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It is not too late to learn Japanese

Adult Monday Classes have begun and enrollment is still open. You are welcome to join an ongoing class. Bring your completed registration form and tuition payment to class. See the schedule for class times. Youth classes on Saturday are still open for enrollment. School has just started. Join us now and begin to learn Japanese. […]

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Fall Semester Starts

Saturday, September 6 – youth classes begin Monday, September 8 – adult classes begin Registration for youth classes – 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Youth classes – 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration for adult Monday classes – in person at class Monday classes – 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


2014-2015 School Year

The new school year will start on Saturday, September 6, 2014 for youth classes. Adult classes begin on Monday, September 8, … [Read More...]

Sakura Gakuen’s 85th Graduation

Saturday June 7th the youth school celebrated the 96th promotion and the 85th Graduation in William Land Park. A nice breeze kept … [Read More...]

Monday Classes end of year party – June 9

The end of semester potluck will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 9th for all Monday class students. Entertainment will include … [Read More...]

SG Shop — Buy your T-shirt today!

Everybody's got one — do you? Order your very own super stylish, wickedly epic, modern black Sakura Gakuen T-shirt at the new school store. There's other stuff here, too, like tote bags, sweatshirts & aprons. Check it out! Read more...


About Japanese Culture

The humidity of a Japanese summer is broken by seasonal foods, excursions to the mountains and beaches and summer festivals. The principal summer event is OBON, an honoring of the spirits of the dead. Obon usually takes place between July-August. It is a time that many Japanese return to their hometowns and visit their families […]

Sun and clouds embrace Fuji-san

      Celebrating the new year in Japan also means paying special attention to the first time something is done in the new year.       Hatsu-hinode (初日の出)is the first sunrise of the year.  Before sunrise on January 1, people often drive to the coast or climb a mountain so that they can see the first sunrise of […]


SHIWASU is a Japanese work for December which literally means “teachers run around”.  This word reflects the busiest month of the year.  During December, BOUNENKAI (forget-the-year-party) are held among co-workers or friends in Japan.  It’s a Japanese custom to send OSEIBO (end-of-year gifts) around this time of the year.  Also, it’s customary to write and mail NENGAJOU (New Year’s postcards) […]