Cultural Classes

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 (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, contact the schools using the information listed below.

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

DATE/TIME

Please call the school directly.

PRICE

$50

CONTACT

Ms. Atsuko Igarashi

SCHOOL

Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii

DATE/TIME

Please call the school directly.

PRICE

$50

CONTACT

Mr. Hitoshi Murata/Mrs. Ritsu Shozawa

Kumihimo (Japanese Braiding)

A single workshop for braiders of all levels will be held in the JCCH 5th floor Lounge on the second Saturday of each month except for January and December.


SCHOOL

JCCH Kumihimo Craft Workshops

DATE/TIME

February through November for the year
Second Saturday of each month, 9 am – 3 pm
(optional lunch break from 12 pm – 1 pm)

PRICE

$24 per session (non-member),
$12 per session (JCCH member),
paid to JCCH prior to each class

Shodō (Japanese Calligraphy)

All Shodō classes are held in the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i fifth floor 'Ohana Room.

SCHOOL

Toka Shodō

DATE/TIME

Saturdays, 9:30 am – 11:30 am (except second Saturday)
Six 2-month terms for the year

 

  • January-February
  • March-April
  • May-June
  • July-August
  • September-October
  • November-December

PRICE

$20/class (students must bring their own supplies)
Payment is made by the term

CONTACT

Mrs. Hiromi Peterson (Toka)


Shippoyaki (Japanese Enameling)

All Shippoyaki classes are held in the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i.

TEACHER

Kazuko Inomata

DATE/TIME

Thursday, February 20, 2020 (9 AM-12 PM or 1 PM-4 PM)

Friday, February 21, 2020 (1 AM-4 PM)

Saturday, February 22, 2020 (9 AM-12 PM)

PRICE

$20/class (member); $30 (non-member). Workshop space is limited and participant slots

are assigned on a first come, first served basis with receipt of application and payment.