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NeedsArch 14: Free Ikebana Workshop and Group Interview

posted Jun 5, 2017, 7:46 PM by INFO ICT   [ updated Jul 4, 2017, 4:43 AM ]

NeedsArch 14:
Free Ikebana Workshop and Group Interview

on Saturday, July 8 | Jiyugaoka, Otaku, Tokyo


<IKEBANA>
this traditional Japanese flower arrangement expresses Japanese aesthetic,
which is different from that of the Occident
You can enjoy yourselves by learning flower arrangements
for Japanese festivals and annual events

  

 


- Highlights of the workshop -

・Workshop is held in English
・There are chances to communicate with Japanese learners at the same lessons
・If you enroll SFC's regular course, you can be qualified as a teacher recognized
by SFC at the end of course
・Children over 6 can also join

 
  Purpose of the event:

  To hear your opinion and suggestion for how we spread "Ikebana" to foreign nationals (to the world).
  Your opinion will be utilized to plan a new Ikebana workshop in order to further enhance foreign tourists' 
  attracting of Japanese culture which add more values & attractiveness to their visit.

  Type of Studies: Group Interview (light: 30 mins after workshop)

  Dates: 11:30AM~1:30PM, Saturday, July 8th

  Application: HERE by July 1

  Place: Jiyugaoka Bunkakyoushitu (自由が丘文化教室) | MAP

  Address: 7-8-4, Okusawa, Setagata-ku, Tokyo (東京都世田谷区奥沢7-8-4)
  Access: 4min-walk from Jiyugaoka station "自由が丘" (Tokyu Toyoko line)
  or 3min-walk from Kuhonbutu station "九品仏" (Tokyu Oimachi line)

  Meeting Place and time: 11:20AM, Assemble at Jiyugaoka Bunkakyoushitu (自由が丘文化教室)

  !!! WHAT YOU GET !!!
  
  1. FREE Ikebana Workshop
  2. Tea and snacks
  3. Special gift


  *Tickets for this Ikebana Workshop value 4,680yen/per person

 
  No. of participants: 5 (Any Non-Japanese members)
  *after 5th person to register will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you if there are any cancellations

 

- Ikebana Instructor - 

Seika Ata | 阿多 星花 (あた せいか)  
 
 

Instructor of IKEBANA:Japanese traditional Flower arrangement.

Deputy representative of SFC flower school.
 

- Started to learn IKEBANA from 10 years old.

- Got the license from SFC Flower School at 18 and have taught it for 16years.

- Graduated from “Tokyo University of Foreign Language” , and majored in Korean.

- So interested in international cultural exchange and have taught IKEBANA
for foreign tourists in English and Korea many times. (experience programs of  IJCEE)

- Also have original IKEBANA experience program for foreigners at SFC flower school.

- Appeared in a program “D’splay” of D-LITE (BIG BANG) as an instructor of IKEBANA.
 
 
SFC生け花講師資格
SFCフラワーデザイン講師資格
草月流生け花3級師範
韓国語通訳案内士
韓国語能力試験6級(最上級) 10歳から生け花・フラワーデザインを始め、指導歴14年
 
東京外国語大学にて韓国語を専攻。
ソウル大学校に1年間交換留学中にも現地学生向けに生け花と日本文化の講座を半年間実施。
現在、韓国語での指導も行っている。
外国人向けの生け花体験プログラムなども行っており、
BIG BANGのメンバーD-LITEさんのTV番組「D'splay」でも生け花を指導。
 
指導を始めた頃はジュニアコースを中心に担当し、
横浜銀行にてジュニアコース花展を開催し、作品制作指導。
都内学童保育などでも指導経験あり。
現在、ミキハウス子育て総研のハッピーノート.comにて
「親子で楽しめる花歳時記」というテーマでコラムを連載中。
 
 

Important Notes

Please be considerate towards other participants
Please be punctual and arrive on time (*we will start the class on time)
Final details will be sent to the participants by email three days prior to the event


Contact Information (SFC)

Website: Shonan Flower Co-Ordinate (SFC)
TEL:
0466-28-2731(in Japanese only)
Email:
mail@sfc-hana.com(in any language)

http://sfc-hana.com/



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NeedsArch 13: Free One Day Noh Theater Workshop and Group Interview

posted Jun 5, 2017, 5:54 PM by INFO ICT   [ updated Jun 6, 2017, 2:53 AM ]

NeedsArch 13:
Free One Day Noh Theater Workshop and Group Interview

on Saturday, June 24 | Nakano, Tokyo


  

 
  Purpose of the event:

  To hear your opinion and suggestion for how we spread "Noh" to foreign nationals (to the world).
  Your opinion will be utilized to plan a new Noh workshop in order to further enhance foreign tourists' 
  attracting of Japanese culture which add more values & attractiveness to their visit.


