CHIC - SPRING PROGRAM 2018 January 9th - June 15th - Community House & Information Centre

 
CHIC - SPRING PROGRAM 2018 January 9th - June 15th - Community House & Information Centre
カルチャーセンター

                   CHIC

            SPRING PROGRAM 2018
                January 9th - June 15th
RIC Central Tower, 3F, 5-15 Koyocho-naka, Higashinada-ku,
    Kobe 658-0032 Tel: 078-857-6540 Fax: 078-857-4789
            E-mail: information@chickobe.com
                    www.chickobe.com
CHIC - SPRING PROGRAM 2018 January 9th - June 15th - Community House & Information Centre
CHIC MEMBERSHIP, POLICIES & INFORMATION

ABOUT CHIC
Community House & Information Centre (CHIC) is a non-profit community organization
committed to meeting the needs of the Kansai community. CHIC is a place for Japanese
and foreigners to socialize and connect in a casual and fun atmosphere.

MEMBERSHIP
CHIC membership allows you, your family, and visitors from outside Kansai to participate in
all of CHIC’s classes, trips, and events at special member prices. Membership for a year (12
months from signing up) is ¥ 6,000 and ¥ 4,000 for six months. If you have been a CHIC
member for five consecutive years, the membership fee is ¥ 3,000 for one year. Please note,
payment for any series class and some special events or classes are available strictly to
members only.

SPECIAL CHILDREN’S MEMBERSHIP
If you only attend the children’s classes, the membership fee is ¥ 3,000 for a year and
¥ 2,000 for six months.

REGISTRATION/CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
If you wish to attend a class or a trip, your registration will not be considered confirmed until
your payment is made; you will be placed on the waiting list instead. Payment should be
made at least seven days prior to a trip.

Please Note: While we understand sometimes your plans or circumstances change, if you
need to cancel less than seven business days prior to a class or trip NO refund will be given.

TRIP PARTICIPANTS
Please be aware that during CHIC organized outings, CHIC is not responsible for lost items,
personal injury, property damage, and delays due to circumstances beyond our control,
such as traffic jams, train delays and weather conditions. The return timings shown are only
an approximate indication. Thank you for understanding!

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Become a part of our CHIC community and join the fun!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHILDREN’S CLASSES……………………………………………………………………………………4 – 5

CRAFT & ART CLASSES…………………………………………………………………………………6 – 9

VARIOUS CLASSES…………………………………………………………………………………….10 – 13

FITNESS CLASSES………………………………………………………………………………………14 – 15

LANGUAGE CLASSES…………………………………………………………………………………16 – 18

COOKING CLASSES…………………………………………………………………………………..19 – 23

SPECIAL   OUTINGS…………………………………………………………………………………………24

TRIPS……………………………………………………………………………………………………..25 – 33

SPECIAL EVENTS…………………………………………………………………………………………….34

OTHER ACTIVITIES AT CHIC………………………………………………………………………………..35

CHIC SHOP………………………………………………………………………………………………….36

CHIC   VOLUNTEERS………………………………………………………………………………………..37

NOTES…………………………………………………………………………………………………………38

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CHILDREN’S CLASSES

1. English Playgroup
English Playgroup is for all children aged 1 – 4, who are accompanied by a parent or
caregiver. Children and adults will join in with songs, games, crafts, story time, and free play.
The class is conducted in English.
Instructor:          Lindsay Cairns
Place:               Banquet Hall
Days:                Tuesdays
Dates:               Jan 16, 23, 30        Feb 6, 13, 27
                     March 6, 13, 20       April 3, 10, 17, 24
                     May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 5, 12
Time:                10:00 – 11:30
Min / Max:           4 / 20
Class Fee:           Individual classes: ¥ 1,500 for members
                     Individual classes: ¥ 1,800 for non-members
                     Siblings pay ¥ 1,000 / class

2. Music & Movement
Parents / Caregivers and children will enjoy these fun and interactive classes. Including
singing, clapping, and playing musical instruments. A musically trained and experienced
English speaking music teacher teaches classes. For children aged between 18 months to
4 years old.
Instructor:         Eiko Tsuji
Place:              Banquet Hall
Days:               Fridays
Dates:              Jan 12, 19, 26         Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
                    March 2, 9, 16, 23 April 6, 13, 20, 27
                    May 11, 18, 25         June 1, 8
Time:               10:45 – 11:30
Min / Max:          4 / 16
Class Fee:          Individual classes: ¥ 1,500 for members
                    Individual classes: ¥ 1,800 for non-members
                    Block of 5 classes for ¥7,000 members only
                    Siblings pay ¥ 1,000 / class

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3. Baby Massage
Spend precious quality time with your little one in this lovely baby massage class. Trained
baby massage therapists will guide you through this class. For babies from 2 months to just
before walking age.
Instructors:        Naoko Mizutani
Place:              Room 2
Days:               Thursdays
Dates:              Feb 15        April 19        June 14
Time:               10:30 – 11:30
Min / Max:          1 / 10
Class Fee:          Individual classes: ¥ 2,500 for members
                    Individual classes: ¥ 3,000 for non-members
Note:               Please bring your own towel, baby blanket

4. Storytime
Join us each Friday for a short and sweet story time. Kristi will read some of her favourite
children’s books while you enjoy a coffee or tea with the other parents.
Instructor:          Kristi Keoughan
Place:               CHIC Office
Days:                Fridays
Dates:               Jan 12, 19, 26     Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
                     March 2, 9, 16, 23 April 6, 13, 20, 27
                     May 11, 18, 25     Jun 1, 8
Time:                11:40 – 12:00
Class Fee:           ¥ 200 per session

5. Piano Lessons
For levels ranging from beginners to advanced, these music lessons can be the start of a
new passion or aid you in preparing for music entrance exams. Available for children 3
years old and beyond, and with a range of classes, come in to CHIC to book your lessons
today! Offered in a range of languages – Japanese, English and German. Mayu is a
classically trained teacher who went to Europe for her musical studies and experiences,
and she is eager to share her experiences and teach her students.
Instructor:           Mayu Takahashi
Place:                Banquet Hall
Time:                 Appointment times vary
Price:                Starting from ¥ 10,000 for 3, 30 minute lessons
                      (ask at CHIC office for full details on lesson times)
Note:                 A 30 minute trial class is available

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CRAFT & ART CLASSES

6. Shodo
Shodo is the Japanese word for calligraphy; the method of writing with Fude, a Japanese
brush and sumi (ink stick). Samples are on display at CHIC. Free trail class is also available
ask in office for details.

