Enrichment Programs

Connections offers dozens of stimulating enrichment programs to all Club Members.

From Japanese culture and cooking to 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 Connections members. Class and material fees vary.

Explore the possibilities from the programs below.

All Material fees are paid to the instructor directly in cash, unless stated otherwise.

Please see policies and procedures.

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Advanced Oil Painting (Series)

Wed Feb 01 to Wed May 31 | 10am

Looking to set aside some time each week to create and grow as a painter?

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Basic Daily Japanese (Series)

Tue Feb 14 to Tue May 30 | 1:30pm

Make the most of life in Japan by getting to grips with the language.

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Chigirie

Fri Feb 10 | 10am to 11:30am

Try your hand at the fascinating Japanese art form of chigirie.

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Decorative Sushi Making

Wed Mar 15 | 10am to 1pm

Sushi is known the world over, but what about kazarizushi?

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Flower Arrangement in Yellow and Green

Tue Apr 04 | 10:30am to 12pm

Create your own “garden” of yellow flowers and green plants.

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Fluid Art Workshop

Mon Mar 06 | 2pm to 4pm

Unleash your creativity at this fun-filled afternoon of art.

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Intermediate Daily Japanese (Series)

Wed Feb 15 to Wed May 31 | 1:30pm

Make the most of life in Japan by mastering the language.

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Japanese Garden Experience: Karesansui

Wed Mar 01 | 1:30pm to 3pm

The Zen garden is one of Japan’s enduring iconic images.

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Japanese Garden Walk: Castle Grounds

Sat Apr 22 | 9am to 11:30am

Take in a garden fit for a king.

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Japanese Garden Walk: Hayama Seaside View

Wed Apr 12 | 8:20am to 2pm

A seaside park with a stunning vista.

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Japanese Garden Walk: Yokohama Sankeien

Thu May 25 | 8:30am to 2pm

A walk through a traditional Japanese strolling garden.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Kita Kamakura Zen Gardens

Tue Mar 07 | 8:30am to 2pm

Visit three stunning Zen temples during the plum blossom season.

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Japanese Lantern Workshop

Fri Mar 10 | 2pm to 4pm

Craft your very own traditional paper-and-wood andon lantern.

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Kimekomi Doll Workshop (Series)

Tue Feb 14 to Tue Feb 21 | 9:30am

Bring your own beloved traditional kimekomi doll to life.

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Kimono Patchwork Cushion Workshop

Tue Feb 21 | 1pm to 3:30pm

Give your living room or a bedroom a unique splash of color with a handcrafted kimono patchwork cushion.

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Kintsugi (Series)

Mon Feb 13 to Mon May 22 | 12:30pm

Since the Edo period, Japanese have been extending the life of objects through the art of kintsugi.

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Mahjong Parlor (Series)

Thu Mar 02 to Thu Apr 06 | 11:30am

Learn the basics of the Taiwanese version of the internationally popular tile game.

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Obi Bag Workshop (Series)

Tue Mar 07 to Tue Mar 14 | 1pm

Give a kimono obi sash a second life at this class of sewing creativity.

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Painting Mount Fuji in Spring

Mon Apr 10 | 2pm to 4pm

Create a quintessential Japanese scene on canvas.

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Pre-Intermediate Daily Japanese (Series)

Fri Feb 03 to Fri May 26 | 1:30pm

Make the most of life in Japan by learning the local language.

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Sogetsu Ikebana (Series)

Thu Feb 02 to Thu May 25 | 9am

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

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Spring Flower Arrangement

Tue Feb 28 | 10:30am to 12pm

Celebrate Mother Nature’s awakening by arranging a selection of colorful spring flowers in a basket.

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Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting (Series)

Tue Feb 07 to Tue May 30

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

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Taste of Taiwan: Dumplings

Mon Feb 20 | 10:30am to 1pm

Delve into the unique aromas and flavors of traditional Taiwanese cuisine.

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Temari Ball Workshop (Series)

Wed Feb 08 to Wed Mar 01 | 10am

Delicate and detailed, traditional temari toy balls have been prized in Japan for more than a millennium.

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Temari Necklace Workshop (Series)

Wed Mar 08 to Wed Mar 15 | 10am

Take the Japanese art of temari ball making to the next level.

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Traditional Japanese Cuisine: Hinamatsuri

Wed Feb 22 | 10am to 12pm

Immerse yourself in the culture and ingredients of Japanese cuisine, or washoku.

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Traditional Japanese Cuisine: Kamameshi

Tue Apr 18 | 10am to 12pm

Immerse yourself in the culture and ingredients of Japanese cuisine, or washoku.

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Traditional Japanese Cuisine: Shokado Bento

Tue May 09 | 10am to 12pm

Immerse yourself in the culture and ingredients of Japanese cuisine, or washoku.

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Traditional Japanese Sweet Making

Wed Mar 29 | 10am to 12:30pm

Delve into the mouthwatering world of traditional Japanese confectionery.

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Traditions in Tea Ceremony

Sat Mar 11 | 10am to 12pm

Experience the finest in Japanese elegance and hospitality.

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Watercolor Journaling (series)

Wed Mar 08 to Wed Mar 15 | 10:30am

Some experiences in Japan require more than words. That’s where a watercolor journal can help.

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Women’s Midlife Health Seminar

Wed Feb 15 | 9:30am to 12pm

Move beyond the myths and half-truths about menopause.

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Woodblock Printing (Series)

Mon Apr 10 to Mon May 29 | 10am

Produce your own stunning example of this essential Japanese art.

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