  Type of Studies: Group Interview (light: 30 mins after workshop)
 
  Dates: 2:00~4:00PM, Saturday, June 24th

  Application: HERE by June 16

  Place: Noh theater classroom 2F at Umewaka Nohgaku Gakuin Kaikan
             Higashi Nakano 2-6-14, Nakano-ku, Tokyo (details below)

  Meeting Place and time:
1:50PM, Assemble at Umewaka Nogaku Gakuin Kaikan 梅若能楽学院会館集合



  !!! WHAT YOU GET !!!
  1. FREE One Day Noh Theater Workshop
  2. Experience singing and chanting in the Noh theater classroom
  3. Experience walking in the Noh theater classroom or on the Noh Stage
   *Please bring Japanese socks (tabi) or white socks for going up the stage
  4. Tea and snacks

  *Tickets for this Noh Workshop value 2,000yen/per person
  *It is a rare chance to go up the Noh stage


  No. of participants: 10 (Any Non-Japanese members)
    *after 10th person to register will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you if there are any cancellations


Location 
    Noh theater classroom 2F at Umewaka Nohgaku Gakuin Kaikan
    Higashi Nakano 2-6-14, Nakano-ku, Tokyo (details below)



Allow me to introduce you to Noh as part of a tour at Umewaka Nohgaku-do, and those who attend will get an opportunity to experience dancing and chanting.

Led by certified Kanze-ryu shihan (instructor) Yoko Layer, these workshops, lectures, or classes will introduce participants to the History and conceptual aspects of Nohgaku by inviting them to explore Nohgaku’s stylized chant, movement. Participants will also be introduced to the spiritual roots of Nohgaku that has strong connections with the Shinto-ism that is deeply rooted in the Japanese people and traditions. Understanding this connection is similar to understanding the importance of Shakespeare to Western culture.

Let’s feel and experience the aesthetic world of Nohgaku together!!

You will have the chance to stand on the sacred Nohgaku stage and dance while using the stylized chant.







Time Schedule

1:50pm             Assemble at Umewaka Nogaku Gakuin Kaikan 梅若能楽学院会館集合
2:00~2:15pm    Observation tour at Nohgaku-do 能楽堂見学
                         "Noh Lecture" by Kanze -ryu shihan (instructor) Yoko Layer
2:20~2:50pm    Workshop (Step 1) 舞と謡いの体験
                         - Experience singing and chanting in the Noh theater classroom
2:50~3:15pm    Workshop (Step 2) 能舞台での摺り足体験
                         - Experience walking in the Noh theater classroom or on the Noh Stage 
3:15pm~           Q&A Time and Announcement 質疑応答と講演告知タイム
3:30pm              Group Interview
4:00pm              Close 終了

*The schedule may be changed.
*The workshop will be held in the Noh theater classroom at Umewaka Nogaku Gakuin Kaikan and on the mainstage of the theater.
 


◆ 東京メトロ "Find my Tokyo"のChallenge 83として、石原さとみさんが梅若能楽学院会館でお能体験。
Ms. Satomi Ishihara (Japanese Actress) has experienced Noh Workshop at Umewaka Nogaku Gakuin Kaikan, which was recently featured on Tokyo Metro Movie "Find my Tokyo".


国立能楽堂主催の外国人のためのワークショップで講師をした様子が、NHKworldで取り上げられました!
   A workshop with Yoko Layer and visitors from around the world was recently featured on NHK.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/editors/6/20160706/


 

Lecturer


伶以野 陽子 (レイヤーヨウコ Yoko Layer

五十六世梅若六郎師(現 梅若玄祥師)に師事、内弟子入門を経て、観世流シテ方師範免許取得 

梅若会所属

公益社団法人能楽協会正会員東京支部シテ方観世流

初シテ 「羽 衣」

緑 耀 会 (ろくようかい)主宰
西新宿カルチャープラザ 講師

東中野(梅若能楽学院会館)、下北沢などで個人、団体稽古
ブログのアドレス http://blog.goo.ne.jp/yokolayer

 
YOKO LAYER After graduating from high school in Japan, Yoko Layer modeled and acted for several magazines, television and theater companies. She later graduated from Tokyo Gakugei University and then began to study the Stanislavsky system from Russian director Leonid Anisimov. She has since performed with the Tokyo Novyi Repertory Company in Chekhov’s "The Cherry Orchard", "The Seagull" and Gorky’s "The Lower Depths".

