Start 2017 in Tokyo!

Come on out to Workaction Camp in Tokyo after new year!  It’s a tradition in Japan in January to make a vision of that year. (New Year resolution) Spending such time together with entrepreneurs, location independent workers, and local entrepreneurs, let’s inspire each other and thrive the life of Tokyo. To enter, you must have some projects or work while you are here because we all want to be productive as well as Well, that’s why it’s “workation”

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Overview

Date:

Jan. 7th – 13th, 2017  Week1

Jan. 14th- 20th, 2017 Week 2

(Optional Kyoto week: Jan. 22nd– 28th)

Base:

Come on UP Eifuku & Eifuku Annex

Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Japanese New Year Tradition お正月

<Greeting 初詣>

Japanese visit temples and/or shrines on new year to make a wish. It is called “Hatsumoude” 初詣.  The translation is “the first visit”  We thank for things happened last year and to wish health and  happiness of the new year.

<Special Meal おせち>

Special meal we eat during new year is called “Osechi” おせち.  We put special dishes in Bento box and share those food with families and visitors who comes around for new year greeting.

osechi

<Calligraphy 書き初め>

In new year, Japanese tradition is to do “Kakizome” 書き初め.  Retaral translation is “writing to begin”.   People make vision at the start of a new year, and by writing the goal, we determine to achieve that goal for the year.

In this workation, you can daily practice Japanese Calligraphy to think through what you want to bring out for 2017.  And at the end of the week, make a official one 正書 to bring it back with you to remind you through out the year what your goal is.

 

Who will participate?

Main Facilitator: Yasuko Nagase

President, Come on UP Ltd.  www.comeonup-house.com/en

Started a “Share House” in 2006, which is the growing living style of young professionals in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. (Recently in the U.S., some people started using “Co-living”). Operating 34 Share Houses in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

She also developed United Nation Youth Ambassador programs in Japan, is also a  board member of  Kohitsuji Nursery School, and produces various global education programs

 

Workshop Facilitator: Tomio Ito

Founder of the Japan’s 1st coworking space “Cahootz”

Representative Director, Business Cooperative of Coworking

He himself is the coworker and dedicate his passion to broaden sprit of coworking.  He organized coworking tour in Japan, and publishes the experiences  at webmedia, Toiroha( https://toiroha.jp/media/detail/178 ). Now he proposes “Zondag Coworkation”,  location free work & fun to county sides of Japan.

 

Participants:

PR Director, Japan, Writer, the U.S.A, Outfitter Business Owner, the U.S.A, Music Business Developer, Japan etc.