      a. Day Classes
      Instructor:          Noriko Ukita
      Place:               Room 3
      Days:                Wednesdays & Fridays
      Dates:               Jan 12, 17, 26, 31     Feb 9, 14, 23, 28      March 9, 14, 23
                           April 4, 13, 18, 27    May 11, 16, 25, 30 June 8, 13
      Time:                10:30 – 12:00
      Min / Max:           2/6
      Class Fee:           Individual classes: ¥ 2,500 for members
                           Individual classes: ¥ 3,500 for non-members
                           Series class Jan – March: ¥ 26,400 Strictly Members ONLY
                           Series class April – June: ¥ 24,000 Strictly Members ONLY
      Add. Cost:           Shodo kit (for the first class): ¥ 4,800

      b. Evening Classes
      Instructor:          Noriko Ukita
      Place:               Room 3
      Days:                Thursdays
      Dates:               Jan 18, 25             Feb 8, 22              March 8, 22
                           April 12, 26           May 10, 24             June 7
      Time:                18:30 – 20:00
      Min / Max:           2/6
      Class Fee:           Individual classes: ¥ 2,500 for members
                           Individual classes: ¥ 3,500 for non-members
                           Series class Jan – March: ¥ 14,400 Strictly Members ONLY
                           Series class April – June: ¥ 12,000 Strictly Members ONLY
      Add. Cost:           Shodo kit (for the first class): ¥ 4,800

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7. Ikebana Ikenobo
Ikenobo is a style of Ikebana (Japanese floral art). It is the method of placing flowers in a
purposeful, meaningful and beautiful way.
Instructor:          Etsuko Hanai
Place:               Craft Room
Days:                Fridays
Dates:               Jan 19         Feb 16         March 16
                     April 20       May 18         June 1
Time:                11:00 – 13:30
Min / Max:           1 / 8 people
Class Fee:           Individual classes: ¥ 2,500 for members
                     Individual classes: ¥ 3,500 for non-members
                     Series class Jan – March: ¥ 7,200 Strictly Members ONLY
                     Series class April – June: ¥ 7,200 Strictly Members ONLY
Add. Cost:           Flowers approx. ¥ 1,500 – ¥ 2,000 / class to be paid directly to the
                     teacher

8. Ikebana Mishoryu Nakayama
Mishoryu uses seasonal and mainly indigenous flora in natural style arrangements to
compliment other traditional Japanese arts.
Instructor:        Kayo Fukayama
Place:             Craft Room
Days:              Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Dates:             Jan 18, 26             Feb 8, 14, 23          March 2, 7, 22
                   April 4, 12, 27        May 9, 17, 25          June 8, 13
Time:              10:00 – 12:30
Min / Max:         1/8
Class Fee:         Individual classes: ¥ 2,500 for members
                   Individual classes: ¥ 3,500 for non-members
                   Series class Jan – March: ¥ 19,200 Strictly Members ONLY
                   Series class April – June: ¥ 19,200 Strictly Members ONLY
Add. Cost:         Flowers approx. ¥ 1,300 – ¥ 2,000 / class to be paid directly to the
                   teacher

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9. Oshie
Oshie, which literally means “pressed picture,” is a traditional form of Japanese handicraft
from the Edo period. Like a jigsaw puzzle, the picture is made up of many pieces. Each
piece is wrapped in beautiful kimono fabric, padded with cotton in between, and is
nailed/glued together to create a beautiful three-dimensional raised picture.
Instructor:           Shoho Konishi
Place:                Craft Room
Days:                 Mondays
Dates:                Jan 15         Feb 26         March 12
                      April 16       May 14         June 11
Time:                 11:00 – 13:00
Min / Max:            2 / 10
Class Fee:            Individual classes: ¥ 2,500 for members
                      Individual classes: ¥ 3,500 for non-
                      members
                      Series class Jan – March: ¥ 7,200 Strictly
                      Members ONLY
                      Series class April – June: ¥ 7,200 Strictly
                      Members ONLY
Add. Cost:            Material fee approx. ¥4,500 for the first class. For following classes, the
                      material fee depends on what materials the student chooses

10. Decorating with Flowers
Kazuko studied flower arrangement in Paris. Learn from her as she shows you how to make
your own beautiful flower arrangements, for vases, dining tables, entryways or mantle
pieces. It’s a seasonally inspired fun and practical class!
Instructor:          Kazuko Okawa
Place:               Craft Room
Days:                Wednesdays
Dates:               Jan 24          Feb 21        March 14
                     April 18        May 16
Time:                10:30 – 12:00
Min / Max:           2 / 10
Class Fee:           Individual classes: ¥ 3,000 for
                     members
                     Individual classes: ¥ 4,000 for non-members
Add. Cost:           Material fee for flowers ¥ 3,000 per class paid directly to the teacher

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11. Washi Covered Tea Box
Cover a small tea box in beautiful patterned washi paper. At the end of the class, take
home a functional and attractive piece.
Instructor:        Shawna Wallis
Place:             Craft Room
Date:              Wednesday, 23rd May
Time:              10:00 – 14:00
Min / Max:         2/5
Class Fee:         Individual classes: ¥ 3,000 for members
                   Individual classes ¥ 4,000 for non-
                   members
Add. Cost:         Cost of tea box and washi paper
Note:              Please order tea box at least two weeks before class date

12. Washi Doll Making Class
Setsuko Horiuchi has spent a lifetime involved in the art of Washi Doll making. You may
have already seen some of her work displayed in the CHIC shop. Learn how to make these
delightful dolls and take your very own doll home.
Instructor:           Setsuko Horiuchi
Place:                Craft Room
Date:                 Wednesday, 28th February            Wednesday 30th May
Time:                 10:30 – 13:30
Min / Max:            2/5
Class Fee:            Individual classes: ¥ 3,500 for members
                      Individual classes: ¥ 4,500 for non-members
Add. Cost:            Material cost depends on what object the student chooses to create.
Note:                 Please bring your own ruler scissors and pencil

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VARIOUS CLASSES

13. Book Club
Looking for some lively and vibrant literary discussion? Join our once-a-month Book Club at
CHIC where we will discuss in-depth books from differing genres and cultures. Over the
course of the semester we will cover four different novels and talk in detail about the
intention and emotion of each book, and of course, our feelings towards them.
Instructor:         Martha Scarabrough
Place:              CHIC Office
Days:               Mondays
Dates:              Jan 15        Feb 26
                    March 12      April 9
                    May 14        June 11
Time:               10:30 – 12:00
Min / Max:          2 / no limit
Class Fee:          ¥ 2,000 for members
                    ¥ 3,000 for non-members

