March Japanese Language and Culture Cafe: Introduction to Kimono Culture

March Japanese Language and Culture Cafe: Introduction to Kimono Culture

Thursday, March 19, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

POSTPONED–DATE TBA

The Encorepreneur Cafe

1548 NE 15th Ave · Portland, OR

**Please note, this month we will start 30 minutes later than usual, at 6:30pm*

This Meetup is for anybody who wants to learn Japanese language and culture, practice English and Japanese conversation. The venue is shared office space with relaxed atmosphere. We would like to plan activities such as short Japanese lessons and cultural presentations utilizing a projector, screen, and audio system.

This month, we will invite kimono teacher, Rie Nakata. Kimono is different depending on when, where, and who wears; for example, for single woman, married woman, geisha, samurai, tea ceremonies. All the differences have reasons and meanings supported by history and tradition. We will learn kimono culture through Rie’s presentation and kimono quiz. We also have fun by trying tasuki-gake like Sen of Spirited Away!

All levels from beginners to Japanese natives are welcome. Lectures and presentations are in English.

6:30-6:40 Arrivals, Check-Ins
6:40-7:00 Short Japanese language lesson
Topic: Counting numbers
7:00-7:05 Self-introduction Time
7:05-7:30 Kimono Culture Presentation
7:30-7:40 Break
7:40-8:00 Kimono Quiz
8:00-8:10 Let’s try Tasuki-gake (like Sen of Spirited Away)
8:10-8:30 Kimono Q&A

Schedule is tentative. It may change according to participants’ requests and levels.

PAYMENT NOTE: The fee is sliding scale ($5 – $10), and you may pay using Paypal at: https://www.paypal.me/encorepreneurcafe in advance or pay in cash or card at the door. It will be used to rent the space and help to keep this meetup group going. We will provide coffee, tea, water, and snacks. Thank you!

*Participation is complimentary for volunteers of native Japanese speakers who lead the conversation and help Japanese study. We appreciate the donation.

** 今月は6時半開始です。ご注意ください。**

日本語を学びたい。英語の練習がしたい。日本語を教えたい。そんな交流と学習のためのMeetupです。どなたでもお越しください。会場は、落ち着いた雰囲気のシェアオフィススペースです。プロジェクターやスクリーン、マイクや音響設備を生かした短い日本語レッスンやカルチャー紹介などを組み込んだイベントです。

スケジュール
6:30-6:40 ご到着、受付
6:40-7:00 短い日本語レッスン
トピック:数字の数え方
7:00-7:05 自己紹介タイム
7:05-7:30 着物文化プレゼンテーション
7:30-7:40 休憩
7:40-8:00 着物クイズ
8:00-8:10 たすき掛けをやってみよう(「千と千尋の神隠し」の千尋のように)
8:10-8:30 Q&A

スケジュールは参加者の希望やレベルに合わせて変わる可能性があります。

※参加費:$5-$10を目安にSliding scaleでお願いしています。事前にPaypal: https://www.paypal.me/encorepreneurcafe
をご利用いただくか、当日現金またはカードでお願いします。会場費の確保とMeetupの運営を続けていくためにご理解をいただけますと幸いです。
※日本語の会話をリードし、学習を助けていただける日本語ネイティブスピーカーのボランティアの方は無料です。もちろん、ドネーションは歓迎です。

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