One  hour Reading Kana (hiragana& katakana)                    Instructor:  Aya Koga

Hiragana was developed from the cursive style of kanji in the beginning of the Heian era (794-1185).  Its function is to represent sound rather than meaning, and it is used to write native Japanese words as well as verb inflections, adjectival endings, etc.

Katakana was developed in the Nara period (710-794)) by either simplifying the kanji imported from China or by squaring off its cursive style. It is used to represent foreign names and words imported into the Japanese language, for onomatopoeic and mimetic words, certain slang expressions, telegrams, technical terms, and so forth.


This Intensive workshop offers the beginning students of Japanese the opportunity to master quickly and efficiently to read the two Japanese syllabaries, hiragana and katakana. It is these two writing systems, in combination with the more complex kanji (ideograms which represent meaning), which constitute the written Japanese language.
Writing Kana (Hiragana & Katakana)  Monday, 9/27, 10/11, or 10/25  7:00 - 8:00 pm 
Reaing Kana (Hiragana & Katakana):
Monday, 10//4, 10,/18, or 11/8   7:00 - 8:00pm (Select your sign-up date.)
Location:  Online
Registration deadline for reading Kana - Friday, October 1, 2021
Specify your desired date when registering the class!
Attending this class requires a JASGA membership. 
Please sign up for the annual membership  HERE If you are not our member
Note 1: The handout will be prepared for the workshop. 
We recommend that the participants who plan to take Japanese Beginning I and II/III/iV classes in the Fall 2021 purchase JBP Kana Workbook (rev. 3rd Ed).
Note 2:  Language Class discounts are available to all Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) Individual Members and employees of Corporate Members.  (The benefit offers depends on the corporate membership level.)
The Writing and Reading Kana workshops are taught by Aya Koga, who teaches JASGA's Shodo, Japanese Calligraphy. She is a licensed and certified calligrapher received from Japanese Government in Japan.



October 4th, 2021 7:00 PM
Virtual Online
United States
Phone: 5126564731
Non-member (one-hour) $ 50.00
JASGA member (Specify your desired date.) $ 30.00