In 2004, she began studying Noh as an apprentice on the professional track with the Umewaka Rokuro branch of the Kanze school. Later she began to spend time in Seattle with her husband Paul where they co-founded the Seattle Novyi Theatre Company and performed "The Seagull" and "Uncle Vanya" in repertory, and later "The Proposal" in the International Chekhov Festival in Tokyo. In 2007 she performed with Theatre Nohgaku in the chorus of "Crazy Jane" for TN’s Pacific Northwest tour. In 2010 she became a shihan (instructor) in the Kanze school of noh.

In 2012 she performed "Hagoromo"as a leading role the first time. Now she is performing in Noh theater, and she is teaching Noh theater to beginner students 
at culture centers and in private classes.



ICTのお能ワークショップ等でご活躍頂いている伶以野 陽­子さんが戦後70年の慰霊祭に慰霊の舞である舞囃子「海人」(笛一管による)と香川ゆかりの仕­舞「八島」「玉之段」を遺族の孫として奉納舞をされました!

レイヤー陽子さんの美しい奉納舞とお能への熱い想いがご覧いただけます!






Items to Bring for the attendees of the workshop

   Japanese socks (tabi) or white socks

  The participants who bring Japanese socks (tabi) can go up Noh stage!!

  参加者の持ち物:足袋なければ白い靴下。お持ち頂ければ、能舞台に上がれます



Venue

 Noh theater classroom 2F Umewaka Nogaku Gakuin Kaikan


   梅若能楽学院会館(楽屋敷き舞台教室 2階)


   How to access: Video | Photo (Japanese) 


 Address: 2-6-14, Higashinakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo

 Access: 8-minute walk from Higashi-Nakano station

  (JR/Oedo Line), or 8-minute walk from A2, 2    

 Nakano-Sakaue satation (Oedo/Marunouchi Line)

 Tel: 03-3363-7748 (Japanese Only)




How to get to Umewaka Nogaku Gakuin Kaikan 梅若能楽学院会館 | Video | Photo (Japanese) 


The Directions are as follows;

From 西口 (West Exit), Higashi-Nakano station, JR Line
From A3 Exit, Higashi-Nakano station, Oedo Line 

Go straight on 山手通り Yamanote street (walk on the right side), passing Familymart, Seven-
Eleven...and keep walking near LION building. Turn right at the corner of 佐川急便 Sagawa Express (also see a coin parking) after passing Mexican restaurant. It takes for 8-10 minutes from the station. 

From A2 or 2 Exit, Nakano-Sakaue station, Marunouichi Line or Oedo Line

Turn left after coming out of Exit 2 on the ground, you will see the Nakano sakaue intersection, and head for Seven Eleven. Go straight on 山手通り Yamanote street (walk on the left side), pass 区民センター Kumin center and walk across 宮下 Miyashita intersection. Pass the first roads and then turn left at the corner of 佐川急便 Sagawa Express (also see a coin parking). It takes for 8-10 minutes from the station.

 


NeedsArch 10: Free Kyogen Show "Kagyu" and Exhibition "This is Kyosai" in Shibuya

posted Feb 2, 2017, 6:37 PM by INFO ICT   [ updated Feb 18, 2017, 7:18 AM ]

NeedsArch 10:
Free Kyogen Show "KAGYU (蝸牛)"
and Exhibition "THIS  IS KYOSAI (暁斎)" in Shibuya


- KYOGEN WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH, FOR SURE!! -

 



 We will invite foreigners to the special free event (Kyogen show and the Exhibition) on March 2.
Please take this opportunity to experience Japanese culture and art !!!

You will be provided with multilingual guide application during the event,
so your Japanese level doesn't need to be skilled.


  Purpose of the event:
  To hear your opinion and suggestion for improvement on the application and other information tools.
  Your opinion will be utilized to improve the application in order to further enhance foreign tourists' 
  understanding of Japanese culture which add more values & attractiveness to their visit.


  Type of Studies: Questionnaire
  • Testing to use Multilingual Guide (via smartphone) and Information Tablet both in 5 languages.
  • Questionnaire about the event (Kyogen show and Exhibition), Multilingual Guide and so on.
 
  Dates: 5:30~8:30PM, Thursday, March 2nd

  Application: HERE by February 25


  Meeting Place and time:
5:30PM, in font of the Noh Theatre, B2F The Cerulean Tower
 
  Address: B2F, 26-1, Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (東京都渋谷区桜丘町26番1号 地下2階)|MAP

  

 
  Schedule:

  5:30PM Assemble at Noh Theatre, B2F The Cerulean Tower at 5:30PM
  6:00~6:50PM Commentary on Kyogen, Kyogen Show “KAGYU” (蝸牛) viewing
   * Please use Multilingual Guide downloaded the apps to your smartphone
 (Supported languages; English, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
  
  7:00PM Heading to Bunkamura by shuttle bus (from the Cerulean Tower to Bunkamura)
  7:15PM BREAK TIME!! Tea and confectionery will be served for free!

