January 26, 2019 “Cha no Yu” (Tea Ceremony)
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:30pm 〜 4:00pm
Place: Minato City Lifelong Learning Center Room 203
Fee: JPY500
Capacity: Max. 25 persons acceptable on a first-come-first-served basis.
Registration: Minato UNESCO Association
      Tel 03-3434-1606 (Tuesday – Friday 10:30-17:00)
E-mail: Contact

Japanese Buddhist monks who learned Zen in China brought seeds of tea plant and related utensils 500 years ago.
Such a tea changed to Tea Ceremony in the Japanese soil and climate and by Japanese beauty sense.
It has evolved into a refined and contracted Wabi-cha with a variety of development.
The Spirit of Omotenashi is embodied in the conduct of the Tea Ceremony.
We welcome your participateion.

Cha no Yu

 「Cha no Yu」(PDF)
December 8, 2018 Shodo Trial Class –Caligraphy Trial Class for foreign nationals and youth
Why don’t you come into another Japanese culture, an Art of producing beautiful lines with bold strokes?
Your writing becomes an art. Let’s enjoy time of mental concentration!

・Date & Time: Saturday, December 8, 2018 13:30 - 16:00
・Venue: Minato City Lifelong Learning Center 3F Room No. 304
・Capacity: Max.20 persons
・Admission: JPY500

・For registration and inquiries: Minato UNESCO Association, 16-3 Shimbashi 3-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Tue.- Fri. 10:30 – 17:00)
・E-mail: Contact
・Tel & Fax: 03-3434-2233

Cha no Yu

 「Cha no Yu」(PDF)
December 1st, 2018 Minato UNSESCO Association Japanese Speech Contest
Minato UNSESCO Association Japanese Speech Contest

Please see the attached flyer. We welcome your application.

◎ Modality of Speech
Express your interests, experiences, feelings or doubts about Japan
Together with a speech, you or your friends might sing Japanese songs, play a traditional Japanese musical instrument, perform a traditional Japanese style dance

*Slide show presentations are also welcome

◎ Speech Duration
3〜5 minutes

◎ Eligibility
All ages welcome!

◎ Applicant limit
Approximately ten
*In case the applications exceed the limit, a selection will be made according to age, nationality, gender, etc.

◎ Awards from different perspectives will be presented

◎ Date & Time
December 1st, 2018 (Sat) 1:30pm - 4:00pm

◎ Place
Minato City Life-long Learning Center Room 101
1 minute-walk from JR Shimbashi Station (Karasumori Exit)

◎ Application with a brief introduction of the speech in 200~300 Japanese letters until November 1st, 2018 (Deadline date)

◎ Contact
Minato UNESCO Association (Please contact with e-mail)
Tel: 03-3434-2300 (10:30am-5:00pm; Tuesday - Friday)
Fax: 03-3434-2233

Zazen practice organized by Minato UNESCO Association
Date : 18:30 〜20:30 June 25, 2018 (Monday)
Place : SEISHOJI temple
Address : 4-7, Atago 2-chome, Minato-ku Tokyo (see attached map)
Fee : Free for members of Minato UNESCO Association
500Yen for other participants
Registration : Minato UNESCO Association
Tel / Fax 03-3434-2233 (Tuesday – Friday 10:30-17:00)
E-mail : Contact

Zazen practice organized by Minato UNESCO Association
YUKATA – A Light, unlined Kimono wearing class for foreign nationals and youths
Why don’t you go out for a firework display or Bon Festival dancing event dressed in Yukata? You can enjoy the summer evening breeze through Yukata. It sure will make a precious memory of your stay in Japan!

・Date & Time: Saturday, June 16, 2018 13:30 - 16:00
・Venue: Minato City Lifelong Learning Center 2F Room 203
・Capacity: Max. 20 persons
・Admission: JPY500
・What to bring: A Yukata (if you have one), t-shirt and pants (to wear under Yukata)
・Email: Contact
・TEL&FAX (03)3434-2300

Kimono wearing class