GCC Japanese Culture Club

We meet every other Friday in LA 101 @ 1pm to 2pm. THERE ARE FLYERS IN THE BATHROOMS IF YOU WANT TH Hello!

We are the Japanese Culture Club at Glendale Community College of Arizona. This page serves to keep our members informed of future club meetings and to post Japanese related items. Feel free to post anything you'd like to share with us! :)

Operating as usual

Photos from GCC Japanese Culture Club's post 04/08/2024

Time flies! Our second to last meeting will be this Friday in room LA102, NOT LA101 like previous dates! I hope everyone enjoyed calligraphy during our last meeting! Our next meeting will be manga/anime on Friday the 12th! Hope to see you all there!


The Matsuri is back! Please join us on Tuesday April 2nd in room 104E to learn more about Japanese culture! Snacks will be provided, we hope to see as many as we can of you there!


Hey guys! Hope you all had an amazing Winter Break and are refreshed and energized to be a part of Spring Semester’s Japanese Culture Club! Below I will attach the club schedule as well as the location, time, and Discord QR code in case you wanted to join our club Discord. Our first meeting will be on Seijin no Hi, the Coming of Age Day, we will introduce members, do origami and learn about the cultural significance of this day! Thank you all who attended the club fair, we hope to see everyone at our first meeting next Friday, 2/16, room LA 101 from 1-2pm!


Our Japanese Culture Club’s Soran Dance performed at this year’s Fall Festival

Photos from GCC Japanese Culture Club's post 11/26/2023

What does a new semester mean? It means new faces and old faces alike performing the Soran Dance at our Fall Festival! I’m glad our members were able to enjoy this dance and then enjoy tea tasting the following Friday!🍵


For anyone who’s interested, please come to the Arizona Asian Cultural Festival on November 4th and the 5th! Here is the flier if you’re interested :)

Photos from GCC Japanese Culture Club's post 10/28/2023

Thank you to everyone who joined us at yesterday’s meeting! Here are some photos of the costume competition, and Yokai mask painting! Hopefully you’ll join us at our next meeting on November 17th where we will be talking about Tea ceremonies!


Hope you guys are excited for Halloween, we sure are! Please join us tomorrow, 10/27 for Japanese Culture Club in room LA101 from 1-2pm. Our topic will beeeee…. YOKAI! Feel free to dress up as we are doing a costume competition! There will be pumpkin pie and candy for those who attend, ありがとう!

Photos from GCC Japanese Culture Club's post 10/07/2023

Thank you to everyone who came to our meeting yesterday! I hope you all had a great time learning about Samurai, making Samurai helmets out of origami and playing with Koma. And congratulations to Kylian for being this meeting’s competition winner. Please Join us on October 27th, our next meeting will be about Yōkai! Feel free to come in your Halloween costumes to get in the Halloween spirit👻🎃

Photos from GCC Japanese Culture Club's post 09/22/2023

Thank you to everybody that was able to come to our meeting today! I hope everyone had fun learning about Shintoism and making Omamori! Next meeting will be….🥁🥁🥁🥁 SAMURAI! Please feel free to invite anybody to our meetings as long as they are GCC Students, thank you!


Congratulations to our new VP and winner of our first meeting’s competition! Stan-San is seen holding a pair of chopsticks made and bought in Japan! おめでとう!


For anyone who missed the club fair, here is our flier and meeting dates as well as location and time. If you have time and desire to learn about Japanese culture, please join us next Friday in room 101 from 1pm to 2pm, hope to see you guys there!


Hey guys! My name is Saul (left) and I will be the President of the Japanese Culture Club for 2023 Fall and 2024 Spring! Stan (right) and I will be at the Student Union center giving out information about the club today and tomorrow as long as the club fair is running from 9:00am to 1:00pm. If you’re interested in joining, please come to our stand to collect info and sign up for club meeting reminders via email. Hope you’re having a great day and I hope to see you there, thanks!


Thanks for coming by for our tea meeting. Hopefully you guys enjoyed our selection. End of semester party is in two weeks as well! We decided on the short film but if not we’ll have karaoke and games setup for you guys. Thanks!

Photos from GCC Japanese Culture Club's post 03/24/2023

Thanks for everyone who came out to attend our Yokai meeting today! We all loved the masks you guys made. 🙂


Heads up next meeting will be the Tea Ceremony meeting. Come join us in April 7th at 1PM in LA 101 for some tea and mochi!


Hey! Bit of a change up, but tomorrow we’re doing Yokai instead of Tea Ceremonies. Don’t worry though, we’re still doing Tea Ceremonies next meeting. Come join us regardless for Yokai and mask painting. Hope to see you guys! -Kaye

Popular Japanese discount store Daiso is coming to Arizona. Here's when, where it'll open 03/07/2023


If you guys have been wishing to go to DAISO or have one in the valley, good news we now officially have one here! It opened up on March 4th and this article explains where it is located in the valley. Check it out and give DAISO some love!

Popular Japanese discount store Daiso is coming to Arizona. Here's when, where it'll open Japanese dollar store Daiso is about to open its first Arizona location in metro Phoenix. Here's what Daiso sells and how to attend the grand opening.


Thank you so much for anyone that came out to support our Soran Dance Theme during the AZ Matsuri Festival! Our Soran Dance Team loves and appreciates all the support. If you missed their performance we have a video as well that you guys can watch.


Here's our club Flyer for the semester! Hope to see you guys for the last few club meetings!


Hi everyone! As we approach the end of the semester, we are having our final meeting tomorrow. To those that have been to each meeting, they will receive a tumbler for there support! We hope to see you tomorrow!


Hello everyone!

Some unfortunate news, both the President and Vice President are sick, so we have decided to cancel tomorrow’s meeting to be safe. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and we hope to see you at the next meeting!

Otsukimi - Moon Viewing Exhibit | JFGPHX 10/06/2022

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, look into the Japanese Friendship Garden's moon viewing exhibit! Details below!

Otsukimi - Moon Viewing Exhibit | JFGPHX Experience the garden in its evening splendor, as it comes alive in this special celebration of the Autumn Moon.


Club meeting tomorrow at 1-2PM in LA 101! We will be playing GO and Smash Bros tomorrow. If you want to play smash feel free to bring your own controller! See you guys there!


Here is our official schedule for quick reference for Fall 2022!

Photos from GCC Japanese Culture Club's post 09/30/2022

Our first meeting was a ton of fun! Everyone enjoyed talking to each other and the lanterns came out great! Be sure to stop by next meeting on the 7th of October at 1pm in LA-101 on the GCC main campus!


こんにちは! Hope everyone has adjusted to school again! The Japanese Friendship Garden is looking for volunteers for those who would like to help out. Link is here incase you want to check it out, they would really appreciate it!


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Videos (show all)

Our Japanese Culture Club’s Soran Dance performed at this year’s Fall Festival
Soran Dance Theme AZ Matsuri 2023
A message from our President!
Here's a message from our club president! ヘ( ^o^)ノ\(^_^ ) this semester has been super fun, come join us so you don't mi...
Hello Japanese Club members this a break down of the upcoming semester plans (:
💞 Japanese Culture Club Spring 2021 💞
Here's is just a sneak preview of what's more to come! Again, thank you to all who came and or participated 😁





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