EVENT #24

On 25th November, JCA is hosting a Furoshiki Workshop, lead by our very own member, Suyash Pasi. Furoshiki is the art of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth, used to transport clothes, gifts and other such items. The practice dates back as far as the Nara period in Japan. The name literally means ‘bath spread’, derived from…

EVENT #23

Meet My Friend IVA!  JCA交流会 Join us this Sunday for a once in a lifetime event! My friend and fellow Japanese Language Teacher, Ivelina, will be in India on November 4, 2018. She is coming all the way from Bulgaria (Europe) to meet everyone!(not really though…). We met in Japan during our training last year…

Shodo Workshop

Shodou or Shodo is a Japanese art of calligraphy that is created with a brush, conventionally made of bamboo, but now even plastic brushes are used. It’s a highly stylised art form that evolved at temples, and has been greatly influenced by Buddhism. A workshop was conducted by the founder and president of JCA, Anonna….

EVENT #22 : Movie Screening

  This Sunday, the film ‘5 Centimeters Per Second‘ directed by Makoto Shinkai, who is hailed as the next Miyazaki, will be screened. (Note: This event is open for all) Synopsis: Takaki Toono and Akari Shinohara, two very close friends and classmates, are torn apart when Akari’s family is transferred to another region of Japan due…

漢字発見!#7

三鷹の森 みたかのもり   三鷹(みたか)is the name of a city in the Tokyo Metropolis. 三鷹の森 is often referred to the Inokashira Park in Mitaka, where the Ghibli Musuem is located. Do you know about the Ghibli Studio? If you don’t, check out its official website here. 「三」is THREE. Simple right? Just count the strokes and you…

SPECIAL EVENT #1

ART CONTEST 絵画・アート|コンテスト The JCA introduces a monthly special event and this time it is an Art Contest! The theme of the contest is ‘Aki・秋’, i.e. autumn, since September marks the onset of autumn in Japan. You may use any medium – traditional or digital, and mail your entries to the JCA email id –…

EVENT #21

Movie Screening スクリーニング A lot can be learnt about a country’s culture by watching movies which are great mediums. Get to know about yet another aspect of Japanese culture through an Oscar winning movie! ART CONTEST RESULTS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON THIS DAY. Date –  September 30, 2018 (Sunday) Time – 10:00 am to 11:45 am Venue – JCA…

EVENT #20

EXPERIENCING SHODO  書道を習おう Shodou is the Japanese art of calligraphy and is a well revered art form. It has rules which need to be abided by while also keeping room for the calligrapher’s expression. It requires specific tools, some of the basic ones being a calligraphy brush (Fude・筆), an ink-stick (Sumi・墨 ), an ink-stone (Suzuri・硯)…

EVENT #19

TRY YOUR HAND AT JAPANESE CARD GAMES! みんなで遊べるトランプゲーム Cards first came to Japan via the Portuguese travellers and since then, the Japanese have improvised to create their own version of cards and card games. The popularly known kinds of cards are the Hanafuda (花札), Menko (面子) and Karuta (かるた). Various games can be played using…

EVENT #18

ORIGAMI WORKSHOP 折り紙 ワークショップ Japanese culture has for long been associated with Origami (折り紙). Myths and legends also revolve around this art such as the belief that making one thousand origami cranes in one year would make a wish come true. Origami figures also used to be a part of religious ceremonies and have evolved…