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Japanese & Traditional Culture

Combined your Japanese language course with guided activities and excursions.
Discover the traditions and culture of Fukuoka, Tokyo and Kyoto.

Each Saturday students follow three, 2 hour sessions. Each weekend covers a different range of activities, on a 4 week cycle. Students can either book a short Japanese & Traditional Culture programme or incorporate this within a longer term programme. 

In Fukuoka:explore the Rakusui Japanese Gardens
 visit the Tocho Temple
 learn the art of Kimono dressing
 take a Calligraphy class

 

In Tokyo:visit the Zojo-ji Buddhist Temple
 explore the Imperial Palace
 learn the secrets of the tea ceremony
 make traditional Japanese paper

 

In Kyoto:visit the Kinkakuji Temple
 explore the Sanjusangendo Temple
 take a Katana Sword class
 enjoy a Japanese cookery class

 

 

   
 Cultural content:Saturdays
 Course duration:01 – 04 weeks
 Levels:Beginner to Advanced
 Course offered:Throughout the year
 Lesson duration:50 minutes
 Maximum per class:8 students
 Japanese course:Monday to Friday
20 lessons per week
 Minimum age:

16 yrs (Tokyo/Kyoto)
14 yrs (Fukuoka)

   

 

Example / FUKUOKA

You will have the chance to participate in or experience  some of the following: kimono wearing, ceramics decoration, tea ceremony preparation, calligraphy writing, flower arranging, Japanese cookery, dance and theatre trips, military arts classes(e.g. aikido), religion/spirituality, customs. 

 Example of Saturday Activities
    
1st weekLecture ATouchou TempleKushida Shrine
2nd weekLecture BCalligraphy Tea ceremony
3rd weekHAKATA Traditional Craft
Furusato Kan
Zazen MeditationPottery
4th weekHakata Doll PaintingKatana Sword ClassYusentei Japanese gardens
5th weekMonochrome PaintingWrapping ClassCooking