The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i makes its rooms available for various cultural classes including Chadō (The Way of Tea), kumihimo (Japanese braiding), and shodō/ shūji (Japanese calligraphy). Other Japanese cultural arts workshops are held at the Cultural Center periodically. Public announcements are made through the media and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i publications. For more information, call (808) 945-7633.
All tea classes are held at the Seikōan Teahouse on the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i fourth floor. Please call the school directly for class schedules.
School: Omotesenke Hawaii Shibu
Contact: Ms. Margaret Yamane
Phone: (808) 737-5891
School: Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii
Contact: Mr. Yoshibumi Ogawa / Mrs. Betty Okubo
Phone: (808) 923-3059
A single workshop for braiders of all levels will be held on the second Saturday of every month from February through November in the 5th Floor Lounge.
Title: JCCH Kumihimo Craft Workshops
Session: February through November for the year
Class: Second Saturday of each month
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (optional lunch break from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)
Cost: $24 per session (non-member), $12 per session (JCCH member), paid to the Cultural Center prior to each class
All Shodō/Shūji classes are held in the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i fifth floor Lounge.
School: Tokakai Calligraphy
When: Saturdays, 9:30a .m. – 11:30 a.m. (except second Saturday)
Three 3-month terms for the year
Spring - March, April, May
Fall - September, October, November
Winter - December, January, February
Cost: $15/class (students must bring their own supplies) Payment is made by terms
Contact: Mrs. Hiromi Peterson (Toka)
Phone: (650) 223-9551