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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.
Wedensday 4 to 6 pm

Session I -4 Wednesdays 3/1 – 3/29 (no class 3/15)
Tuition: $120 for 4-week session student/senior $100

Session II -4 Wednesdays 4/5 – 4/26
Tuition: $120 for 4-week session student/senior $100

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.

2017

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

Winter: 8 Mondays 1/9 – 3/13 (no classes 1/16 & 2/20)
Tuition: $200; senior/student $170


Spring: 8 Mondays 3/27 – 5/22 (no class 4/17)
Tuition: $200; senior/student $170

 

2017

 

 

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)