP, please email the following information to jpcourse@jfny.org.

- Name

- Phone number

- Email address

- Japanese language proficiency level

(i.e. no experience, beginner, intermediate, advanced, etc.)

You will receive confirmation email within 5 business days.

Fee $5 per person at the door (refreshments included). Cash or check only.

AIZOME: Japanese Indigo

The Japan Foundation, New York and the Nippon Club are pleased to present a public lecture-demonstration on Aizome, or Japanese indigo dyeing, by Ms. Sayaka Toyama on Tuesday, October 17.

*Note: Lecture will be in English.

Schedule Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location The Nippon Club (direction)
145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 6th and 7th Aves.)
Description Indigo's history goes back more than 6,000 years. In this special event, Ms. Sayaka Toyama, founder of art studio Curious Corners, will introduce the history of Aizome, Japanese indigo, and demonstrate shibori, a type of resist dyeing, as well as dyeing fabric with Yamato indigo.
Participants will have a rare opportunity to enjoy the experience of dyeing Japanese washi paper.
Speaker

Ms. Sayaka Toyama
Founder of art studio "Curios Corners"
( http://www.curiouscorners.com )

Ms. Toyama is one of the leading experts on Japanese indigo dyeing in the U.S.
She founded Curios Corners, a studio in Brooklyn that conducts indigo workshops and dyeing services in order to introduce Japan's rich history of indigo and other textile traditions in Japan. In addition to workshops at studio,she has also lectured at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).
Registration RSVP NOW!

To RSVP, please email the following information to jpcourse@jfny.org.

- Name

- Phone number

- Email address

You will receive confirmation email within 5 business days.

Fee $15 per person at the door. Cash or check only.

 

PAST EVENTS

Summer Special Workshop

~Let's make friends in Japanese!~


Schedule 3 consecutive Wednesdays,  6:30pm – 8:00pm
7/12, 7/19, 7/26
Location The Nippon Club (direction)
145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 6th and 7th Aves.)
Description You will learn to use basic everyday phrases and ask and answer simple questions on such topics as self-introductions, favorite foods, how you spend your weekends, etc. Japanese culture will also be introduced throughout activities. A great way to preview what our JF Japanese Language Courses are like before the fall semester begins in September.
Level

No experience ~ Introductory (A1)

Goals In this workshop, you will learn how to:

-give greetings and use basic daily phrases
-talk about where you are from, what you do, what food you like, etc. using basic phrases
-talk about what you do on weekends
Registration RSVP closed
Fee $50 (3-session workshop) ; materials included

Travel Japanese

Schedule Wednesday, March 29, 2017
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location The Nippon Club (direction)
145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 6th and 7th Aves.)
Description Do you have plans to visit Japan in the near future? In this workshop, you will learn and practice essential vocabulary and phrases in Japanese through fun activities. Japanese customs and useful travel information will be introduced as well.

Level

No experience ~ Introductory (A1) / Elementary (A2)

Goals In this workshop, you will be able to:

- use simple greetings
- order food at a restaurant using simple terms
- communicate in basic terms with a store attendant while doing shopping
- tell your destination to a taxi driver or station agent and ask for further information
Registration RSVP closed.
Fee $10 (materials included) per person at the door. Cash or check only.

*This event is supported by the Japan National Tourism Organization New York Office.


Okara: Japanese Superfood from Soybeans

The Japan Foundation, New York and The Nippon Club are pleased to present a public lecture and Okara cooking demonstration by Mr. Kazuki Sugiyama on Thursday, October 13.

*Note: Lecture will be in Japanese with English interpretation.

Schedule Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location The Nippon Club (direction)
145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 6th and 7th Aves.)
Description Okara, a by-product when soy beans are turned into either soymilk or tofu, is high in fiber and protein, and is conducive to maintaining a healthy diet. Mr. Kazuki Sugiyama, an Okara cooking expert will give an introduction to the world of Okara, including its history, nutritional value, and health benefits as well as give a demonstration of Okara cooking. Tasting follows the demonstration, which provides an opportunity to sample Okara.
Speaker

Mr. Kazuki Sugiyama
- Okara cooking expert
- Aromatherapist
- President of Roppongi Lavender Hills (http://lavenderhills.org/ )
- Registered real-estate broker
Registration RSVP closed.

Fee $15 per person at the door. Cash or check only.

 

Soba: The Healthy Noodles to Slurp Up Next in NYC

The Japan Foundation, New York and The Nippon Club are pleased to present a public lecture and Soba making demonstration by Mr. Shuichi Kotani on Wednesday, May 25.

*Note: Lecture will be in Japanese with English interpretation.

Schedule Wednesday, May 25, 2016
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location The Nippon Club (direction)
145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 6th and 7th Aves.)
Description Buckwheat noodles, or Soba, are not wheat-based unlike most other noodles in Japanese cuisine (although Soba often has some wheat). Soba contains a variety of nutrients conducive to maintaining a healthy diet. Mr. Shuichi Kotani, a noodle expert, will give an introduction to the world of Soba, including its history, nutritional value, ingredients, and a demonstration of how to make Soba from scratch. Come see Mr. Kotani demonstrate the skill behind handmade Soba and taste some fresh Soba!
Speaker

Mr. Shuichi Kotani
Founder and CEO of WORLD-SOBA, Inc. (http://www.worldwide-soba.com/ )
Director of All JAPAN FOOD Association (AJFA)
Founder of NPO New York Japanese Culinary Academy, Inc.
He is a noodle consultant at respected restaurants in US, UK and Japan including Soba Totto New York and Jin Ramen New York.
He also offers soba making classes in Brooklyn. 

Registration RSVP closed.

Fee $15 per person at the door. Cash or check only.

For inquiry, please contact jpcourse@jfny.org / (212) 489-0299.

 

 

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