Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
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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.

Chadō (The Way of Tea)

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. Atsuko Igarashi
Phone: (808) 521-4139

School:    Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii
Contact:  Mr. Yoshibumi Ogawa / Mrs. Betty Okubo
Phone:    (808) 923-3059

Kumihimo (Japanese Braiding)

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
Phone: (808) 945-7633 Ext. 25 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Click here to download registration form.

Shodō/ Shūji (Japanese Calligraphy)

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
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)