14. Choir Club
Share your love of singing in a fun, supportive environment. This workshop is open to all
music lovers – no training required.
Instructor:          Deb Syndram
Place:               Banquet Hall
Days:                Thursdays
Dates:               Jan 18, 25          Feb 1, 8, 15, 22         March 1, 8, 15, 22
                     April 5, 12, 19, 26 May 10, 17, 24, 31       June 7, 14
Time:                13:30 – 15:00
Min / Max:           2 / no limit
Class Fee:           ¥ 4,000 for members
                     ¥ 4,500 for non-members

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15. Kimono Dressing
Kimono and yukata are traditional Japanese garments that have charmed people around
the world with their beauty, style, and traditional aesthetic. There are many specific rules for
when and how to wear kimono and yukata, known as kitsuke. In this class you will learn
how to dress yourself properly in a kimono and also learn about different uses for the
kimonos and yukatas.

       a. Beginner
       This course is a one-time lesson to learn the basics of kimono – history, structure, rules,
       and patterns – and to learn the way to get dressed in yukata with obi.
       Instructor:           Yumi Ayama
       Place:                Room 2
       Days:                 Wednesday
       Dates:                Jan 17        Feb 7           March 7    April 11
       Time:                 10:30 – 12:00
       Min / Max:            2/4
       Class Fee:            Individual classes: ¥ 2,500 for members
                             Individual classes: ¥ 3,500 for non-members

   b. Intermediate (Wednesdays)
      This is a course for existing students and new students
      who have some experience of Kimono dressing practice
      Instructor:         Yumi Ayama
      Place:              Room 2
      Days:               Wednesdays
      Dates:              Jan 17        Feb 7           March 7
                          April 11      May (open by request)
      Time:               12:30 – 14:30
      Min / Max:          2/4
      Class Fee:          Individual classes: ¥ 2,500 for members
                          Individual classes: ¥ 3,500 for non-members

   c. Intermediate (Thursdays)
      This is a course for existing students and new students who have some experience of
      Kimono dressing practice
      Instructor:           Yumi Ayama
      Place:                Room 2
      Days:                 Thursdays
      Dates:                Jan 18        Feb 8           March 8
                            April 12      May (open by request)
      Time:                 10:30 – 12:00 or 12:30 – 14:30
      Min / Max:            2/4
      Class Fee:            Individual classes: ¥ 2,500 for members
                            Individual classes: ¥ 3,500 for non-members

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16. Goal Setting for Success
How many of us have set well-intentioned ‘New Years
Resolutions’ – just to see them unravel within months or
even weeks? In this motivating and demystifying talk,
Executive Coach Nadine Slater, will share simple yet
effective insights and proven techniques that will help
you set better objectives and achieve positive
outcomes. Having the opportunity to apply some
learning then and there, you will leave with new levels
on motivation and understanding of how you can
achieve your ambitions for 2018.
Instructor:           Nadine Slater
Place:                Room 3
Date:                 Friday, 26th January
Time:                 10:00 – 11:30
Min / Max:            5 / 20
Class Fee:            ¥ 3,500 for members
                      ¥ 4,000 for non-members

17. Cross-Cultural Insights
Living globally, we are constantly exploring how we ‘fit’ in our
host countries. In this fun and interactive seminar, we’ll dive
deeper into cultural drivers using Hofstede’s 6D model to look
at cultural norms. You will have an opportunity to access your
own cultural profile and compare it to your home and host
countries. Together, we will develop new perspectives on
differences that you can apply for more effective cross-
cultural communication.
Mary-Anne Jorgensen is the Director of MAJ Global and
facilitates leadership development and cultural awareness
programmes for organisations in Japan. She has been based
in Osaka for 22 years.
Instructor:           Mary-Anne Jorgensen
Place:                Room 3
Date:                 Friday, 6th April
Time:                 10:00 – 12:30
Min / Max:            5 / 20
Class Fee:            ¥ 4,000 for members
                      ¥ 4,500 for non-members

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18. Culture Talk
Yumi Ayama, our fabulous and incredibly knowledgeable Kimono Dressing teacher hosts 3
different informative and thoughtful talks followed by a question and answer session. The
first is about the meanings of patterns on kimonos and obis, the second on the Japanese
mind– specifically on ambiguity, silence, and ah-mah-eh (⽢え), and the last talk concerns

religion in modern Japan seen through the temples and shrines. Invaluable to newcomers
and long term residents alike.
Instructor:         Yumi Ayama
Place:              Room 3
Date:               Obi and Kimono                 Tuesday, 30th Jan
                    Japanese Mind                  Wednesday, 28th February
                    Temples and Shrines            Monday, 19th March
Time:               12:30 – 14:00
Min / Max:          5 / 20
Class Fee:          Individual talks: ¥ 2,000 for members
                    Individual talks: ¥ 3,000 for non-members
                    All 3 talks: ¥ 5,500 Strictly Members ONLY

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FITNESS CLASSES

19. Bootcamp
Jenni Reed leads       this extremely popular and effective outdoor boot-camp class!
Participants should   bring their own water bottle and towel. Pants, ideally, will cover your
knees.
Instructor:           Jenni Reed
Place:                Meet at ELAC Building outside of CA
Days:                 Mondays
Dates:                Jan 15, 22, 29        Feb 5, 26
                      March 5, 12, 19       April 2, 9, 16, 23,
                      May 7, 14, 21, 28     June 4, 11
Time:                 8:45 – 9:45
Min/Max:              3 / unlimited
Class Fee:            Individual classes: ¥ 1,000 for members
                      Individual classes: ¥ 1,500 for non-members

20. Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a form of “moving meditation” practiced with slow, relaxed, and flowing
movements. Join Sensei Yukari Agarihama who came in fourth place in the Dual Event of
“All Japan Wushu Taijiquan Competition” in 2014.
Instructor            Yukari Agarihama
Place:                Banquet Hall
Days:                 Wednesdays
Dates:                Jan 10, 17, 24, 31     Feb 7, 14, 21, 28          March 7, 14
                      April 4, 11, 18, 25    May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30       June 13
Time:                 15:30 – 16:30
Min / Max:            3 / 20
Class Fee:            Trial class for free
                      Individual classes: ¥ 2,000 for members
                      Individual classes: ¥ 2,500 for non-members
                      Series class Jan – March: ¥ 19,000 Strictly Members ONLY
                      Series class April – June: ¥ 19,000 Strictly Members ONLY

