Visit to
Arboretum Kalmthout

21 August SUN : 8:30 at Brussels Central Station
visit ----> Arbretum Kalmthout (Antwerpen)

Who We Are

Japanese Culture
WA asbl vzw

Corona crises started in the beginning of 2020, rampaged around the world through the whole year and seems not yet reduce its violent power.
It caused fatal damages to human beings as victims and also to our society: huge number of dead and sufferers of the diseases, damage to our human relationship because of the prohibit of physical contact, of keeping distance and of the crack between generations. We were obliged to change our life style to appropriate these protection policies and maybe our view of life too.
Despite of these negative atmosphere, some volunteers have founded NPO Japanese Culture WA.

Conversation Table

Language is an important part of our culture. But Japanese language.... oh my god... it's so difficult to learn!

Even you learn the basics, it's also difficult to parctice in Belgium.

For those brave learners, we are happy to offer opportunities to speak in the relaxed atmosphere with native Japanese speakers as volunteers.

The focus is more on speaking and communicating than correcting mistakes all the time.

So, just relax and let the conversation flow.

You can make new friends around the table!

How to participate?

You can just come and join the table on the day of our activities.

If you don't want to miss any chance, it's highly recommended to subscribe to our mailing list. (bottom of this page)

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You are always welcome even if you don't know much about Japanese language. But a lot of passion is required to enjoy more!


"Kamishibai" (紙芝居/かみしばい) is a style of Japanese paper theatre.
The narrator shows picture panels and tell the stories to the audience of children.

Kamishibai Study Group in Belgium
organized by Japanese Culture WA

Method :
    - Perform the Kamishibai ( paper theatre ) in three languages : ( Japanese,  French and Dutch ).

Purposes :
    - Participants will improve the capacity of language and expression.
    - They will improve the communication capacity with spectators.
    - We will promote the Kamishibai’s culture to the public.
    - We will know more stories of foreign countries.






A cooking video from our past event

Maki Zushi


Meet and Create together with Japanese people

Event Schedules

21 Aug
Minako Minako

Arboretum Botanical Garden in Kalmthout (Antwerp)

Meet at 8:30 AM at Brussels Central Station to visit Arboretum Botanical Garden in Kalmthout (Antwerp).

Fees : Train tickets + 6 EUR (entry)

Lunch: Bring your food for picnic

Reservation : info@jcwa.eu

Contact: 0477 36 55 30 (Minako)

LINK : https://www.arboretumkalmthout.be/en.html


INFO : In 19 century, Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold, the German doctor of medicine and natural history, visited Japan and came back with many Japanese objects to Europe.

Arboretum Kalmthout (near Antwerp) has some Japanese plants of von Siebold.

We will have a guide (English language) and a local Japanese volunteer in the botanical garden.

8:30 AM - 17:00 Arboretum Botanical Garden in Kalmthout
WE are taking vacations in summer 2022

Thank you for your coming to our conversation table!
In July and August, we are not organizing a normal session.
See you in September.

VENUE : Wolubilis (Cook&Book)

Wolubilis (Cook & Book) building.

Place du temps libre 1,
1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert (Bruxelles) 3rd Floor
Conversation Table Room

People and Japanese Culture

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