  7:30~8:30PM THIS IS KYOSAI!” viewing
   * Please use Multilingual Guide downloaded the apps to your smartphone
 (Supported languages; English, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
   * After viewing, please cooperate with a simple questionnaire
  Event ends around 9:00PM

  *Schedule to be flexible


  !!! WHAT YOU GET !!!
  1. FREE Kyogen show and Exhibition
  2. Special Guest: Thane Camus (セイン・カミュ)
  3. Tea and confectionery will be served for free during the break (before exhibition "This is Kyosai!" viewing)
  *Tickets for this Kyogen and Exhibition value 5,000yen/per person
  *Transportation expenses will be paid (1,000yen fixed)


  No. of participants: 25 (5 participants from each language)
    *after 6th person to register will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you if there are any cancellations


  Qualifications:
  • Smartphone users (*Download Multilingual Guide application to your smartphone in advance)
  • Group① 5 foreign nationals who can speak English (first language)
  • Group② 5 foreign nationals who can speak French (first language)
  • Group③ 5 foreign nationals who can speak Chinese 簡体中文 (first language)
  • Group④ 5 foreign nationals who can speak Chinese 繁体中文 (first language)
  • Group⑤ 5 foreign nationals who can speak Korean (first language)
  • Age: 20+ to around 50 
    *Only NATIVE speakers can apply for each group①~⑤
    *Participants who CAN meet on 5:30PM at The Cerulean Tower Noh Theatre
    *Any Non-Japanese member who meet the qualifications above, please Apply Here
    *25 participants are selected by ICT by Feb 20, limited only to 5 foreign participants for each language


  Useful Links:

NeedsArch 11: Free Tour! Globally Important Agricultural Heritage "Takachiho 高千穂" in Miyazaki

posted Jan 26, 2017, 6:22 PM by INFO ICT   [ updated Jan 27, 2017, 7:25 PM ]

Free Tour!
Visiting Globally Important Agricultural Heritage "Takachiho 高千穂" in Miyazaki

2017 March 9-10th (Thurs-Fri) | Takachiho, Miyazaki



 


Have you heard the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage (GIAHS) 世界農業遺産 ever?
This is certified by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United nations.

We’ll have a trial package tour (FREE) for new certified area,
Takachiho town (高千穂) and Shiiba village (椎葉村), Miyazaki Pref, Japan
where is very famous among Japanese because of the beauty Takachiho canyon and Mythical place!

Miyazaki pref. local government has approached developing tourism
and introducing these area as the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage (GIAHS).
This time, we’re expected to invite foreign guests and research the possibilities of tourism
in these area with the various insights from guests’ specialties and backgrounds.



◆ TOUR:
    Trial package tour for Globally Important Agricultural Heritage (GIAHS)
   “Takachihogo-Shiibayama Mountainous Agriculture and Forestry System” in Miyazaki.

◆ MISSION:
 ① Enjoy this trial package tour as usual foreign guest1) Introduction
 ② Giving the insights on site activities and advice about package tour

◆ DATE:
 9th-10th, March, 2017

◆ SCHEDULE:
 March 9th  Meeting up in the Miyazaki airport or Kumamoto airport
  - Visiting to Shiiba village areas and stay there
 March 10th Dismissing in the  Miyazaki airport or Kumamoto airport
  *detailed literary would be scheduled in February
  *including following areas, Takachiho-town, Itsugase-town, Hinokage-town, Moroduka-village, Shiiba village

◆ QUALIFICATIONS:
    3 foreign nationals from Europe, USA and Australia
    1) who like traveling abroad or domestic
    2) who are interested in seeing Globally Important Agricultural Heritage (GIAHS) place, nature and canyon
    3) who can speak Japanese (Intermediate level)

◆ FEE: FREE (including round trip flight tickets, Tokyo-Miyazaki
    and One night accommodation including taxes and service fees)

◆ TRAVEL AGENCY: NOUKYO KANKO Inc.

