Language Center

Spring Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji Workshops

Hiragana and Katakana:
These mini-workshops allow beginning students of Japanese the opportunity to quickly and efficiently master the reading of the two Japanese syllabaries, hiragana and katakana. It is these two writing systems, in combination with the more complex kanji (ideograms which represent meaning), which constitute the written Japanese language. 

In this workshop, students will be guided through the fundamental concepts of kanji structure, bushu (radicals), on & kun readings and more. This workshop is a perfect introduction to kanji for students in Levels 1-4, as well as an excellent opportunity to revisit kanji fundamentals for students in Levels 5-9.

Workshop Descriptions and Registration Form: Hiragana and Katakana (PDF)

Workshop Description and Registration Form: Kanji (PDF)

Hiragana Workshop Wednesday, January 24 6–8 PM
Katakana Workshop Thursday, January 25 6:15–8:15 PM
Kanji Workshop Friday, January 26 6–8 PM
Class full; to be added to the waitlist please call 212-715-1269 or email

Members: $30
Non-members: $37 (Become a member) *

*To become a new Japan Society member (or to renew membership) and to register for a course online, please follow the link above to become a member first, and then click the register button to register for a course.

For more details, please email us at To register by phone with a credit card, please call (212) 715-1269.


These workshops are taught by Ms. Kazue Kurahara. Ms. Kurahara earned a BA from Hunter College and a MA in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language from NYU. She holds teaching certifications in both Japanese and English as a Second Language. She has taught Japanese at various institutions, including New York University, Hunter College, Pace University, and The New School. She is currently hosting Japan Society’s YouTube series "Uki Uki NihonGO! + Culture.”

Please Note

Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable (including for credit) for any reason after 12 pm, the business day before your class starts. All refunds are subject to a $5 service charge, including those requested by the deadline date. No partial registration or auditing is permitted. Please note that cancellations are accepted by phone or in person only. Cancellations via e-mail are not accepted.

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