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Who We Are & What We Do

Our Story

At CHA-AMI Japanese Cultural Center, our mission is to bring together people of all ages and cultures for the purpose of learning and experiencing the Japanese culture. We promote an inclusive and diverse environment, where people can come together and share their stories and experiences. We want to foster meaningful connections between people and strive to make learning and understanding the Japanese culture accessible and enjoyable. Through our workshops and events, we hope to provide an environment where people can have fun and learn something new or improve their crafting skills.

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  • Okonomiyaki
    Okonomiyaki
    Sat, Jul 20
    Studio TimeOut
    Jul 20, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Studio TimeOut, 6001 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA
    Have you had iconic Japanese food, "OKONOMIYAKI"?? Come and learn about Japanese food, culture and nutrition through our "Wa-Sho" series and cooking classes!
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  • Japanese Calligraphy - 習字
    Japanese Calligraphy - 習字
    Sat, Apr 20
    Lauderdale
    Apr 20, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Lauderdale, 2417 Larpenteur Ave W, Lauderdale, MN 55113, USA
    Do you want to know how to write your name in Japanese? Or do you have a favorite word? Learn how to write with Japanese Calligraphy.
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  • We need your help!
    We need your help!
    Sat, Mar 02
    Lauderdale
    Mar 02, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Lauderdale, 2417 Larpenteur Ave W, Lauderdale, MN 55113, USA
    We need help with registering books into our new library system. We will also celebrate Hinamatsuri, Girl's Day / Doll Festival.
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  • 節分 Setsubun
    節分 Setsubun
    Sat, Feb 03
    Lauderdale
    Feb 03, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Lauderdale, 2417 Larpenteur Ave W, Lauderdale, MN 55113, USA
    Setsubun ( 節分) is the day before the beginning of spring in the old calendar in Japan.
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  • 書初め - New Year's Calligraphy
    書初め - New Year's Calligraphy
    Sat, Jan 06
    2417 Larpenteur Ave W, Lauderdale, MN 55113, USA
    Jan 06, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    2417 Larpenteur Ave W, Lauderdale, MN 55113, USA
    In Japan, there's a tradition of writing New Year's resolutions or prayers with a brush and ink, called Kakizome.
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  • New Year Decoration Workshop
    New Year Decoration Workshop
    Sat, Dec 09
    Korean Service Center
    Dec 09, 2023, 2:00 PM – Dec 10, 2023, 4:00 PM
    Korean Service Center, 2417 Larpenteur Ave W, Lauderdale, MN 55113, USA
    New Year Decoration Workshop
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Team

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Founder

Shizuka Durgins

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