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

 



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Upcoming Events

November

11-4   : BWA Yard sale, 8am to 11am
11-5   : Sangha Gathering
11-11 : Church Cleaning Group 3
11-11 : Q and A with Rev and Patti Oshita
11-12 : Eshinni/Monthly Service

Eshinni, Kakushinni/ Monthly memorial service will be Sunday, November 12th at 10:00 a.m. Guest speaker for the service will be Reverend Patti Oshita. Luncheon to follow, headed by Carol and Henry Guerra. The menu will be chicken, rice, broccoli, soup & dessert. The usual cost will be $5.00 for lunch. So, no tofu festival this year. Please RSVP either yes or no, and how many will be attending the luncheon by this Friday Nov. 3rd. Also, Saturday Nov.11th, the day before the service, is Q&A with Rev. Bob Oshita @ 4pm. Thanks, everyone.
Charlene Miyakawa

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