Virtual Nihongo Chat + J-Culture: Modern Shodo

October 29, 2020
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Language Center Event

Thursday, October 29, 7:30—9 PM EDT   Calculate your local time  

Event full; to be added to the waitlist, please click on the Waitlist link above.

PLEASE NOTE: This free event will be conducted online via Zoom. To participate fully, you will need access to a device with internet, microphone, and camera (such as a laptop, smartphone, or tablet). Please note that all times listed are New York time (ET/UTC-04:00). このオンライン語学交換会は「Zoom」というアプリを使って施行されます。事前にスマホ、ダブレット、パソコンのいずれかにアプリのダウンロードをお願い致します。

Join Japanese-language students and native Japanese speakers at this informal virtual gathering to practice Japanese and English! Anyone with some Japanese and English language experience is welcome to attend. 日本人の方、英語を勉強中の方、ふるってご参加ください!日本に興味のある人たちや日本語を勉強中の人たちと楽しく会話をしましょう。

For 30 minutes during our October 29th event, special guest Hiro-sensei will demonstrate modern calligraphy. Hiro-sensei transforms calligraphy into a variety of artwork through a theme of her own called “Impressive Calligraphy”, which is derived from the traditional culture called Shodo. Ranging from basic letters to avant-garde works, her expression covers various styles, comes from out of the box thinking, and carries strong messages. 10月29日のイベントでは、30分間、ヒロ先生による現代書道を見学します。ヒロ先生は、伝統的な書道を様々な芸術作品へと進化させ、基本的な文字から、前衛的な芸術作品まで、常識にとらわれない、メッセージ性のある様々な作品を制作されています。

After the presentation, we will move into breakout rooms grouped by level to chat. ヒロ先生の書道を見学した後で、レベル別にグループに分かれて語学交換を行います。

Admission: This is a free event, with advance RSVP required. 参加費無料。事前のお申し込みが必要です。

Further event details, including the Zoom link, will be sent the morning of the event. 

Questions? Please contact [email protected] or (212) 715-1269 or (212) 715-1293.

Virtual Nihongo Chat + J-Culture: Modern Shodo Flyer (PDF)

Upcoming Nihongo Chat + J-Culture dates (subject to change):

  • Monday, November 23: Samurai Tea Ceremony
  • Wednesday, December 16: Origami

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The Nihongo Chat + J-Culture series is presented in partnership with New York University, Hunter College, LaGuardia Community College, and Baruch College. This program is generously supported by The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.


Support for Japan Society’s Language Center is provided, in part, by The New York Community Trust.

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020
  • 7:30 pm