Medaka No Gakko

Medaka No Gakko

Medaka no Gakko was established in 1980 by parents who were interested in having a summer school program that would teach children about their Japanese heritage and culture. Gakko has always relied on the participation of parents, grandparents and community members to work together to provide this experience for our children. Medaka no Gakko means “school of little fish.” It is named after a Japanese song whose lyrics ask “can you tell the difference between the teacher and the students?” The song answers, “no, because everyone’s having a good time.” Children who have completed kindergarten through seventh grade attend a two week program that runs from 8:30am to 11:30am at the Parlier Buddhist Church. Each day the students participate in Japanese language class, learn about Japanese customs, create projects that incorporate their family crest or mon, and learn about traditions such as obon, bonsai, and ikebana, listen to Japanese folk tales and enjoy delicious Japanese food for snack.

Registration for the summer session begins in November and closes at the end of December. The two week session is generally the second half of June.

For more information about Medaka no Gakko, please contact Kari Kozuki at kari@kozuki.com

 



Upcoming Events

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July
  2- Sangha Gathering
  1- Reedley Obon
  5- Obon Practice, 7pm
  8- Church Cleaning, Group 2
  8- Fresno Obon
  9- Sun Obon service/Monthly memorial service at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Matt Hamasaki
Following the service will be a lite luncheon of salads and desserts at the usual cost of $5.00. Please RSVP by Thurs. 29th, only if you are planning on attending
15- Fowler Obon
22- Parlier Obon

Announcements

Sangha Gatherings

85th Anniversary

Pictures from the Anniversary Luncheon are online.

Go to : www.NakamichiPhoto.com
Click on the Smugmug box at the left.
Select the Church anniversary box.

Others who took pictures are encouraged to upload theirs to this set so others can see them. Follow this link.... UPLOAD
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