◆ RESERVATION:
   Please visit the link below and complete
RESERVATION! HERE by Feb 3

◆ Important Notes: 
   Please be considerate towards other participants
   Please be punctual and arrive on time (*we will start the tour on time)

 

NeedsArch 9: Free Craftwork Experiences (Edo Kiriko, Katazome, and Kumihimo) by TOKYO Teshigoto

posted Sep 7, 2016, 10:44 PM by INFO ICT   [ updated Sep 8, 2016, 7:02 PM ]

Craftwork Experiences
- Edo Kiriko, Katazome, and Kumihimo -
by TOKYO Teshigoto



   


   


22 TOKYO Teshigoto shops are open for limited 3 months (Sep 1- Nov 30, 2016)

  http://tokyo-craft.jp/ 



  Purpose of the interview: For product (souvenir) development and marketing
  TOKYO Teshigoto and LIVES Inc. will sell and market research Japanese souvenirs to foreign tourists and residents  
  so they have a group interview to get some information about souvenir, shopping, tour plan in Japan and so on.


  Type of Studies: Group Interview
  • Group Interview is held in English (Japanese)
  • Interview about Japanese souvenir, shopping, tour plan in Japan and so on
 
  Dates:

    ① 3:00~around 5:00PM, Saturday, October 8th - Edo Kiriko (Cut glass) Experience "江戸切子" and Group Interview
    ② 1:00~around 3:30PM, Saturday, October 15th - Katazome (Hand-prints) Experience "型染め" and Group Interview
    ③ 1:30~around 4:00PM, Saturday, November 12th - Kumihimo (Braid)  Experience "組紐" and Group Interview


  Application: HERE
    *Please pick up the date from ①~③ above and complete RSVP by the deadline below (*priority given to those who completed their Reservation)

    ① Edo Kiriko RSVP accepted by September 30, 2016
    ② Katazome RSVP accepted by October 7, 2016
    ③ Kumihimo RSVP accepted by November 4, 2016


① Edo Kiriko (Cut glass) Experience "江戸切子" (special gift: plate)
 
       


 ② Katazome (Hand-prints) Experience "型染め" (special gift: bag)

   


 ③ Kumihimo (Braid) Experience "組紐" (special gift: accessory)

     


  Meeting Place:
in font of the w-02 booth "TOKYO Teshigoto", HANDS EXPO (7F at TOKYU PLAZA GINZA)
 
  PlaceHANDS EXPO (7F at TOKYU PLAZA GINZA)

  Address: 5-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (東京都中央区銀座5-2-1)|MAP
  TEL: 03-3571-0109 (Information desk 11:00〜21:00)

  Schedule (①~③ craftwork experiences)
  - the first 1 hour: Craftwork experience (Hands-on Activity)
  - break time for 10 minutes
  - the last 1~1.5 hours: Group Interview

  *Schedule to be flexible


  !!! WHAT YOU GET !!!
  FREE hands-on activity (Edo Kiriko, Katazome, and Kumihimo), special souvenirs, and 1 drink at HANDS EXPO CAFE
  *Normal price for craftwork experiences are 2,000~3,000yen/per person
  *Transportation expenses full amount paid


  No. of participants: 18 (6 participants × 3 workshops & group interviews)
    *after 7th person to register will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you if there are any cancellations


  Qualifications:
  • Country: Non-Japanese members from 3 people from Europe and North America, 3 people from Asia (esp Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia)
  • Age: 20+ to around 40 
  • Any Non-Japanese member who meet the qualifications above, please Apply Here!
  • 18 participants are selected by ICT, limited only to 6 foreign participants for each workshop


  Useful Links:
  • TOKYO Teshigoto (craft shops)
  • HANDS EXPO (7F at TOKYU PLAZA GINZA: venue for workshop)
  • HANDS EXPO CAFE (7F at TOKYU PLAZA GINZA: venue for group interview)
  • LIVES Inc. (NeedsArch Client)




  • Tokyo's traditional crafts, honed and refined by craftsmanship and
    vitality of the Edo craftsmen with their rich enterprising spirits,
    have been handed down unbroken and cherished by its people over the generations.

    "TOKYO Teshigoto" is
    an initiative that conveys to Japan and the world the exquisiteness of
    the sophisticated handworks or "teshigoto" of the masters known as the "Takumi", by shedding light on their traditional skills.
    In addition to spreading the Edo aesthetics of "iki" and "inase", and appealing the outstanding everyday functionalities of their crafts,
    the Takumi are challenging new types of crafts brimming with Tokyo sensations so more people can enrich their lifestyles with traditional crafts.

    http://tokyo-craft.jp/

    ---------------------------

   

  



  If you have any questions or need more information regarding to the event, please feel free to ask Jojo at info@intlcentertokyo.com
 
 
  To register for NeedsArch members, go to:  REGISTER HERE! 

