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Oriental Painting Class
Wednesday 2:00-4:00 pm
This friendly and calming class is lead by Mr Peter Cavaciuti, who studied oriental painting in China and Japan and now bases in Cambridge. No prior experience required.
Please contact Mr Cavaciuti at pinestudio@googlemail.com for details.
 
Kaetsu Chado Society (Tea ceremony)
Friday 2:00-6:00 pm
Saturday 10:30am-4:00 pm
Here people from variety of countries practise Urasenke Chado in the beautiful Japanese room. Urasenke master in London makes a regular visit to Cambridge. Attendance at classes is by prior arrangement only.
Please contact Mr Cavaciuti at pinestudio@googlemail.com
 
Ikebana (Flower arrangement) - Ikenobo
Wednesday (once a month) 12:10 - 2:00pm
Ikenobo school celebrated their 550th anniversary in 2012. Head of Ikenobo London Chapter, Mrs Kiyoko Sawada-Rudd, teaches in Cambridge every month.
Fee: £25.00 per lesson (including flowers) or £18.00 (bring your own flowers)
Utensils can be borrowed with reservation. Prior experience not required.
Please contact admin@kaetsu.co.uk for more details.
 
Shamisen (Japanese three stringed music instrument)
1st & 3rd Thursday
The only professional Tsugaru Shamisen player in the UK, Hibiki Ichikawa, gives you regular lessons in Cambridge.
Fee: £30.00 per lesson (one hour)
Lesson contents: Japanese folk music (music sheets will be provided), Maximum of 3 students per group
Shamisen can be borrowed with reservation. Prior experience not required.
Please contact Hibiki Ichikawa i.am.hibiki@gmail.com for more details.
 
Elementary Japanese Language Course
Thursday 19:40 - 21:10
Course textbook : Genki I
This course will suit people who can recognise Katakana, Hiragana and some Kanji and who are able to make simple sentences.
Contact : pp5020@yahoo.co.jp
 
Intermediate Japanese Language Course
Wednesday 18:00 - 19:30, or 19:40 - 21:10 (two classes, same level)
Course textbook : Dekiru Nihongo Shochu-kyu
This course will suit people who have already studied Japanese for one or two years and who are able to use the present tense, past tense, te-form and plain forms of verbs, conjugation of adjectives, and learners who have an adequate knowledge of Japanese vocabulary to talk about themselves and their daily activities. Students will also be expected to be confident in the use of Katakana, Hiragana and some Kanji.
Contact : pp5020@yahoo.co.jp
 
Advanced Japanese Language Course
Thursday 18:00 - 19:30
Course textbook : Tobira Gateway To Advanced Japanese - Learning Through Content And Multimedia
This course will suit people who have already studied Japanese three or more years and who are able to use the fundamental structure and grammar, all tenses, masu- and plain form of verbs, conjugation of adjectives, the learners who have an adequate knowledge of Japanese vocabulary to talk about their daily activities and express their opinions. Students will also be expected to be confident in the use of Kanji for daily use.
Contact : pp5020@yahoo.co.jp
 
Shirasu Bunko
Saturdays 11:30am - 1:30pm
Shirasu Bunko is a Cambridge branch of International Children's Bunko Association to encourage Japanese speaking children to meet and speak in Japanese and read Japanese books and kami-shibai. Shirasu Bunko also celebrates Japanese seasonal festivals. Although all activities are held only in Japanese, non-native Japanese speakers are welcome as long as you speak Japanese.
Please contact emi@tsukusidesign.com or admin@kaetsu.co.uk for more details.
 
Try Japanese Calligraphy
Everyone can drop-in on Friday 3-6pm once a month.
Just try a taster or series of lessons. £10.00 for an hour. We have all the tools here for you.
Keiko Shimoda https://www.kcalligraphy.com/calligraphy-classes