Cool Nihongo - Learn Culture Through Language
Time & Location
About the Event
Want to learn Japanese culture? Practice your Japanese language skills? Or just connect with other people who have your same interests? Our Cool Nihongo gatherings are the perfect place for anyone captivated by Japan, Japanese, and or just the customs and celebrations of a culture outside their own.
Nihongo means “Japanese language” in Japanese. It is pronounced “Knee - Hone - Goh" and just like that, you’ve already learned your first word. In our Cool Nihongo gatherings the teachers give our monthly topic introduction based on the season, etiquette, literature or useful phrases. A handout for you to use and take home for reference is provided! Your teacher’s will help everyone practice together and complete an activity based on the content. There is also time to mingle with your fellow learners if you like. Cool Nihongo guests are encouraged to enjoy their full Garden admission included in the price as well by strolling through our green paths before or after the gathering.
2021 Topics (subject to change):
October 9: Introductions & Salutations
November 13: Cultural Day, Shichi Go San
December 11: Preparing for the New Year
January 8: After the New Year
February 12: Girls Festival
March 12: Flowers of Japan
April 9: New school year in Japan
May14: Golden Week and other holidays in Japan
June 11: Final gathering and Award Ceremony
DATE & TIME
Saturday, October 9, November 13, December 11, January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14
Check-in time at Gift Shop: 9:50 am. The workshop will begin at: 10:00 am.
Note: Your prompt arrival will ensure a more pleasurable experience not only for yourself but for the other participants as well.
General $15 / Member $10 (per class)
Purchase tickets: Cool Nihongo Admission
We look forward to seeing you in the Garden soon!