Cool Nihongo at the Japanese Friendship Garden (Phoenix)

Phoenix Japanese
June 1, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

About this event

Language and cultural learning at the Japanese Friendship Garden from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on First Fridays in Phoenix from November - June. This is a recurring event.

From the website (I translated the Japanese the best that I could find, corrections welcome!):


Cool Nihongo

Enjoy learning Language and Culture

Date: Friday, Nov. 3, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 2,

Apr. 6, May 4 and June 1

Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m

Fee: $10 (On First Friday) per each class

Organizer: Keiko Conn

Join us in our authentic Japanese Garden for the opportunity to meet and mingle with other Japanese language and culture enthusiasts.

There will be a variety of fun topics to learn and practice your knowledge in a relaxed friendly setting.

This is our first year offering "Cool Nihongo". We encourage this group to be a mix of culture enthusiasts, language learners, and native speakers. If you are interested in Japanese culture or language and want to meet others who are as well, join us!

We look forward to meeting you!


November 3: Aisatsu (あいさつ)[Greetings]

January 5: Shinnen (新年) or Oshogatsu(正月)[New Year / New Year's Day]

February 2: Setsubun (節分) [End of Winter Holiday]

March 2: Ohanami (お花見). Yomatsuri (夜祭り) [Cherry Blossom Viewing / Night Festival]

April 6: Obento (お弁当) Ryoko (旅行)[Bento / Traveling]

May 4: Kodomono-hi (子供の日) Hahano-hi (母の日) [Children's Day / Mother's Day]

June 1: Tanabata (七夕まつり) Obon (お盆) [Tanabata Festival / Lantern Festival]


Photo Credits:

"Main Pond" by By ktr101 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

"Pine Tree" by Wars - The image was personally taken and modified by me in December 2007., CC BY 3.0,

June 1, 2018
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
216 W. Portland st
Phoenix, 85006


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