March 2018 Update

Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Happy March!

March is a month of celebration in Japan starting with Hinamatsuri (Doll/Girl’s Day) on March 3. It’s a day to wish and pray for girl’s wealth and happiness. March is also a month to celebrate early arrival of Spring. Cherry blossoms can be seen in many parts of Japan and it’s a reminder that Spring is just around the corner. Mizuna, bamboo shoots, udo, burdock and strawberries become available. How about sakura wine from Yamanashi prefecture?

Here is what is happening with Tanpopo Studio this month.

Tanpopo Studio Monthly Meetup

The first monthly meetup was a delicious success talking about all things ramen. Thank you for all the people who came and contributed to the meeting. This month’s meetup is scheduled for March 20th from 7-8pm at Quixotic Coffee Shop in Highland Park, Saint Paul. The topic is Travel Japanese. Learn some essential Japanese language skills for traveling. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

It is free, but space is limited. Please send us an email if you are interested in attending.

Upcoming Tours to Japan

June – Culinary Tour of Japan
Tsukiji Fish Market is planning to move this summer and this might be your last chance to see it all. Hope to see you there as this is a great time of the year to travel to Japan. On the 4th night of the tour, we will be relaxing at a traditional Onsen Ryokan, and enjoy a kaiseki style dinner.

June – Tokyo Ramen Crash Course
We still have room for this one of it’s kind ramen adventure. Bring a friend along and learn the “know how” of ramen.

Please send me an emai, if you are interested.

Make A Reservation Online
Or send an email to travel@tanpopostudio.com

Classes and Workshops

Sake it to me!
March 9th at 6pm at Cooks of Crocus Hills, St. Paul

Spring Sushi
March 17th at 6pm at Seward Coop Franklin Store, Mpls

Crash Course on Ramen
March 31st at 4pm at Seward Coop Franklin Store, Mpls

Happy Travels,

Koshiki and Benjamin Smith

ニュースレター:2018 年3月号

3月になりましたが、ミネソタではまだまだ寒い日が続いています。

みなさまお元気ですか?

先月に引き続き、今月もイベントやワークショップが盛りだくさんです。

今月のコミュニティーミーティングは3月20日7時から8時を予定しています。

お時間のある方は是非ご参加ください。

今月のテーマは”旅行者に役立つ日本語”です。

6月のツアーにまだ空きがあります。お知り合いの方で日本旅行を考えている方、是非どうぞ。3月15日までに予約を入れますと、無料日本語レッスン、もしくは日本のお食事2名分がつきます。

今月もワークショップを行っています。

日本酒と日本食のペアリング、春のお寿司、ラーメンと盛りだくさんです。

どうぞお立ち寄りください。

来月日本でお会いできる皆さん、楽しみにしています。

では、まだまだ寒い季節ですが、お元気で。

タンポポスタジオ

米村古紫季