January 27, 2018 “Cha no Yu” (Tea Ceremony)
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018 1:30pm 〜 4:00pm
Place: Minato City Lifelong Learning Center Room 203
Fee: JPY500
Registration: Minato UNESCO Association
      Tel 03-3434-2300 / Fax 03-3434-2233 (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 15, 2017 Zazen practice organized by Minato UNESCO Association
Date: 15:30 〜17:30 December 15, 2017 (Friday)
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
Tea Party: Will be held at the temple after Zazen practice. Please participate if you prefer.
Fee: Additional 300Yen for all participants.

Registration: Minato UNESCO Association
      Tel / Fax 03-3434-2233 (Tuesday – Friday 10:30-17:00)
E-mail: Contact


Shodo Trial Class


 「Zazen practice」(PDF)
December 2, 2017 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 2, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
・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. 10:30am – 5:00pm)
・E-mail: Contact
・Tel & Fax: 03-3434-2233


Shodo Trial Class


 「Shodo Trial Class」(PDF)
Jan 20, 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
January 20, 2018 (Sat) 1:30 pm - 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 September 5, 2017 (Deadline date)

◎ Contact
Minato UNESCO Association (Please contact with e-mail)
Mail: info@minatounesco.jp
Tel&Fax: 03-3434-2233 (10:30am-5:00pm; Tuesday - Friday)

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 2 1:00pm - 4:00pm
・Venue: Minato City Lifelong Learning Center 3F Room No. 304
・Capacity: Max.20 persons
・Admission: JPY300

・For registration and inquiries: Minato UNESCO Association, 16-3 Shimbashi 3-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo
・E-mail: info@minatounesco.jp
・Tel & Fax: 03-3434-2233