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21. Yoga
Yoga Vita lessons offer you the chance to look better, feel better, and join a community of
healthy people through the ancient art of yoga.
Instructor:          David R. Martin
Place:               Banquet Hall
Days:                Wednesdays
Dates:               Jan 10, 17, 24, 31     Feb 7, 21, 28            March 7, 14
                     April 4, 11, 18, 25    May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30     June 13
Time:                11:00 – 12:30
Min / Max:           3 / 20
Class Fee:           Trial class for free
                     Individual classes ¥ 2,500 for
                     members
                     Individual classes ¥ 3,000 for non-
                     members
                     Series class Jan – March: ¥ 21,600
                     Strictly Members ONLY
                     Series class April – June: ¥ 24,000
                     Strictly Members ONLY

22. Boxercise
Boxercise is a great way to be fit and be strong. It is a dance-based fitness class with boxing
choreography, and is perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels. There is no physical
contact, so don't worry about being hit. Come have fun and release your stress!
Instructor:          Taiki Matsui
Place:               Banquet Hall
Days:                Thursdays
Dates:               Jan 18, 25           Feb 1, 8, 15, 22      March 1, 8, 15, 22
                     April 5, 12, 19, 26  May 10, 17, 24, 31 June 7, 14
Time:                10:00 – 11:00
Min / Max:           3 / 20
Class Fee:           ¥ 1,500 for members
                     ¥ 2,500 for non-members

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LANGUAGE CLASSES

23. Italian
Learn how to speak one of the most beautiful languages in the world with Viviana Di Blasi
Teacher:           Viviana Di Blasi
Place:             Room 1
Days:              Tuesdays
Dates:             Jan 9, 23     Feb 6, 27      March 13
                   April 10, 24 May 8, 22       June 5
Time:              10:00 – 11:30
Min / Max:         2/8
Class Fee:         Individual classes: ¥ 3,000 Strictly
                   Members ONLY

24. English
Increase your proficiency and conversation skills in our relaxed and supportive English
classes.

   a. Beginner English
   Teacher:                Uma Ghogar
   Place:                  Room 1
   Days:                   Fridays
   Dates:                  Jan 12,19, 26          Feb 2, 9, 16, 23       March 2, 9, 16, 23
                           April 6, 13, 20, 27    May 11, 18, 25         June 1, 8
   Time:                   13:00 – 14:30
   Min / Max:              2/8
   Class Fee:              Individual classes: ¥ 3,000 Strictly Members ONLY
                           Series class Jan – March: ¥ 31,900 Strictly Members ONLY
                           Series class April – June: ¥ 26,100 Strictly Members ONLY

   b. Intermediate English
   Teacher:                Uma Ghogar
   Place:                  Room 1
   Days:                   Thursdays
   Dates:                  Jan 11, 18, 25         Feb 1, 8, 15, 22
                           March 1, 8, 15, 22 April 5, 12, 19, 26
                           May 10, 17, 24, 31 June 7, 14
   Time:                   13:00 – 14:30
   Min / Max:              2/8
   Class Fee:              Individual classes: ¥ 3,000 Strictly Members ONLY
                           Series class Jan – March: ¥ 31,900 Strictly Members ONLY
                           Series class April – June: ¥ 29,000 Strictly Members ONLY

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25. French
Learn this romantic language with Caroline Werlen. A teacher in France since 2001, she
always lived in France before she arriveing in Japan last August. Caroline has 3 children
whom are attending Canadian Academy. She is happy to share the French language and
culture!

   a. Beginner French
   Teacher:               Caroline Werlen
   Place:                 Room 3
   Days:                  Mondays
   Dates:                 Jan 15, 22, 29         Feb 5, 26              March 5, 12, 19
                          April 2, 9, 16, 23     May 7, 21, 28          June 4
   Time:                  13:30 – 15:00
   Min / Max:             2/8
   Class Fee:             Individual classes: ¥ 3,000 Strictly Members ONLY
                          Series class Jan – March: ¥ 23,200 Strictly Members ONLY
                          Series class April – June: ¥ 23,200 Strictly Members ONLY

   b. Intermediate French
   Teacher:               Caroline Werlen
    Place:                Room 3
    Days:                 Mondays
    Dates:                Jan 15, 22, 29         Feb 5, 26
                          March 5, 12, 19        April 2, 9, 16, 23
                          May 7, 21, 28          June 4
    Time:                 11:40 – 13:10
    Min / Max:            2/8
    Class Fee:            Individual classes: ¥ 3,000 Strictly Members ONLY
                          Series class Jan – March: ¥ 23,200 Strictly Members ONLY
                          Series class April – June: ¥ 23,200 Strictly Members ONLY

   c. Advanced French
   Teacher:               Caroline Werlen
   Place:                 Room 3
   Days:                  Mondays
   Dates:                 Jan 15, 22, 29         Feb 5, 26              March 5, 12, 19
                          April 2, 9, 16, 23     May 7, 21, 28          June 4
   Time:                  10:00 – 11:30
   Min / Max:             2/8
   Class Fee:             Individual classes: ¥ 3,000 Strictly Members ONLY
                          Series class Jan – March: ¥ 23,200 Strictly Members ONLY
                          Series class April – June: ¥ 23,200 Strictly Members ONLY

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26. Japanese
Teacher Keiko Tamura has lifelong experience from teaching in international schools
in Kobe. Learn Japanese from Keiko in a relaxed and fun environment.

   a. Beginner Japanese
   Teacher:                Keiko Tamura
   Place:                  Room 2
   Days:                   Tuesdays
   Dates:                  Jan 16, 23, 30         Feb 6, 13, 27          March 6, 13, 20
                           April 3, 10, 17, 24    May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 5, 12
   Time:                   10:00 – 11:30
   Min / Max:              2/5
   Class Fee:              Individual classes: ¥ 3,000 Strictly Members ONLY
                           Series class Jan – March: ¥ 26,100 Strictly Members ONLY
                           Series class April – June: ¥ 31,900 Strictly Members ONLY

   b. Intermediate Japanese
   Teacher:             Keiko Tamura
   Place:               Room 2
   Days:                Tuesdays
   Dates:               Jan 16, 23, 30         Feb 6, 13, 27          March 6, 13, 20
                        April 3, 10, 17, 24    May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 5, 12
    Time:               11:45 – 13:15
    Min / Max:          2/5
    Class Fee:          Individual classes: ¥ 3,000 Strictly Members ONLY
                        Series class Jan – March: ¥ 26,100 Strictly Members ONLY
                        Series class April – June: ¥ 31,900 Strictly Members ONLY

