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Studies in Japanese Culture


Japanese Calligraphy with Michiko Imai


Michiko Imai Calligrapher Visiting Master Calligrapher
Michiko Imai

Michiko will talk about the origin of characters and their meaning. She will demonstrate and go over the fundamentals of calligraphy. Students will learn about Japanese culture and manners when Michiko inserts her thoughts and humor.
All levels of students are welcome.
Wednesday 4 to 6 pm

Monthly 4 week sessions
offered Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May, June, July
Tuition: $120 for 4-week session student/senior $100
Contact: administrator@kajiasostudio.com
for availability and registration before paying online

To learn more about Michiko visit Michiko's web site here
You can e-mail administrator@kajiasostudio.com for more information on this special course.


Japanese Calligraphy and the Asian Brush


Michiko Imai Calligrapher
For beginners and experienced artists. The techniques of the Asian brush will be taught through practicing Japanese pictographic characters. No previous knowledge of Japanese is necessary.

Monday 6:30 to 8:30p.m

Fall Tuition: Classes begin 1st Monday after Labor Day
(no class 2nd Monday of October)
$325 / 13 weeks; senior/student $ 280
Winter Tuition: Classes begin 1st Monday after New Year Day
(no classes 3rd Mon of Jan; 3rd Mon of Feb)
$200/ 8 weeks, senior/student $170 
Spring Tuition: Classes begin last week of March
(no class 3rd Mon of April)
$200/ 8 weeks, senior/student $170
Summer Tuition: Classes begin first week in June.
$200/ 8 weeks, senior/student $170

Instructor: Michael Biales


2017 - 2018



Japanese Tea Ceremony

Green Tea

Japanese Tea Ceremony
Boston"s first Japanese Tea House. Special reservations can be made to enjoy the unique Tea Ceremony of Japan with Kai-Seki Dinner.
Sunday 4 pm to 6 pm
Fee: $40.00 per person

Reservations required and
teas are scheduled for certain Sundays 4-6 pm.
Note: Winter/ Spring reservation schedule is full and we currently have a wait list.
Tea Hostess : Kate Finnegan
Assistants: Jennifer Yeo


Japanese Design

Whale Spotting

Japanese Interior and Graphic Design
Learn basic concepts of Japanese interior design, structure and decoration
from ancient to contemporary. Mr. Abiko is an award winning designer and
well-established in the Japanese design community. His international clients
include Toyota, Royal Host, and Laura Ashley.
Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Fee:$320 /semester or $160 / for half semester
Instructor : Toshio Abiko



Japanese Poetry

audianceHaiku Workshop
What is haiku? What makes a haiku tick? Learn from the masters as we analyze and appreciate classical and modern Japanese haiku and related forms in the original Japanese, in gloss, and in translation. We then use these as springborards to write our own haiku (in English or Japanese), exploring the internal structures and our own memories and imaginations in crafting “the wordless poem”. Some renga workshops (link verse) may be scheduled as well. Tuesday
Wednesday 9:30 - 11 p.m.
Winter: 10 Wednesdays 1/11 – 3/15
$5 per class
Spring: 10 Wednesdays 3/29 – 5/31
$5 per class
RSVP administrator@kajiasostudio.com
Leader :John Ziemba

Boston Haiku Society

Poetry ReadingThe Boston Haiku Society has been holding monthly meetings at the Kaji Aso
Studio for 20 years. Members meet to share and discuss their haiku poems.
Members also serve as judges to Kaji Aso Studio's International Haiku Contest.
the BHS was founded by Kaji Aso, Raffael de Gruttola, and John Ziemba.  The BHS chapbooks that have been published by the poets of the BHS have been edited by Raffael de Gruttola, Karen Klein, Sarah Jensen, Lawrence Rungren, and John Ziemba.
The Third Saturday of each month 2 - 6 p.m.
Fee: $4 / per meeting.
Leader :John Ziemba




Japan Day

Satokagura Japan Festival is being held once a year at the Kaji Aso Studio. Activities for children such as oragami and name writing, demonstrations in Ikebana(flower arranging), Calligraphy, and Tea Ceremony. Also Haiku readings and Satokagura (mime comedy)