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Word of the month:

Kadomatsu(かどまつ)

In Japan, as soon as Christmas Day is over, Christmas trees are quickly replaced with 門松 kadomatsu ( Picture on the right). Kadomatsu is a seasonal ornament to welcome gods to our homes and businesses and can be seen only around this season of the year. Usually a set of kadomatsu are placed outside on both sides of the entrance gate so that the gods can find our places. The size of Kadomatsu varies. Large ones are over 6 feet tall. Traditionally, the arrangement has three sets of bamboo, pine needles, plum branches, and nandina berries. Each material used is considered to bring luck and prosperity. read more

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will temporarily suspend all our lessons held at libraries until they reopen. Adult students may choose an online lesson with their teacher's consent.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Winter Course  Schedule
Intermediate 4  Online Class: 
Starting: January 5th, 2021 Tuesdays at 2:00 pm EST
12 weeks, 90 minutes.
App: Zoom
Textbook: Genki2

 
Pre-Intermediate 1 Online Class:  
Starting: January 18th, 2021Mondays at 7:00 pm EST
12 weeks, 120 minutes.
App: Zoom
Textbook: Genki1
Pre-Intermediate 3 Online Class:  
Starting: January 26th, 2021 Tuesdays at 7:00 pm EST
12 weeks, 120 minutes.
App: Zoom
Textbook: Genki1
Private Lessons :
Private lessons are still available online. We offer lessons through FaceTime, Zoom, or Google Meet.
Please contact us for availability and details of the courses.

What does sasuga mean? 

If you were to look up the word sasuga in the dictionary, it would say "That's great!" Sasuga in Japanese has more than that in its nuance. It is close to the English phrase, "It's so you!" or "No one does it like you!" When a Japanese person praises another person, "Sasuga!" is often said, and when it is written, often followed by an exclamation point (!)

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