Virtual Nihongo Chat + J-Culture: Samurai Tea Ceremony

November 23, 2020
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Language Center Event

Monday, November 23, 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!

This month’s guest is Yoshitsugu Nagano, a Japanese Tea Master with a certificate of “Professor of Japanese Tea Ceremony” in Buke Sado Ueda Soka Ryu, a style of tea ceremony. He mastered Buke Sado Ueda Soka Ryu which has over 400 years history in Hiroshima and has also made his own originally modern tea ceremony style. He has been based in New York since 2019. His highlights of Tea Ceremonies include a commemorative project for the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (2015) and White Scape – Winter Tea Ceremony in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima (2017).

長野佳嗣 茶道家
武家茶道上田宗箇流正教授 。広島で400年続く武家茶道を習得する一方で、茶の湯に現代的な感性や表現を取り入れたスタイルを確立。2019年からはニューヨークを拠点に活動している。主な茶会に広島被爆70周年記念事業 平和記念公園茶会(2015年)、White Scape 茶会(2017年)など。

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: Samurai Tea Ceremony (PDF)

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

  • 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.

  • Monday, November 23, 2020
  • 7:00 pm