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COVID-19 Update

Posted 4/11/20

As of April 10, 2020: The Mountain View Buddhist Temple has decided to suspend all in-person gatherings and activities until August 2020 (including Obon). Unfortunately, this means that we will be cancelling Nakayoshi Gakko this year. While we are all disappointed, we whole-heartedly agree with MVBT on this decision for the safety of our students, families, staff and Sempai. An email has been sent directly to our families however, if you didn't receive it or have any further questions, you can contact us at We hope you are staying safe and healthy and will see you for our 2021 session next year!

Friendship School

Nakayoshi Gakko, or "Friendship School" is a two week summer program where children in grades 1 through 8 learn about Japanese culture and tradition. Nakayoshi Gakko provides an opportunity for the children and parents to explore the many aspects of the Japanese-American heritage

Nakayoshi Gakko is a full day program. Morning sessions include art, literature, social studies, and language. Afternoons continue with specialty-subjects. Origami, odori (dance), soroban (abacus), cooking, undokai (P.E.), sumi-e and music have been offered in the past. The Ryu and Tsuru classes have the opportunity to learn taiko and aikido as their specialty subjects. All students enjoy various cultural demonstrations at the end of each day.

We are proud to have a teaching staff of highly skilled and dedicated professionals who are committed to sharing their talents with our children. Nakayoshi Gakko promotes the Japanese concept of mentorship through our Sempais.




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