Monthly Archives: December 2011

Tohkon Judo Academy Kagami-Biraki

Our hosts, the Tohkon Judo Academy, will be holding their annual Kagami-Biraki celebration on Saturday, January 14 at the Japanese American Service Committee.  Festivities will include mochitsuki (traditional rice pounding ceremony), a traditional Tenrikyo purification service by Rev. Oki and … Continue reading

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Japanese New Year’s Celebrations in Chicago

Those looking for alternatives for New Year’s this year may want to check out some local celebrations of Japanese traditions. New Year’s Eve Service at the Midwest Buddhist Temple (435 West Menomonee Street, Chicago, IL) Saturday, December 31 starting at … Continue reading

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♪Happy(。´_●`)ノ┌iiii┐ヾ(´○_`*)Birthday♪ – YUKI

December 18th we held a successful surprise party in honor of Yuki Hara’s birthday. Successful in that Yuki didn’t find out about it and successful in that everyone had a good time. Wendy Whited Sensei from Inaka Dojo in Beecher … Continue reading

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Dwight Sora in “The Ghost Is Here”

Chicago Aikido Club member Dwight Sora will be appearing onstage in Vitalist Theatre’s production of The Ghost is Here by Japanese author and playwright Kobo Abe. Kobo Abe’s rarely-produced 1957 epic play examines the impact of war upon a culture … Continue reading

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Wendy Whited Sensei – Dec 18 (UPDATE)

The class to be taught by Wendy Whited Sensei on Sunday, December 18 will begin at 12:30 PM instead of 11:30 AM as originally announced. Our apologies, but there was a miscommunication  with our host institution (Tohkon Judo Academy) regarding a judo … Continue reading

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Wendy Whited Sensei – Dec 18th

Dust off a few pounds before you put them back on over the Holidays. Wendy Whited Sensei of Inaka Dojo is leading Sunday 11:30am-1:00pm class on the December 18th. After class we are having an informal gathering with food, potluck … Continue reading

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