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COOKING CLASSES

27. Tasty Thai
This delicious class with Namita will have you craving Thai for ages! Cook Kao Soi (curry
noodle soup), papaya salad, and finish with mango sticky rice.
Teacher:             Namita Wadhwa
Place:               CHIC Kitchen
Date:                Tuesday, 16th January
Time:                10:30 – 14:00
Min / Max:           5 / 12
Class Fee:           ¥ 4,000 for members
                     ¥ 5,000 for non-members

28. Winter Warming Luncheon
Shawna shows you how to keep the family warm this winter with a delicious pumpkin soup,
homemade bread, and a fabulous desert.
Teacher:            Shawna Wallis
Place:              Shawna’s Apartment
Date:               Tuesday, 6th February
Time:               10:30 – 13:30
Min / Max:          5/8
Class Fee:          ¥ 2,500 Strictly Members ONLY

29. Steamed Buns
Join Dan Feng as she shares her knowledge of Chinese cuisine and shows you how to
make delicious steamed buns!
Teacher:           Dan Feng
Place:             CHIC Kitchen
Date:              Friday, 9th February
Time:              10:30 – 14:00
Min / Max:         5 / 12
Class Fee:         ¥ 4,000 for members
                   ¥ 5,000 for non-members

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30. Taiwanese New Year Celebration
Join our wonderful Richi as she shows you how to prepare a fabulous Taiwanese feast fit for
a New Years Celebration. This was a very popular class last year so don't miss out!
Teacher:            Richi Miyanaga
Place:              CHIC Kitchen
Date:               Friday, 16th February
Time:               10:30 – 14:00
Min / Max:          2 / 15
Class Fee:          ¥ 4,000 for members
                    ¥ 5,000 for non-members

31. Sweets for Girls Day
Great for the special girl(s) in your life! Join Mimi as she teaches you how to make these
delicious sweets, which you can then give as the perfect present.
Teacher:              Mimi Durrant
Place:                CHIC Kitchen
Date:                 Thursday, 1st March
Time:                 10:30 – 14:00
Min / Max:            5 / 12
Class Fee:            ¥ 4,000 for members
                      ¥ 5,000 for non-members

32. Cooking up Chinese
Join Namita, one of our favourite chefs, as she shows you how to cook a delicious stewed
bean curd with vegetables – cooked in a clay pot, hot and sour soup, and chicken
wrapped in lettuce cups.
Teacher:           Namita Wadhwa
Place:             CHIC Kitchen
Date:              Friday, 2nd March
Time:              10:30 – 14:00
Min / Max:         5 / 15
Class Fee:         ¥ 4,000 for members
                   ¥ 5,000 for non-members

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33. Seasonal Healthy Cooking
Join Horoko as she demonstrates how to cook a delicious vegetarian dish, perfect for the
season! This class was a hit last year so don’t miss out!
Teacher:             Hiroko Shimada
Place:               CHIC Kitchen
Date:                Tuesday, 6th March
Time:                10:30 – 14:00
Min / Max:           5 / 15
Class Fee:           ¥ 4,000 for members
                     ¥ 5,000 for non-members

34. Chanko Nabe
Perfect for cold winter nights. Learn how to make this family friendly one-pot wonder dish,
affectionately known in Japan as a sumo hot pot.
Teacher:            Noriko Yano
Place:              CHIC Kitchen
Date:               Friday, 16th March
Time:               10:30 – 14:00
Min / Max:          5 / 12
Class Fee:          ¥ 4,000 for members
                    ¥ 5,000 for non-members

35. Checkerboard Cake
Mimi is back with a cake that doesn't only taste amazing, but looks amazing too! Let her
teach you how to make this checked cake, which will surely dazzle everyone.
Teacher:            Mimi Durrant
Place:              CHIC Kitchen
Date:               Friday, 23rd March
Time:               10:30 – 14:00
Min / Max:          5 / 12
Class Fee:          ¥ 4,000 for members
                    ¥ 5,000 for non-members

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36. Seasonal Vegetarian Cooking Class
Horoko is back to give us another class on how to cook healthy vegetarian food. In the
Japanese style, these dishes are keeping up with the season.
Teacher:             Hiroko Shimada
Place:               CHIC Kitchen
Date:                Tuesday, 3rd April
Time:                10:30 – 14:00
Min / Max:           5 / 15
Class Fee:           ¥ 4,000 for members
                     ¥ 5,000 for non-members

37. Indian Biryani Class
Cook up an Indian feast with Namita! Chicken Biryani, mixed vegetable raita, and delicious
samosas are all on the menu.
Teacher:             Namita Wadhwa
Place:               CHIC Kitchen
Date:                Friday, 13th April
Time:                10:30 – 14:00
Min / Max:           5 / 12
Class Fee:           ¥ 4,000 for members
                     ¥ 5,000 for non-members

38. Tex – Mex Family Meals
Join Shawna as she teaches you how to make this family friendly Tex-Mex feast. The meal
will include beef and chicken enchiladas, and guacamole.
Teacher:             Shawna Wallis
Place:               Shawna’s Apartment
Date:                Tuesday, 10th April
Time:                10:30 – 13:30
Min / Max:           5/8
Class Fee:           ¥ 4,000 Strictly Members ONLY

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39. Healthy Seasonal Vegetarian Cooking Class
For the last time this term, CHIC is lucky to have Hiroko teach a vegetarian cooking class, all
the while using seasonal ingredients to make these enticing dishes.
Teacher:               Hiroko Shimada
Place:                 CHIC Kitchen
Date:                  Wednesday, 9th May
Time:                  10:30 – 14:00
Min / Max:             5 / 15
Class Fee:             ¥ 4,000 for members
                       ¥ 5,000 for non-members

40. Miso, Ramen, and Gyoza
Noriko is back and going to teach you how to make these three staples of Japanese
cuisine. Enjoy these delicious dishes!
Teacher:             Noriko Yano
Place:               CHIC Kitchen
Date:                Friday, 18th May
Time:                10:30 – 14:00
Min / Max:           5 / 12
Class Fee:           ¥ 4,000 for members
                     ¥ 5,000 for non-members

41. Thai Wonton
Namita brings us an additional Thai cooking class, this time teaching us how to make a
won ton soup, spicy chicken, fried rice, and thod mun (fish cakes).
Teacher:            Namita Wadhwa
Place:              CHIC Kitchen
Date:               Friday, 1st June
Time:               10:30 – 14:00
Min / Max:          5 / 12
Class Fee:          ¥ 4,000 for members
                    ¥ 5,000 for non-members

