Enrichment Programs

The Women's Group offers a wide range of dynamic, engaging enrichment programs to all Club Members.

Running the gamut 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 ages 18 and over, and non-Women's Group members are charged an additional ¥3,500 per class.
Explore the possibilities from the programs below.

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Fall Program Online Registration
Sep 5
10am

Japanese Garden Walks: Zen Gardens of Kita Kamakura

Tue Dec 04 | 8:15am to 1pm

Marvel at the fall colors in the grounds of three stunning Zen temples in Kita Kamakura.

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Adapting Japanese Ingredients for Western Cuisine

Fri Oct 12 | 11am to 2pm

Learn to utilize those unfamiliar ingredients at your local shop.

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Architecture & Aesthetics

Thu Oct 25 | 9:30am to 12:30pm

This three-hour walking tour takes in iconic examples of postwar Japanese architecture, including Kenzo Tange’s impressive Yoyogi National Gymnasium and contemporary buildings by the likes of Tadao Ando, Kazuyo Sejima, Toyo Ito and Kengo Kuma.

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Art and Antiquing in Tokyo

Fri Nov 09

An introductory guide and slideshow to Japanese art history and the various genres of art and antiques.

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Bullet Journaling

Wed Oct 03 | 9:30am to 12pm

Learn the basic hows and whys of bullet journaling and how to use the analog system to be more productive.

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Cookie Decorating: Christmas Cookies

Fri Dec 14 | 10:30am to 1:30pm

Make a delicious impression this holiday season.

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Cookie Decorating: Halloween Spooktacular Cookies

Fri Oct 19 | 10:30am to 1:30pm

Delight family and friends this Halloween.

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Crafting Washi Paper Ornaments for Christmas

Thu Nov 15

Ahead of the Christmas holiday season, learn how to create a stunning, seasonal ornament with traditional Japanese washi paper.

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Creative Kitchen: How to Make Macarons

Mon Nov 12 | 10am to 1pm

What says French pastry more than a macaron?

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Creative Kitchen: Kitchen Knife Skills

Fri Nov 16 | 10am to 12pm

Learn how to chop, slice and dice like a professional.

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Drawing and Oil Painting

Wed Sep 26 | 1pm to 4pm

Learn how to draw using a plaster cast head, a common atelier tool.

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Flower Arranging: Fall Fruits and Berries

Thu Oct 25 | 10:30am to 12pm

Bring the joy of fall into your home with a colorful arrangement that blends fruits, berries, flowers and leaves with scented accents, such as apples and cinnamon sticks.

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Flower Arranging: Winter Holiday Candles

Fri Dec 07 | 10:30am to 12pm

Create a festive table wreath of four candles, various shades of green, berries, pine cones and other decorative elements.

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Home Solutions: Creating a Smooth Running Kitchen

Tue Oct 23 | 10am to 12pm

Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily find what you need, your pantry made sense to you and cleaning was effortless and easy?

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Home Solutions: Home Decluttering & Organizing Solutions

Tue Oct 02 | 10am to 12pm

Does it feel like clutter is cloning itself?

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Home Solutions: Secrets to Controlling Your Time

Thu Nov 01 | 10am to 12pm

Do you have a never-ending to-do list and feel like you’re always running behind schedule?

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Japanese Garden Walks: Daimyo Garden and Kagurazaka

Tue Nov 27 | 9am to 1pm

During the Edo period, the daimyo feudal lords created more than 1,000 gardens, and this tour takes in Koishikawa Korakuen, the oldest surviving garden of its kind.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Lunch on the Pond

Thu Sep 27 | 9am to 1pm

Learn about traditional Japanese gardens at Kiyosumi Teien, one of the most beautiful strolling and pond gardens in the country, and enjoy a Japanese lunch at the stunning teahouse that appears to float on the water.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Mitake Valley Stone Garden

Tue Oct 30 | 7:45am to 1pm

Explore Gyokudo Museum in the beautiful Mitake Valley, with its paintings by Kawai Gyokudo and exquisite, Ken Nakajima-designed stone garden.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Zen Gardens of Kamakura

Tue Oct 16 | 8:15am to 1pm

You don’t need to visit Kyoto to appreciate Zen temples.

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Kitchen Town Tour

Mon Oct 29 | 9am to 3pm

Visit Tokyo’s famous kitchenware quarter and receive inside tips on the best stores to pick up baking ingredients, Western and Asian cooking equipment, and high-quality Japanese kitchen knives.

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Knitting for Advanced Beginners

Wed Oct 10 | 1pm to 3pm

Learn how to knit a hat or cowl with circular needles, high-quality yarn and the appropriate techniques.

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Knitting: A Primer of Basics

Wed Oct 03 | 1pm to 3pm

Relearn your knitting skills or start a new hobby at this one-day workshop that introduces students to casting on and the knitting stitch.

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No-Fuss Tea Ceremony

Fri Oct 19 | 10:30am to 12pm

This introduction to Japanese tea ceremony skips the formalities and explains the tools, techniques and traditions of this Japanese art in an easygoing, relaxed setting.

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Preserving Japanese Culture: Discovering Urushi

Fri Nov 30 | 10:30am to 11:30am

Urushi is a type of Japanese lacquer that is used for restoring antiques and objects of cultural significance.

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Preserving Japanese Culture: Inside Buddhism

Wed Sep 26 | 10am to 11:30am

What does a reclining Buddha statue mean?

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Preserving Japanese Culture: Zojoji Tour

Thu Nov 15 | 9:30am to 12pm

Located near Tokyo Tower, Zojoji is notable for its relationship with the Tokugawa clan.

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Sketch Your Travel Memories

Thu Oct 04 | 9:30am to 12:30pm

Learn a unique way to preserve travel memories or scenes from day-to-day life.

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Sogetsu Ikebana Flower Arranging

Thu Sep 27 | 10am to 11:30am

Learn about this traditional Japanese art form and how to create beautiful ikebana floral arrangements for your home.

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Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting

Tue Sep 25

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

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Survival Japanese: Eating Out and Shopping

Thu Oct 18 | 10:30am to 12pm

Start really enjoying Japan’s fabulous cuisine.

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Survival Japanese: Greetings and Useful Phrases

Thu Oct 04 | 10:30am to 12pm

Make your life in Japan easier by picking up the necessary language for effective communication.

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The Art of Porcelain Decorating

Mon Nov 12 | 10:30am to 1:30pm

Craft your own gift or keepsake at this fun, creative class.

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Vegesushi Workshop

Fri Oct 26 | 10am to 12pm

Create your own vegetable sushi showpieces at this Instagram-friendly workshop.

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Wellness Workout

Wed Oct 17 | 10am to 10:45am

Keep yourself strong and flexible through a series of exercises designed for doing anywhere, anytime and at any pace.

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