JAPANESE(NIHONGO)日本語-1 2016-2017

instructor : SHIHO KURAUCHI

       hours : PERIOD 5  12:45-1:35 A -DAY,  12:55~ 2:35 O- DAY)


こんにちは ! I was born in Maizuru city near Kyoto in Japan and came to the United States in 1997. I graduated Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo and have BA in Music Pedagogy.  I also completed the course for Japanese Teachers at Arc Academy in Osaka and the course for Teaching Foreign Language at UW.  I have taught Japanese at several private elementary schools in past in Seattle. I am a certified advanced Koto player at Sawai So-kyoku (koto music) Institute in Tokyo. I enjoy playing Koto (Japanese zither), Bass Koto, Shamisen, piano, African Drums and other percussions.  I also enjoy swimming, hiking, biking, wake boarding and snow boarding. (still beginner for the last two!)  You could find me fishing with my husband, 2 sons (11& 8 years old) and a dog or cheering my boys' soccer games in fall, basketball games in winter and baseball games in spring on weekends : )