 

NeedsArch 8: Free Washi Making and Museum Tour - 6 Participants Wanted!

posted Aug 25, 2016, 12:18 AM by INFO ICT   [ updated Sep 12, 2016, 7:34 PM by Tsubasa Kato ]

Great chance to making original "Ozu" Washi and Free Museum Tour!!


  
    
  

 


NeedsArch Client
Cool Japan Souvenir Society (CJSS) - to introduce Japanese souvenir to all tripper

  http://cjss.jp/KINGYO/


 
 Purpose of the interview:
For product (souvenir) development
  Cool Japan Souvenir Society (CJSS) will introduce Japanese souvenirs and plan tour guides for foreign tourists visiting Japan
  so they have a group interview to get some information about souvenir, shopping, tour plan in Japan and so on.
 
  
Date: 2:00~5:00PM, Saturday, September 24

  Meeting Place: in font of the 1st entrance at Ozu Washi Company (株式会社小津商店) at 1:45PM
 
  PlaceOzu Washi Company (株式会社小津商店)

  東京都中央区日本橋本町3-6-2 小津本館ビル

  Schedule:
  2:00~3:00PM Experience Ozu Washi Making (Hands-on Activity)
  3:00~4:00PM Museum Tour
  4:00~5:00PM Questionnaire and Group Interview

  *Schedule to be flexible


  WHAT YOU GET:
  Free hands-on activity, Ozu Washi Making and Museum Tour + Cash 3,000 yen/per person!!
  *Transportation expenses full amount paid

  
Type of Studies: Questionnaire and Group Interview
  • Group Interview is held in English (Japanese)
  • Interview about souvenir, shopping, tour plan in Japan and so on
  No. of participants: 6
    *after 7th person to register will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you if there are any cancellations.

  Application: HERE
    *Please submit the application form by September 17, 2016
 
  Qualifications:
  • Country: Non-Japanese members from Europe, America, Canada, Australia, Asia (esp Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia) *One person from each area/country
  • Age: 20+ to around 40 
  • Any Non-Japanese member who meet the qualifications above, please Apply Here!
  • First-come-first-serve limited only to 6 foreign participants (*priority given to those who completed their Reservation)
 
  Useful Links:

  If you have any questions or need more information regarding to the event, please feel free to ask Jojo at info@intlcentertokyo.com
 
 
  To register for NeedsArch members, go to:  REGISTER HERE! 

 

NeedsArch 7: Japanese Kabuki Face Mask Tester WANTED!!

posted Mar 14, 2016, 1:30 AM by Tsubasa Kato   [ updated Mar 14, 2016, 8:16 PM ]

Great chance to APPLY Kabuki Face Mask and GET the best and funny Japanese souvenir!




Isshin-do Company from Tokyo originally sold traditional Japanese confectionery.
Kabuki Face Masks are printed with the Kabuki make up and will turn you a Kabuki actor.

Of course they are rich in ingredients to make your skin more beautiful.
Great chance to enjoy applying Kabuki face mask and getting the other amusing face masks from 30+ patterns as Japanese cool souvenir, and taking memorable photos!


 



 
  Purpose of the interview: For product development
   Isshin-do company will produce a new mask for Europeans and Americans this spring, 
  and give a new mask at a big event so they have a group interview to get some information about face mask,
  cosmetic, and skin care.  
 
  Place: 2-3-3, Kojimachi, Chiyodaku, Tokyo | Isshin-do Company Office (Hanzomon)  *MAP
 
  Pick up the date you can participate:
       ① Monday, March 28 (7:30PM~9:00PM)
       ② Monday, April 4 (7:30PM~9:00PM)
       ③ Tuesday, April 5 (7:30PM~9:00PM)
     *The dates with the maximum number of participants will be selected.
 
  WHAT YOU GET:
  4~5 Face Masks from 30 patterns (around 4,000 yen worth of a gift) + Cash 5,000 yen/per person!!
  *Transportation expenses full amount paid

  Type of Studies: Testing Face Mask (if possible) and Group Interview
  • Testers will apply Face Mask, so please bring your cosmetic sets
  • Group Interview is held in English (Japanese)
  • Interview about beauty, facemask, Japanese cosmetic, your skin care and make up and so on
  The number of participants: 3, 4 persons
    *after 5th person to register will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you if there are any cancellations.

  Application; HERE
    *Please submit the application form by March 21, 2016
 
  Qualifications:
  • Country: Any Europeans (especially French, English and German) and Americans Woman
  • Age: 20+ to around 40 
  • Any Non-Japanese member who meet the qualifications above, please Apply Here!
 
  Useful Links:




  If you have any questions or need more information regarding to the event,
  please feel free to ask Jojo at info@intlcentertokyo.com
 
 
  To register for NeedsArch members, go to:  REGISTER HERE! 