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SPECIAL OUTINGS

42. Lunch Excursions
One of the biggest challenges of being a foreigner in Japan is the language barrier, so
ordering at a restaurant can be tricky. This once-a-month lunch excursion trip will give you
the chance to visit some local restaurants in the Kobe area together with one of our
fabulous Japanese volunteers, who will translate the menu for you.
Trip leader:         CHIC Volunteers
Place:               Changes every month
Days:                Tuesdays
Date:                Jan 23        Feb 27        March 20
                     April 24      May 22        June 12
Min / Max:           2 / 8 can change according to venue
Price:               ¥ 1,000 per excursion for members
                     ¥ 2,000 per excursion for non-members
Add. Cost            Lunch cost

43. Girls’ Night Out
Super popular and always fun! This is an evening where we focus on trying local restaurants
and different cuisines. Join this fun and relaxing night together with a lot of laughs.
Generally, a three-course meal including two glasses of wine/beer will be served.
Trip leader:         CHIC Volunteers
Place:               Changes every month
Days:                Thursdays
Dates:               Jan 18          Feb 15        March 15
                     April 19        May 17        June 7
Min / Max:           2 / 10 can change according to venue
Price:               ¥ 5,500 per night for members
                     ¥ 6,000 per night for non-members

44. Gin Tasting Evening
Perfect for couples! Join us on this fun night out at the Bar Adee in the Inter-Continental
Osaka. Try 3 different gins, 3 different tonics, and 3 additional flavours while also enjoying
some light nibbles. You then have the option of continuing the fun with a dinner out.
Trip Leader:         Shawna Wallis & Anna Nyström
Date:                Saturday, 3rd February
Time:                18:00 – 20:30
Meet Place:          Inter-Continental Hotel
Min / Max:           10 / 20
Price:               ¥ 3,500 Strictly Members ONLY
Add. Cost:           Optional dinner afterwards, details
                     to be announced

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TRIPS

45. Tofu Factory and Tasting Tour
In this trip you will get to watch how tofu is made, and later get to taste the different
varieties of tofu that the factory offers. There is also the option of buying tofu at the shop if
you love it!
Trip Leader:          Naomi Nakashima
Date:                 Monay, 22nd January
Time:                 9:40 – 14:30
Meet Place:           Hankyu Okamoto Station
Min / Max:            4/8
Price:                ¥ 1,000 for members
                      ¥ 2,000 for non-members
Add. Cost:            Lunch cost

46. Kimono Shops in Shinsaibashi
Yumi will take you to kimono and obi shops in Shinsaibashi to show you how to find good
quality kimonos and obis for a reasonable price. While shopping, Yumi would love to share
interesting stories about kimonos. Later, you will enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
Trip Leader:          Yumi Ayama
Date:                 Thursday, 25th January
Time:                 10:30 – 15:00
Meet Place:           JR Sumiyoshi Station
Min / Max:            2/5
Price:                ¥ 1,000 for members
                      ¥ 2,000 for non-members
Add. Cost:            Approx. ¥ 1,200 needed for train fares and lunch costs
Note:                 Please wear comfortable walking shoes

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47. Kamaboko Making Tour
Japanese fish cake is a steamed or fried cake or patty of chopped fish, eggs, and flour. In
this tour, you can make your own delicious fish cakes, and either take them home – or if
you can’t wait – eat them straight afterwards! Children between 6 – 12 years old are able
to enjoy as well for an additional ¥ 100, with a parent just supervising
Trip Leader:          Michie Goto
Date:                 Saturday, 27th January
Time:                 9:30 – 11:30
Meet Place:           Rokko Island Post Office
Min / Max:            5 / 15
Price:                ¥ 1,000 for members
                      ¥ 2,000 for non-members
Add. Cost:            Factory admission ¥ 1,200

48. Arashiyama Walking Tour
Put on your hiking shoes and prepare to keep warm by walking the hills of Arashiyama!
Arashiyama is home to numerous Buddhist temples; and to give you an idea of the many
different faces of Buddhist and Japanese culture, Susanna will show you a couple of
unusual ones as well. Along the way you will experience beautiful scenery, lots of charming
shops with traditional Japanese crafts, and if times allow, have tea in a 400 year old
teahouse.
Trip Leader:         Susanne Eskildsen
Date:                Friday, 2nd February
Time:                8:20 – 17:00
Meet Place:          Hankyu Okamoto Station
Min / Max:           5 / 15
Price:               ¥ 1,000 for members
                     ¥ 2,000 for non-members
Add. Cost:           Entrance fee approx. ¥ 1,500 / Tea house cost approx. ¥ 1,000 / Train
                     fare ¥ 1,060
Note:                Please bring a packed lunch, dress warmly, and wear comfortable
                     walking shoes

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49. Explore Rokkomichi
Explore the many varied and unique shops in Rokkomichi on foot with our fabulous Naomi.
After working up an appetite, we will enjoy a lunch at a fantastic cheese shop.
Trip Leader:        Naomi Nakashima
Date:               Monday, 5th February
Time:               10:30 – 14:30
Meet Place:         JR Rokkomichi Station
Min / Max:          2 / 10
Price:              ¥ 1,000 for members
                    ¥ 2,000 for non-members
Add. Cost:          Lunch cost

50. Maiko Experience
A truly special experience! Transform into a Maiko (apprentice Geshia) complete with real
traditional wigs, kimonos, obis, shoes, and accessories. Stroll through the streets of Kyoto
dressed as Maikos, and have lunch at a local restaurant. At the end of the trip, you will also
receive a photo book with 8 studio shots and a CD of memories from this wonderful day.
Trip Leader:          Anna Nyström
Date:                 Wednesday, 7th February
Time:                 8:15 – 16:00
Meet Place:           Entente Main Entrance
Min / Max:            2/4
Price:                ¥ 18,000 for members
                      ¥ 19,000 for non-members
Add. Cost:            Lunch cost is approx. ¥ 3,500

51. Plum Blossom and Tea Ceremony
Geshias and Maikos (apprentice Geshias) host ‘Nodate’, an outdoor tea ceremony,
beneath the plum trees during the Plum Blossom Festival that takes place at Kitano
Tenmangu Shrine. This is a very special annual event. After you enjoy the tea ceremony
with the fragrance of the plum flowers, you can also explore the temple sale to find your
treasures!
Trip Leader:        Masako Arimura
Date:               Saturday, 24th February
Time:               9:00 – 15:30
Meet Place:         JR Ashiya Station
Min / Max:          6 / 20
Price:              ¥ 1,500 for members
                    ¥ 2,500 for non-members
Add. Cost:          ¥ 1,500 for ceremony ticket /
                    Lunch cost approx. ¥ 1,000

