JASGC Cultural Workshops
Welcome to the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati’s Japanese Cultural Workshops page. Immerse yourself in the beauty and traditions of Japan through our diverse workshops. Whether you’re a beginner or have some prior knowledge, these workshops offer a unique opportunity to learn from experienced instructors and engage with the rich heritage of Japan. Contact Anne Golden for details and questions.
Shodo – Japanese Calligraphy
In our Shodo workshops, you will explore the art of Japanese calligraphy. From mastering brushstrokes to learning artistic techniques, the instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of this timeless and beautiful art form.
Chanoyu — The Japanese Tea Ceremony
Experience the tranquility of Chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony. Through an introductory lecture, watch a demonstration, and enjoy a bowl of matcha (green powder tea) with traditional Japanese confections, you’ll immerse yourself in the meditative practice of the Way of Tea. Let each methodical step soothe your mind and transport you to a place of serenity.
Ikebana — Japanese Flower Arrangement
Immerse yourself in the ancient art of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Each workshop introduces you to a different style of flower arrangement, exploring the natural beauty of flower materials and emphasizing minimalism and harmony. The program includes an introduction to Ikebana history, demonstrations of basic and freestyle Ikebana, as well as an overview of Ikebana tools and their use.
Kamishibai – Japanese Paper Theatre
Join us for an enchanting exploration of Kamishibai, the traditional Japanese paper theater. Immerse yourself in the magic of this unique art form that combines captivating storytelling with stunning visuals. In this workshop, you’ll discover the rich history and cultural significance of Kamishibai, as well as its modern-day applications for education and entertainment. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to delve into the colorful world of Japanese storytelling.
Origami – Japanese Paper Folding
Discover the enchanting world of origami, the captivating Japanese art of paper folding! Origami provides more than just a creative outlet; it fosters patience, concentration, and a sense of inner calm. As you fold and sculpt, you’ll experience a serene state of mind, fully immersed in the present moment.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced folder, our Japanese Cultural Workshop promises an unforgettable experience filled with joy and discovery. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with the exquisite artistry of origami and connect with the essence of Japanese culture.
To enhance your learning experience, we provide additional resources for each workshop. These may include materials, handouts, and online resources that will support your continued exploration of Japanese culture and traditions.
Join us for these captivating workshops and embark on a cultural journey that will deepen your understanding and appreciation of Japan.