 
 
 

NeedsArch 6: Kanazawa Pre-Monitor Tour

posted Jan 29, 2016, 3:28 AM by INFO ICT   [ updated Apr 7, 2016, 8:58 PM ]

NeedsArch 6

Kanazawa Pre-Monitor Tour in April

presented by CREA voyage



 
Travel in Ishikawa, enjoy true Japanese culture

 A tour for experiencing superb traditions and culture
as cultivated by the most powerful feudal lord of Japan


 




  Highlights of the tour;
  • Offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience and better know Japan's best artisans and culture
  • Take directly to leading artists, have direct contact with traditional arts and crafts and enjoy exceptional levels of service
  • Provide exclusive access the secretive world of Japanese artisan masters, which normally hidden from the public
  • 40% OFF the normal price as it is offered as a “pre-tour” (a test tour that has not yet officially started as a commercial tour and needs your feedback to make it better)
  • Beautiful scenery, and enjoy Kanazawa’s main attractions in only two days
  • Taxi transport and an English-speaking guide are included throughout the tour
  • Receive a special gift from Kanazawa



  Price includes;

  • Shinkansen (Japanese bullet train) transportation (round-trip, Tokyo-Kanazawa)
  • One night accommodation including taxes and service fees (e.g. ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hotel Nikko, Hotel Mystays or Tokyu Hotel)
  • Sightseeing and transport fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Dinner for 1st day
  • Travel insurance for one night and two days
  • 8% consumption tax

  Extras;

  • All other costs not specifically mentioned above (Lunch for 2 days, other food and drink, souvenirs and so on)
  Discounts; 
  • Early-bird (3,000yen) *Reserve before 9PM on Tuesday March 1, 2016

  Optional tour;

  • A dinner at Ryotei Tsubajin and Geisha makeover experience *Dressing up like a Geiko or Maiko with kimono. Price range from 32,000 yen to 50,000 yen, depending on the number of applicants. It will be advised after applications have closed.   



                      | Kanazawa Sekitei | Ryotei Tsubajin


  Participation Fee | 60,000 JPY per person (50,000 JPY per person, not included dinner)
     *For travelers traveling as individuals, +3,000 yen for a Friday night /+5,000 yen for a Saturday night
       for single-room


  Possible dates:
       ① Friday, April 15 - Saturday, April 16
       ② Saturday, April 16 - Sunday, April 17
       ③ Either date is fine
     *The dates with the maximum number of participants will be selected.
    
  The number of participants: 4–10 persons
     *If there are more than ten applicants, places will be allocated at the discretion of CREA voyage
 
  Application; HERE
     Please submit the application form by April 15, 2016

     Early bird (3,000 yen) *Reserve before 9PM on Tuesday March 1, 2016

     *Please inquire for children under the age of 12.


  Type of Studies: Questionnaire and Group Interview
     *Each evening during the tour, you will be asked to fill in the questionnaires and give your feedback
     *If there is no time for feedback during the tour period, this can be done at another time in consultation with us

  Qualifications:

     Any Europeans (especially Italian, French, English, Danish, Swiss) and Americans

    1. who like traveling abroad or domestic

    2. who are interested in seeing/using first‐class traditional crafts

    3. who want to visit sake breweries

   Age: 35+ to around 60

     *Any Non-Japanese member who meet the conditions above, please Apply Here!


  What to bring/wear

   Clothes suitable for both cold and warm weather. In Kanazawa, it is often cold in the mornings and nights,
   normally 3–4 degrees cooler than in Tokyo, footwear with no heels and an umbrella

     *Website for reference http://www.hot-ishikawa.jp/english/index.html



  If you have any questions or need more information regarding to the event,
  please feel free to ask Jojo at info@intlcentertokyo.com


  To register for NeedsArch members, go to:  REGISTER HERE! 


   * What is NeedsArch? Hosted by ICT
   * What you GET! What's NeedsArch Special!
   * Recruitment for NeedsArch/ICT Staff!
   * Past Interviews



NeedsArch 4: Strippable Water Paint (Masking Color) Product Testers WANTED!! Only for Non-Japanese!

posted Aug 31, 2015, 6:21 AM by INFO ICT   [ updated Sep 1, 2015, 9:49 PM ]

!! MASKING COLOR EVENT !!



Be the some of the first to try out this exciting new product. Create your own original ornaments and decorations with the amazing “Masking Color“! We need testers to rate and review this new groundbreaking product basically on the following:
  • Ease of use
  • Ideas for global sales
  • Value of the product

Masking Color is a strippable water-based paint that can be peeled off after painting and re-adhered to flat surfaces such as walls or glass. In this testing event, you can enjoy making ornaments for an occasion (e.g. Birthday, Baby shower, Halloween, Christmas and more) or decor in your home!!