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52. Fushimi Inari Taisha & Sake Brewery Tour
We’ll visit Fushimi Inari Taisha, which is famous for thousands of red tori gates - there is some
hiking involved within this. Afterwards we will take another train to Fushimimomoyama, the
No. 1 Sake Brewery Area in Kyoto. Enjoy lunch and microbrewery beer at Kizajura Kappa
Country, and then visit Gekkeikan Sake Brewery for the museum and more sake tasting.
Trip Leader:           Masako Arimura
Date:                  Saturday, 3rd March
Time:                  9:00 – 17:30
Meet Place:            JR Ashiya Station
Min / Max:             10 / 20
Price:                 ¥ 1,500 for members
                       ¥ 2,500 for non-members
Add. Cost:             Beer tasting ¥ 1,000 / Lunch ¥ 1,500 /
                       Sake Museum Admission ¥ 300 /
                       Train cost approx. ¥ 3,000
Note:                  Please bring a bottle of water, a snack,
                       and wear comfortable walking shoes

53. Lunch at a Michelin Star Restaurant
Treat yourself to a lovely lunch in Mikage! Experience Juenne – a Michelin Star Restaurant –
that serves French and Japanese fusion food.
Trip Leader:          Anna Nyström
Date:                 Friday, 9th March
Time:                 12:00 – 15:00
Meet Place:           CHIC Office
Min / Max:            3/8
Price:                ¥ 7,500 Strictly Members ONLY

54. Kitano Odori and Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto
We will first visit Hirano Shrine and view gorgeous cherry blossoms, and then walk to the
restaurant at the theatre. Enjoy this rare opportunity to watch Geshias and Maikos perform
a traditional play and dance. You will also have the privilege of being served matcha tea
by the Maikos in this annual event.
Trip Leader:             Ikuyo Miki
Date:                    Wednesday, 4th April
Time:                    9:30 – 17:00
Meet Place:              JR Ashiya Station
Min / Max:               8 / 16
Price:                   ¥ 1,500 for members
                         ¥ 2,500 for non-members
Add. Cost:               Lunch approx. ¥ 1,000 / Ticket for
                         performance and tea ¥ 4,500

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55. Making Pottery and Lunch in Ashiya
Make your very own appetizer plate or decorative platter. Pick your clay, design your
platter, and glaze it in your favourite colour. Afterwards we will enjoy a lunch at a local
restaurant.
Trip Leader:          Kimie Kuroda
Date:                 Monday. 9th April
Time:                 9:30 – 15:00
Meet Place:           Hanshin Uozaki Station
Min / Max:            2/8
Price:                ¥ 1,000 for members
                      ¥ 2,000 for non-members
Add. Cost:            Train fare ¥ 280 / Lunch cost

56. Making Makie and Shopping at Nishiki Market in Kyoto
Makie is lacquer artwork, one of Japan’s traditional art techniques. Enjoy making your very
own Makie, and afterwards we get to shop at Nishiki Market – one of the most famous
markets – unique to Kyoto.
Trip Leader:        Izumi Nagai
Date:               Tuesday, 17th April
Time:               9:15 – 15:30
Meet Place:         JR Ashiya Station
Min / Max:          5 / 10
Price:              ¥ 1,500 for members
                    ¥ 2,500 for non-members
Add. Cost:          Lesson fee of ¥2,500 / Lunch cost

57. Meditation and Yoga in Kyoto
We will visit one of the largest Zen temples in Kyoto to view a beautiful garden while
practicing Yoga and Zazen (meditation)
Trip Leader:           Ikuyo Miki
Date:                  Friday, 20th April
Time:                  10:45 – 17:30
Meet Place:            JR Ashiya Station
Min / Max:             8 / 20
Price:                 ¥ 5,500 for members
                       ¥ 6,500 for non-members
Add. Cost:             Admission fee to Tofukuji
                       ¥ 400 / Lunch cost

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58. Tamba Pottery and Wisteria Gardens
Visit the glorious wisteria in full bloom at Shirai Oomachi Fujji Park. After a picnic lunch in the
park we will visit Tamba, which is famous for its pottery. You will be able to view and
purchase pottery from over 50 kilns used within and around the town.
Trip Leader:           Shawna Wallis
Date:                  Tuesday, 8th May
Time:                  8:45 – 17:00
Meet Place:            Bus stop in front of Rokko Island Post Office
Min / Max:             20 / 25
Price:                 ¥ 5,000 for members
                       ¥ 6,000 for non-members
Add. Cost:             Park admission ¥ 500
Note:                  Please pack a picnic lunch to enjoy under
                       the wisteria

59. Najio Paper Factory and Workshop
Visit the Najio Paper Factory and the Tanitoku Paper Factory to see how paper is made
and enjoy a washi papermaking workshop. Mr. Takenobu Tanino is a living national treasure
and his son will show you how to make Najio washi paper. This paper is used at Nijyo Castle,
Nishi Honganji, Katsura Rikyu and many other places!
Trip Leader:          Masako Arimura
Date:                 Friday, 11th May
Time:                 9:00 – 15:00
Meet Place:           JR Ashiya Station
Min / Max:            4/8
Price:                ¥ 1,500 for members
                      ¥ 2,500 for non-members
Add. Cost:           Lunch cost is approx. ¥ 1,000 / Washi paper workshop costs ¥ 1,000
Note:                Please wear comfortable walking shoes

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60. Government Guest House and Imperial Palace
The Kyoto State Guest House is a national reception facility to receive dignitaries invited to
visit Japan as official guest of the Japanese Government. You can experience the long
history, and the refined and varied culture of Kyoto there. The Imperial Palace had been
the residence of the Imperial Family for over a thousand years, until the Meiji Emperor
moved to Tokyo in 1869.
Trip Leader:          Izumi Nagai
Date:                 Tuesday, 15th May
Time:                 9:00 – 15:00
Meet Place:           JR Ashiya Station
Min / Max:            5 / 15
Price:                ¥ 1,500 for members
                      ¥ 2,500 for non-members
Add. Cost:            Admission fee of ¥1,500 / Lunch cost
Note:                 Sign up closes April 6th due to booking periods within the State House

