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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Aizome Indigo Dyeing

Mon Dec 12 | 10am to 12pm

Dye your own handicrafts in traditional Japanese indigo.

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Découpage Candle Workshop

Tue Nov 29 | 2pm to 4pm

Brighten up your home during the holiday season with beautifully decorated candles.

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Drawing and Oil Painting (Series)

Wed Sep 21 to Wed Dec 14 | 10:30am

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

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Elementary Japanese (Series)

Fri Sep 30 | 1:30pm to 3pm

Start down the path of bilingual mastery.

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Exploring Architecture: East Tokyo

Wed Oct 26 | 9:30am to 2:30pm

An up-close-and-personal exploration of Tokyo’s most interesting structures.

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Exploring Architecture: Shinjuku

Tue Nov 01 | 9:30am to 2:30pm

Explore the architecture of one of the busiest districts of Tokyo.

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Fluid Art Workshop

Mon Oct 03 | 2pm to 4pm

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

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Holiday Table Runner Workshop

Fri Oct 21 | 1pm to 3pm

Add a traditional Japanese flourish to your table for the holiday season.

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Holiday Wreath Workshop

Fri Nov 11 | 1:30pm to 4pm

Handcraft a holiday wreath during an afternoon of creativity and design.

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Indian Delights: Gujarati Thali

Thu Oct 27 | 10:30am to 1pm

Thali refers to a traditional South Asian meal of various dishes served in small bowls.

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Indian Delights: Mughlai Vegetarian

Thu Oct 06 | 10:30am to 1pm

Experience the rich and aromatic cuisine of northern India.

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Japanese Garden Experience: Karesansui

Thu Oct 27 | 1:30pm to 3pm

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

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Japanese Garden Walk: Mitake Stone Garden

Tue Nov 15 | 8:30am to 2pm

A stroll through art in various forms.

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Japanese Garden Walk: Seaside Stroll

Fri Oct 21 | 8:20am to 1:30pm

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

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Japanese Garden Walk: Urban Escape

Tue Dec 06 | 9am to 12pm

Visit one of Tokyo’s oldest surviving landscape gardens set in the city center.

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Japanese Lamp Workshop

Fri Oct 14 | 2pm to 4pm

Craft your very own traditional Japanese lamp at a hands-on workshop.

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Japanese Lamp Workshop

Wed Oct 26 | 2pm to 4pm

Craft your very own traditional Japanese lamp at a hands-on workshop.

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Japanese New Year Decoration Workshop

Fri Dec 09 | 10am to 12pm

Ensure a 2023 of good luck by crafting a New Year shimekazari decoration.

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Lifesaving Skills

Thu Nov 10 | 5pm to 6:45pm

Would you know what to do in a medical emergency?

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Mahjong Parlor (Series)

Thu Sep 29 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

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

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Making Austrian Christmas Cookies

Wed Nov 16 | 10:30am to 3pm

Add an Austrian touch to the festive period by baking your own treats from the Alpine nation.

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Necklace Workshop

Wed Oct 19 | 1:30pm to 3pm

Craft your own piece of elegant jewelry to add a dash of panache to any outfit.

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Pre-Intermediate Japanese (Series)

Tue Oct 04 | 1:30pm to 3pm

Take your Japanese to the next level.

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Sogetsu Ikebana (Series)

Thu Sep 22 to Thu Dec 15 | 9am

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

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Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting (Series)

Tue Sep 20 to Tue Dec 13

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

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The Art of Furoshiki Wrapping

Tue Nov 29 | 10am to 11:30am

Explore the art and culture of Japan through furoshiki, the traditional wrapping cloth that has been used since the Nara period (710–784).

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Traditions in Tea Ceremony

Wed Nov 16 | 10am to 12pm

Experience the finest in Japanese elegance and hospitality.

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Winter Holiday Arrangement

Thu Dec 01 | 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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Woodblock Printing (Series)

Mon Sep 26 to Mon Dec 12 | 10am

Produce your own stunning example of this essential Japanese art.

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