Virtual Nihongo Chat + J-Culture: Origami Gifts

December 16, 2020
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Language Center Event

Wednesday, December 16, 7—8:30 PM EST   Calculate your local time  

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 language exchange to practice your Japanese. After a short presentation by our J-Culture guest, we will move into breakout rooms grouped by level to chat. Levels include introductory, beginner, intermediate, and advanced. 日本に興味のある人たちや日本語を勉強中の人たちと気軽に会話を楽しみましょう。茶道のパフォーマンスを見学した後で、日本語、英語のレベル別にグループに分かれて語学交換を行います。日本人の方、英語を勉強中の方、ふるってご参加ください!

During this event, Sachiko Kogure will talk about her unique experience and thoughts around “origami”. She will share Japanese culture and sensibilities through the Japanese origami (folding paper) lifestyle. She will also show her most popular holiday origami gifts and will share her secret “how-to-upgrade your ordinary origami item to a one-of-a-kind holiday gift!” !” イベントでは、小暮幸子先生が、折り紙に纏わる面白い経験や考え方をお話しされます。折り紙を通して、日本文化の繊細さや生活様式について考えてみましょう。また、一番の人気作品である、折り紙のホリデーギフトを披露して頂きます。どのように普通の折り紙をホリデーギフトに仕上げるか教えて頂きましょう。

*Request from Sachiko Kogure – 小暮先生からのお願い
If you can, please make an origami to bring to the Nihongo Chat on December 16. Let’s enjoy showing each other our favorite origami, or even our first origami ever! もしお時間があれば、折り紙作品を作って12月16日の日本語チャットに持ってきてください。お互いに作品を披露して楽しみましょう!

(Try searching “origami” on YouTube for something you like, or to make an origami crane, see “Sachiko Kogure’s video Part Two” here: (折り紙の作り方はYoutubeで折り紙と検索してください。鶴を折りたい方は、ぜひYoutubeで“Sachiko Kogure’s video Part Two”をご覧ください。こちらからご覧になれます。

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: Origami (PDF)

About the Guest:
Sachiko Kogure has been making “Simple and beautiful origami” crafts in the Atlanta area in Georgia, USA. She has been participating with her origami works in JapanFest in Atlanta since 2012 as well as local craft shows. Her variety of origami centerpieces for tables in annual galas and events organized by Japan America Society of Georgia are loved by the guests every year. Being a language teacher (of French and of Japanese) in public and private schools and institutions for almost 20 years in the Atlanta area, she has occasions to teach origami to American students.

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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.


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  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020
  • 7:00 pm