Join the Best Living Japan Team! Teaching Artists Needed

Teaching Artist Open Call

Join the Best Living Japan Team! Teaching Artists Needed – We are hiring for Autumn 2021! Are you a Kanto-based teaching artist looking to impart your creative knowledge to a captivating audience? If so, we’d love to chat! Teaching positions from Autumn 2021 are now closed, however, if you are …

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Washi Egg Class – Sat, March 27th (9:30-12:00)

Japanese crafts

Join us to make and take some beautiful washi eggs that you will cherish for years. All classes are at the Best Living Japan Studio in Minami Azabu, Minato-ku. COVID precautions are taken: temperature taken at entry, masks mandatory, and students socially distanced. Kids over age 7 with parents are …

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Innenwald Workshop: Sakura Senses (March 17 & 24, 2021)

Innenwald Workshop: Sakura Senses

The Tokyo Art Studio’s – Spring Healing Exibiton’s participating artist Sonja Kanno will teach an Innenwald Workshop: Sakura Senses.  Join us for an intuitive painting workshop inspired by the Japanese concept of Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing). Artist Sonja Kanno will guide participants through an indoor creative exercise using soft pink and …

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Textile Embellishment Workshop | Wed, May 12, 2021

Textile Embellishment Workshop

Join our Textile Embellishment Workshop that fuses together Japanese and Western visual mending techniques that bring new life to old textiles! Do you have a pair of denim or your favorite blouse that needs fixing? Then, this is the class for you. In addition to learning the 5 universal embroidery …

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Make Plastic Food Samples (Kappabashi, Asakusa)

Have you ever wondered how to make plastic food samples? You can enjoy making food samples the old fashion way with wax at Ganso Sample in Kappabashi, Tokyo (aka Kitchen Town located near Asakusa). Kappabashi is the main restaurant and kitchen supplies neighbourhood in Tokyo with over 150 stores supply …

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Japanese Cooking Classes -Spring 2021

Best Living Survival Japanese Home Cooking Classes

Always one of our most popular course offerings – Japanese cooking classes. Join a Best Living  Japanese cooking lesson to learn traditional Japanese home-style cooking.  You will also learn what is sold at a local supermarket, and how to select and buy the best ingredients for family cooking. After attending a …

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Tokyo Japanese Indigo Dyeing Classes

Join us for a Tokyo Japanese Indigo Dyeing Classes this 2021 Spring.  Itajime Shibori with Aizome is a traditional handicraft using a shape-resist technique to produce patterns on the fabric.  In this session, each student will make a 1.2m x .5m linen piece which can be used as a table …

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Japanese Decorative Fisherman Baskets Class

Japanese ikkanbari class Best Living Japan Studio

Join us for a Tokyo Japanese Decorative Fisherman Baskets Class this 2021 Spring. Learn a new art & craft that you can enjoy as a new skill. Ikkanbari is a traditional handicraft in the Kagawa Prefecture where taking old and worn-out items (especially damaged baskets) and making them new and …

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Kintsugi Classes in Tokyo

Tokyo Kintsugi Classes

Best Living Japan offers Kintsugi Classes in central Tokyo (Minami Azabu). Join one of our Kintsugi classes to learn how to make broken into reborn masterpieces. In each class, you will learn the basics of kintsugi and how to make simple repairs. You will cherish the piece you complete. If …

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DIY Japan Stamp Book Workshop | Wed, April 28, 2021

DIY Japan Stamp Book Workshop

Join our DIY Japan Stamp Book workshop to capture your memories when traveling around Japan! Cute stamps are all over Japan; in train stations, temples, shrines, and more! Make your own stamp book for yourself or children to capture your Japan memories. Temple worshippers enjoy carrying their goshuincho (御朱印帳) or …

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5 Great Apps for Beginner Japanese Learners

Are you a beginner Japanese learner or know someone who is? Well, here is a list of 5 great apps for beginner Japanese learners curated by BestLivingJapan. When I started learning Japanese over 25 years ago, it was paper and pen, and my Sony Walkman with cassette. Now we all …

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Best Living Japan Tokyo Study Pod Program, Minami Azabu

Tokyo Study Pods, Best Living Japan

Best Living Japan is offering a safe and motivational space for remote study support for elementary students in Tokyo for the fall of 2020 (now  – Dec 11, 2020). Best Living Japan is located in Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo. If your child is in grades 2nd – 5th and attending …

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2020 Japan Summer Programs

Summer Programs in Japan

Summer has arrived, and if you are staying in Japan with the kids, you will be happy to know some 2020 Japan summer programs are running to keep your kids engaged and provide you with a break! Step by step, we are getting back to life post COVID. From ocean …

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Top 2020 Ski / Snowboard Day Trips from Tokyo

Here are our Top Recommended 2020 Ski / Snowboard Day Trips from Tokyo. Great for families, offers lessons for kids and easily accessible. We will be adding more in the coming weeks. Do you have one to add? Please let us know in the comments section below. * Please check …

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Tokyo International Schools’ Calendars – Winter/Spring 2020

Top Tokyo International School Calendars

We have gathered some of the top Tokyo International Schools’ Calendars for Winter 2020 (January to July 2020) in an attempt to help simplify planning. We often hear from other parents and organizers of community events that all the international schools’ schedules being different causes may headaches. Hoping readers find …

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GALA Yuzawa Resort, Niigata – Ski & Snowboard Lessons from Age 4

GALA Yuzawa Snow Resort is one of the most convenient snow resorts to visit with little ones outside Tokyo. It`s a 75-min shinkansen ride (Max-Tanigawa or the Tanigawa) from Tokyo station and the train drops you off right inside the base of the GALA Yuzawa Resort making it ultra convenient if traveling with small …

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