You will also have the opportunity to draw pictures, characters and seasonal decorations on windows, walls, tables and all kinds of places where you have never thought of using paint. There is no limit the uses!! Pick up a pen and have fun in your own ways with “Masking Color”!


*”Masking Color” is one of the select products in More Than Project 2015 (Japan Brand Development Assistance Program) which is an initiative of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2013.


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Date : Saturday, October 17th, 1:00~4:00pm *Assemble at 12:45pm

VenueArtsbrains Studio (Club Petu), BF1, 1-15-2, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Harajuku)
Application: HERE

What to Bring : Please bring yourself with apron!

What you Get: original ornaments, decorations and Masking Color (extra discounts for you)

Deadline for applicationMonday, October 12th, 11pm

 Product Testers (Number) : 7 to 10

 Type of Studies: Product Testing and Group Interview

 *We will prepare the mount for the ornaments but you can also paint on your personal belongings

  (eg. Notebook, Mobile phone case etc.).

 

Qualifications:

 - All Nationality (Except Japanese)

 - Age: 18+ to around 60

 - Occupation: Any, but a big welcome to art students, artists, illustrators, designers,

     buyers and those people who are interested in using Masking Color!

 

Any Non-Japanese member who meet the conditions above, please Sign UP or Apply Now!


      Sign Up     (NOT Registered with us yet?)
     Apply Now   (For Members)

Seats are limited! If there are more applicants than required, we will hold drawing lots to select the testers. If selected, you will receive an email confirming your selection and the details of the testing.

 

To register for NeedsArch members, go to:  REGISTER HERE! 


* What is NeedsArch? Hosted by ICT

* What you GET! What's NeedsArch Special!

* Recruitment for NeedsArch/ICT Staff!

* Past Interviews

* Privacy Policy 

* What is ICT?

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@intlcentertokyo.com


http://www.maskingcolor.com/ 

 



NeedsArch 3: Mashiko Pottery Teaware Competition - Product Testers WANTED!! Non-Japanese members only

posted Feb 10, 2015, 5:14 PM by INFO ICT   [ updated Jan 21, 2016, 7:32 AM ]

Mashiko Pottery Teaware Competition 2015! (FREE EVENT)

【Purpose of the Event】

Be a judge and evaluate 28 beautiful designed teawares created by young pottery artists in Mashiko!
Mashiko is a city in Tochigi prefecture famous for Mashiko-yaki (pottery).


Now Mashiko and Sayama (the city famous for Sayamacha – Japanese green tea in Sayama area in Saitama prefecture) have a competition of new teawares for oversea markets to enjoy Sayamacha. By the due date (Jan 31), 28 of traditional and innovative tea wares have been submitted.
 
You can take a look and touch the tea wares, then give your evaluation
 – the ranking will be decided based on the evaluation by YOU!

 

After the evaluation, we’ll have a tea partyLet’s enjoy chatting over tasty Sayamacha and Japanese snacks!



- those people who want to contribute to Japanese society, export high-quality "Made in Japan" products to the world and support Japanese companies for buiding world-class branding! Japanese products lovers are welcome! 








Details as follows;

・ Date

  Saturday February 28th, 2015, 1:30~3:30pm


・ Schedule

  1:30-2:30pm Tea ware (Japanese Kyusu "急須")evaluation
  2:30-3:30pm Tea party

  *Assemble at CLUB PETU at 1:15pm!

  *Details may be changed.



・ Attractive Points 


・ A Special Opportunity to take part in testing of many kinds of Mashiko-yaki (pottery)
・ Be a Final Judge for Mashiko Pottery Competition
・ Your Impression or Ideas for the potteries Contribute to buliding Sayamacha branding  
・ Hands-on Activity; How to brew Japanese Tea with Beautiful Machiko Potteries
・ Enjoy Tasty Sayamacha and Japanese Snacks


・ WHAT YOU CAN GET  
Special Gift! Japanese Tea leaves!


・ FREE Workshop
   Sayamacha (green tea) and Mashiko-yaki (pottery)

・ Venue
   CLUB PETU (Harajuku), B1, 1-15-2, Jingumae, Shibuyaku,
  Tokyo

・ Deadline for application
   Thursday, February 26th 2015

・ Product Tester (Number)
   15 (Seats are Limited!)

・ Type of Studies
   Workshop, Short Group Interview and Product Testing

・ Qualification
   Welcome to all ages and nationalities (except Japanese)



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