Japanese Traditional Arts Courses (JTA)
These courses, taught in Japanese, are open to all SKP students and aim to increase understanding of Japanese traditional culture by providing opportunities for hands-on experience with various traditional fine arts, many with their historical origins in Kyoto. Studying such traditional art forms in the ancient capital of Kyoto will provide you with a once in a lifetime chance to experience these ancient arts. Past SKP students have had the opportunity to study ceramics, calligraphy, tea ceremony, traditional confectionary, flower arrangement, and shamisen, a traditional stringed musical instrument. Several two-credit courses taught by masters well respected in their field will be offered each semester. Activity fees for these courses range from 5,000 to 24,000 yen and are the responsibility of the participant.