EVENTS – September 2018

EVENTS Schedule for September 2018 is OUT~~~!!!!!!! 5 Amazing events in line! Click on the EVENTs to find out what’s waiting for you in the coming month!! EVENT #18 EVENT #19 September 02 September 09 EVENT #20 EVENT #21 September 23 September 30 SEPTEMBER SPECIAL EVENT!!! ART  CONTEST     Advertisements

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…

CHAT ROOM SERIES #1

Being the first installment of a series on getting into the intricacies of Japanese language and culture, this event focused on introducing first-timers to the language. Mr. Gaku Azumai very carefully planned and prepared the content for this chat room using PPT slides to facilitate understanding. Through mock conversations between Anonna and Gaku San, the…

Tanabata Song

TANABATA SONG 七夕さま Watch this video and sing along with us! Know more about the Tanabata festival by clicking here.     Click here to see how we celebrated the first ever Tanabata festival in Ahmedabad!  

EVENT #16

TANABATA: LET’S MAKE A WISH! 七夕:笹に願いを! For the first time ever, Tanabata was celebrated in Ahmedabad through the JCA Event on the 8th of July (though a day late…but then Japan is ahead of us in the time zone, so that compensates :p). A major component of this festival is adorning the bamboo plant with…

EVENT #15

TASTING JAPANESE TEA 日本茶を味わう Tea holds importance as a much-preferred beverage both in India and Japan. But how different are the Indian and Japanese varieties? Event #15 enabled participants to get an idea about the same by tasting and experiencing Japanese tea. Three kinds of tea were brewed for the audience using the sachets bought…