Learning Japanese Etiquette with Minato LIBRA

On February 24, 2018, WaNavi Japan held its last workshop of the Lifeskills Workshop Series of the Minato-ku Libra Grant Project.

Many participants from around the world, including children, learned about Japanese etiquette from the WaNavi workshop, followed by a special session by Dr. Kiyomoto Ogasawara of the Ogasawara School of Etiquette and Archery and Mounted Archery. By learning how to walk, stand, sit, and eat the Ogasawara-way, participants were able to learn the teachings of the Samurai and how it evolved into etiquette.

A big thank- you to all our participants for coming to our workshop!! Some participants have come to all the 4 Lifeskills workshops, and we feel very lucky to have gotten to know them well! We would also like to thank Ms. Hubert of Minato LIBRA for her continuous support.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Kiyomoto Ogasawara for sharing the teachings of the Ogasawara-way to the international community.

We truly hope our Lifeskills workshop has empowered international residents to have a better understanding of life in Japan. We are pleased to announce that we have passed the Minato LIBRA grant again this year, so please look forward to another series of workshops starting in the fall!

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