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Monday Adult Classes – Spring 2016

Begin/Continue Learning Japanese This Year All classes are designed to fit the needs of busy adults like you 2016 SPRING SEMESTER:  If you missed orientation and registration Monday, January 11, 2016, it is not too late to enroll in a class. contact Mrs. Thomas for more details The first day of class – 2/1/2016    […]

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Youth Class – Register 1/30, First Class 2/6

IT IS NOT TOO LATE  to begin learning  Japanese Enroll for Spring Semester – Spring Youth classes Saturdays, February 6 through June 11, 2016 If you know some Japanese join a youth class. Registration on January 30th (9:00 am – 12:00 pm, upstairs in room 15 of annex classrooms off courtyard). Kinder classes – enroll […]

Announcements

Saturday Class Activity Calender Spring 2016

The calendar for spring semester is now available. PTC (parent) meetings, culture days, spring field trip, promotion and more can … [Read More...]

Monday Classes Potluck - January 2015

Monday Classes Potluck – January 25

Congratulations on a successful fall semester of Japanese. Celebrate your accomplishments Monday evening, starting at 6:00 pm at … [Read More...]

Oshōgatsu Potluck & Mochitsuki – January 9

お正月 の もちつき! Join us for Sakura Gakuen’s 2016 Oshōgatsu / New Year’s Potluck this Saturday, January 9. All youth and kinder … [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

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Christmas in Japan? Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus in Japan (and Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty etc). With only a about 1 percent of the Japanese population following the Christian faith, Christmas is still celebrated, though in a uniquely Japanese way. There is no Japanese word for “Merry Christmas.” People just say it […]

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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 […]

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 It’s Otsukimi, the Harvest Moon Festival, and this is the ideal setting in which to celebrate it.  While few Japanese are lucky enough to have tearooms, let alone a pond with a view to    the  east, this ancient festival is meant to celebrate the beauty of the moon, and the fall harvest.  At most homes, it’s […]