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October 2011

Piano, Children and Happiness

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Andante Piano Studio is one of the most popular classes at Khaju Art Space. Instructor Keiko is an original member of Khaju since 1997, opening year.

Keiko and her students hold class concert once two years. And today was their 7th concert day at Nikaido Gagusha.

Almost all Keiko's students have been in this class for a long time, small students glow up here, no students quit. (It's the best medal for all teaching pros, isn't it?)

I'm always looking forward to this concert and enjoy to help with making the flower arrangement on the stage, and narration at backstage.

They don't only play the piano but also sing together, play the handbells together with the audience. Keiko is a super stage director, indeed. Last one week there was full of high-tensioned air in the piano room and many students were far from perfect playing..."Are they all right?!"...I always worry...
However, as all the students inherit their teacher Keiko's quality, they perform best when they are on the spot! Unbelievable!

For children, such kind of stage experience must be a great life treasure. They were so shiny, beaming with happiness! I love to see this. Keiko, Otsukaresama.

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Kamakura Roji Festa in Autumn

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Kamakura Roji festa committee is going to hold a small pre-event for our spring festival next spring

Exhibit, performance, foods & drinks...!

Nov. 6 (sun) & 7(Mon) 10:00 - 17:00 more info→click!

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Kamakura Tea Time Report


It was another nice autumn day yesterday. "The 1st Kamakura Tea Time" was held in warm and gentle breezing at Khaju.

The organizer Mr. Yahara brought some different kinds of high qualified coffee beans from South American countries and served in a very professional way.

One of the guests was from Nasu, Tochigi prefecture! Thank you so much!
All the guests who belonged to different life-back ground were wrapped softly by coffee aroma and a sense of unity developed among us beyond any differences.

See you next time!

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Knit Cafe October

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◆Knit Cafe October  October 30th. 13:30 -

Makiko's studio in Khaju Art space holds a small comfortable tea party with knitting every 4th Sunday.
attention! This month we hold it on 5th Sunday 30th!!

Everybody who likes knitting is welcome including beginners.
Don't hesitate to join us!

You can buy beautiful hand-dyed yarns here at very reasonable price.

◆1000 yen for entrance fee (+drinks and sweets)
◆Bring your own knitting tools if you have.
◆Inquiry : 0467-23-3663 or mail us

This month we are also going to joinThink Of JAPAN Whille Kniting Kansai's activity, again.

When you click the project name, you will see the detailed information including draft of the motif design and Youtube movies of how to crochet.

Let's get together to join this project on 30th at Khaju!

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The 2nd Kamakura Tea Time


Kamakura Tea Time〜Get together to talk with hot cofee〜

The opening session :Nov.13 (Sun) 13:00~16:00

Khaju Art Spcace
57-1Nikaido Kamakura

Kamakura Tea Time

It's a very easy and comfortable project for everybody to get together for making a good time with a cup of coffee. There are no difficult rules,themes or purposes. Please join us with easy/open/flexible mind and let's make up joyful brain-storming. The keyword of this time is "Record sound". As we prepare a record player, please bring your best record!

【Entrance fee】¥500

【Belongings】Curiosity and your favorite coffee cup

After this,

The 3rd:Dec.11th(Sun) 13:00~16:00

【Introduction of the organizer】Yhara Tadahiko


Spent his childhood until graduation from high shool in Sanin area and lived in Yokohama since his college time. Now lives in Kamakura.

Majored history of European economy, especially modernization theory and civil society theory, besides Russian literature, Japanese literature, and philosophy.

Worked in a thinktank, taught management consultantion, corporate in‐service training, marketing, strategic management and organizational management for change and Innovation at two colleges.

"Kamakura Tea Time" is based on his life experience and theory like "meeting people always gives us many things to make our life rich".

mail here

HP→Kamakura Tea Time

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Emoticons, this or that

When I get e-mails from Wester friends, I always wonder why they draw(write?) emoticons in 90-degree turned like this : -).

It's inconvenient to see, isn't it?

Is there any particular reason?

We Japanese usually draw emoticons and other letters at the same angle. And probably Japanese create the most unique emoticons.


(^_^) (^ o ^)...smile

(^_~)... wink

(T_T)... weeping

(_ _;)... cold sweating

( * _*;)... puzzled

m(_ _)m ... I'm sorry, or please

(^ ^)ゞ... embarrassed

( ;∀;)... weeping, crying

・゚・(。>Д<。)・゚・ ...crying

(*`ェ´*)... angry

v_v。)ノ)) ... I miss you, or good bye

ヾ(-ω-;) ... give me a break, or wait a minute

Do you have any particular emoticons in your area?

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