61. Akashi Bridge Tour
We will walk along the underside of the bridge above the Akashi Strait, then climb to the
top of the tower 300 metres above sea level where we can enjoy a superb 360 degree
panoramic view. We will also learn about the technology and history of the bridge, and
afterwards enjoy lunch nearby.
Trip Leader:        Michiko Kobayashi
Date:               Friday, 25th May
Time:               9:00 – 14:00
Meet Place:         JR Maiko Station
Min / Max:          5 / 10
Price:              ¥ 2,000 for members
                    ¥ 4,000 for non-members
Add. Cost:          Lunch cost and ¥ 3,000 admission fee for the tour
Note:               You must wear rubber-soled shoes and be over the age of 12.
                    The trip will be cancelled if there are strong winds or heavy rain on the
                    day

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62. Ise Grand Shrine
Ise Grand Shrine is a Shinto Shrine dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami. In
the 18th century, people used to visit the Shrine on foot from Osaka, as it was an admiration
amoung the people. After visiting, we will enjoy shopping and eating at the Oharai
shopping street on Ise pilgrimage road.
Trip Leader:          Chie Kase
Date:                 Thursday, 31st May
Time:                 8:15 – 22:10
Meet Place:           Hanshin Uozaki Station
Min / Max:            4 / 10
Price:                ¥ 2,000 for members
                      ¥ 3,000 for non-members
Add. Cost:            Train fare approx. ¥ 8,000
                      (round trip) / Taxi fee approx.
                      ¥ 1,000 / Admission fee
                      ¥ 1,500 / Dinner cost
Note:                 Sign up closes April 16th due to booking periods within the Shrine

63. Kibune
Kibune is a beautiful mountain village nestled in a steep valley north of Kyoto that has long
been used as a summer retreat for the residents of Kyoto. In the summer, the area is known
for its unique kawadoko restaurants, where traditional Japanese tatami rooms have been
built above the Kibune River. You will enjoy ‘catching’ your noodles and having a delicious
lunch here, and afterwards we will also visit the Kibune Shrine
Trip Leader:         Masako Arimura
Date:                Monday, 4th June
Time:                9:00 – 16:00
Meet Place:          JR Ashiya Station
Min / Max:           8 / 15
Price:               ¥ 1,500 for members
                     ¥ 2,500 for non-members
Add. Cost:           Train fare approx. ¥ 4,000 / Lunch cost ¥ 4,000

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64. Kokedera Buddhism Experience
Saihoji Temple and Moss Garden is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a lush green
paradise. Before entering the garden, visitors must participate in a Buddhist ceremony of
kito and shakyo – respectively the chanting and copying of Buddhist scriptures, called sutra,
as prayers for the future.
Trip Leader:          Michie Goto & Chie Kase
Date:                 Tuesday, 5th June
Time:                 TBA
Meet Place:           Hankyu Okamoto Station
Min / Max:            4 / 15
Price:                ¥ 1,500 for members
                      ¥ 2,500 for non-members
Add. Cost:            Ceremony fee of ¥ 3,000 / Lunch cost
Note:                 Shoes will need to be removed at time so
                      please wear those that are easy to take off

65. Open Air Museum of Traditional Japanese Farmhouse
View over 10 traditional farmhouses located from different prefectures of Japan in a park-
like setting. This is a chance to see how Japanese farmers lived in the past.
Trip Leader:             Chie Kase
Date:                    Thursdays, 7th June
Time:                    9:30 – 14:30
Meet Place:              JR Ashiya Station
Min / Max:               5 / 10
Price:                   ¥ 1,500 for members
                         ¥ 2,500 for non-members
Add. Cost:               Museum fee ¥ 500
Note:                    Please bring your own lunch

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SPECIAL EVENTS

66. Valentine Lunch
On the most romantic day of the year, celebrate with great friends in this casual potluck
style luncheon! Please bring a home-made dish to share.
Date:                      Wednesday, 14th February
Time:                      11:00 – 13:30
Meet Place:                Banquet Hall
Price:                     Free event!
Note:                      Open to all, members and
                           non-members

67. Hanami Party
Let’s enjoy the sakura together on Rokko Island! A very special family day with no costs and
no bookings, just show up and picnic. Bring your own rug, food and drinks, and let’s
celebrate the beauty of spring!
Date:                Sunday, 8th April
Time:                11:00 – 15:00
Meet Place:          Rokko Island, near Island Kitaguchi
                     Station
Price:               Free event!
Note:                Date may change due to weather
                     conditions

68. Wine Tasting Evening
WS Forster Estate Wines is back this year! Let them take you on a discovery journey of the
true flavours of wine. Have the chance to taste 10 different kinds in this casual seminar-style
gathering.
Date:                Friday, 27th April
Time:                19:30 – 21:30
Meet Place:          Room 3
Min / Max:           10 / 20
Price:               ¥ 4,500 for members
                     ¥ 5,500 for non-members
Note:                If you are a member your
                     spouse also counts as member

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OTHER ACTIVITIES AT CHIC

Coffee Mornings for Parents with Small Kids
Want to socialize with other parents with small children? CHIC wants to be the place for
you to meet. We have a corner with toys, so let the kids play together while you recharge
by drinking a cup of coffee and talking to other mums and dads.
Every Friday from 11:30 am

Casual Coffee Mornings
We love Casual Coffee at CHIC! Join us every Thursday as we gather with friends and meet
new people. You can pop in quickly or stay and chat a while, enjoying a cup of tea or
coffee and freshly baked goods. Occasionally we will organize special talks or
presentations during our coffee mornings. Everyone is Welcome!
Every Thursday morning from 10 am

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CHIC SHOP

Living in Japan provides us with some great shopping opportunities too...

CHIC always has lots of different Japanese based items for you to purchase, from sake
barrels, obis, kokeshi dolls, Japanese ceramics, and much more. Our stock is regularly
changing so come in, browse, and buy. The CHIC shop is the perfect place for your
Japanese inspired gifts!

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CHIC VOLUNTEERS

Our volunteers are the heart and soul of CHIC. Working a regular 3 hour a week shift (or
every 2nd week) they provide, support, warmth, friendship, and information to our members.

Becoming a CHIC volunteer is an incredibly rewarding way to get involved in this friendly
and vibrant community.

Ask at the CHIC Office if you are interested in donating some of your time and enthusiasm.

To our current volunteers, we say a huge THANK-YOU!

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NOTES

Use this page to make a note about the trips you plan to take, crafts to create, and classes
in which to participate!

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