Japanese Cultural Club
Overview of the Japanese Cultural Club
We’re a fun-loving and chill group of people who enjoy learning about the unique culture of Japan.
Sessions usually cover learning about simple Japanese art (E.g: Origami), traditional games (E.g: Shiritori) and traditional practices.(E.g: Tanabata).
Generally, the executive committee tries to make the sessions a time where people can express their interest in this culture in an open and non-judgemental environment. We try to make sessions laugh-filled and educational as well.
Is there something about your CCA you and your fellow members think most people are unaware of that you feel needs to be shared to them?
We aren’t all weeaboos (We don’t encourage that behavior ^^lll) and we don’t actually screen that much anime.
How often do you have your trainings?
Once a week. Fridays 4.30pm to 5.30pm (Or whenever you feel like going home)
Any additional information to take note of?
Come with an open mind and heart 🙂
More about the Japanese Cultural Club
Why did you choose to join this CCA?
I had an interest in Japanese Culture, but what really sold me was the warm and family-like environment that the club had. I felt that “this is a place I can come at the end of the school week to just relax and de-stress”, and I was proven right!
What would you consider to be the highlight of your CCA journey thus far?
Definitely our participation in the Tea Ceremony hosted by the NUS Sado Club. It was truly a unique and educational experience. I felt honoured to attend such a rare ceremony (they’re rare even in Japan) and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Noteworthy CCA milestones in the past year:
We have managed to form an informal partnership with Pioneer Junior College, Hwa Chong Institution and Innova Junior College and look forward to networking and sharing more resources with them!
What about the CCA culture? What’s it like?
It’s very relaxed and open minded. We are really flexible and friendly in general. We’re also really open to non-members participating in our activities.
In a Nutshell
To the incoming batch of juniors who will be busy pondering over the issue of CCA selection, what words would you give to those who may be keen on entering your CCA family?
Just be yourself. We welcome everyone. 🙂
Maisie Loy, 17S34