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Speech Contest – March 18

Continuing the annual tradition – Sakura Gakuen Saturday students will demonstrate their language skills with a speech contest on Saturday March 19. Due to the Boy Scouts using the kaikan that day, the event will be held in the Hondo. All enrolled families are encouraged to attend this event even if your student is not […]

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Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎) -detail of great wave off Kanagawa

2017 Monday Adult Classes

Monday Classes for Adults All classes are designed to fit the needs of busy adults like you 2017 Spring SEMESTER:   1/30/2017 – 6/5/2017 It's not too late to register! Beginning to Advanced classes available.  Click HERE for more information

Announcements

Why Learn Japanese

Enjoy this new presentation on the many benefits of learning Japanese, courtesy of the Japan Foundation of Los Angeles. See links … [Read More...]

Harmony and History

The Saturday classes were visited by Reverend Bob Oshita and Gordon Nitta (Church Board of Trustees President) this first wet … [Read More...]

SG Shop — Buy your T-shirt today!

Everybody's got one — do you? Order your very own super stylish, wickedly epic, modern black Sakura Gakuen T-shirt at the new school store. There's other stuff here, too, like tote bags, sweatshirts & aprons. Check it out! Read more...


 

About Japanese Culture

Walnut Grove Bazaar 2014

The humidity of a Japanese summer is broken by seasonal foods, excursions to the mountains and beaches and summer festivals. The principal summer event is OBON, an honoring of the spirits of the dead. Obon usually takes place between July-August. It is a time that many Japanese return to their hometowns and visit their families […]

March 3 is Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival or Girls’ Festival), when people celebrate the happiness and health of daughters. Families with young girls mark this day by setting up a display of dolls in their homes. They set out offerings of rice crackers and other food for the dolls. The dolls wear costumes of the […]

Christmas in Japan? Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus in Japan (and Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty etc). With only a about 1 percent of the Japanese population following the Christian faith, Christmas is still celebrated, though in a uniquely Japanese way. There is no Japanese word for “Merry Christmas.” People just say it […]