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FREE family friendly cultural event

For Immediate Release Contact: Jennifer Swanson, President
SJA (Study Japanese in Arlington)
Phone: 703-304-2213
Email: [email protected]

October 15, 2022
Arlington, VA

FREE family friendly cultural event

Study Japanese in Arlington and Omotesenke Domonkai Eastern Region, with support from First Presbyterian Church, Arlington is proud to present an authentic one-of-a-kind Japanese tea ceremony experience in the heart of Arlington on Sunday, October 23, 2022, 2-5pm. (3 seatings: 2:30, 3. 3:30pm)

Guests will be able to participate in the tea ceremony as a guest, eat a Japanese sweet and enjoy a real bowl of ceremonial matcha. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent and every person (adult and child) must be signed up. If you prefer to observe and not drink tea, please register for a standing ticket. Please only sign up for one slot to give others the chance to drink tea. Parking is free and available anywhere in the church parking lot, enter by the back door from the parking lot on the left. Registration is available on our website.

Mrs. Uchiyama, a master kimono dressing teacher, will be dressing children and adults in kimono. She has the kimono and photographer; guests only need to register. There is a reduced fee for this. Register here:

Save Japanese in Arlington (SJA) organized in May 2018, after the Arlington Public School System (APS) announced the end the Japanese language program. SJA launched a student-led grassroots campaign, organizing a petition, and making an appeal at the school board meeting. The Japanese program was reinstated at all high schools in the county that school year and the number of students studying Japanese continues to increase. In September 2018, SJA, now with a new name, Study Japanese in Arlington, became a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. We create free Japanese language and cultural opportunities for residents of the DC area.

Note: By attending this event, you agree that any photo of you may be used in future marketing materials for SJA.

See our website for more information about SJA’s programs and events.

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