In one drop of water – exhibition

Jun 2019 – Dec 2020 | Art Gallery of NSW

Drawing on rich and diverse works from the Gallery collection, this exhibition explores the poetic, symbolic and social significance of water in Asian art.

The art of tea, the mixing of ink for calligraphy, the dyeing of cloth and the creation of porcelain are all dependent on water.

From ancient maritime trade routes to the sacred river Ganges and the filthy waters from which the pure lotus blossoms, to the contemporary world where rivers and streams are threatened with pollution and people move in vast numbers across the oceans  water is vital to us all.

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JFF Fringe 2019

Jul 25, August 15 & 29, 2019 | Special Screenings in Sydney

Fans of Japanese cinema, you’re in for a treat because the Japanese Film Festival is returning with an off-season Fringe Program.

This season presents a series of films adapted from novels—crime thriller The Crimes That Bind, fantastical anime adventure Penguin Highway, and dysfunctional love story meets murder mystery Birds Without Names.

Presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney and Event Cinemas George St.

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Japan Update 2019: Leadership in a Time of Uncertainty

4th September 2019 | Australia-Japan Research Centre | Canberra

The Update is the flagship conference of the Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) in the Crawford School of Public Policy, and the Japan Institute at The Australian National University.

Bringing together experts from Australia, Japan and around the region, the Update this year will focus on Japan’s economy, Australia and Japan in the region, foreign policy, domestic politics and opening to immigration .

As usual, a number of distinguished and prominent speakers will be sharing their insights and latest research on Japan. The full list of speakers will be announced soon.

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Matsuri Brisbane 2019 “Feel Real Japan”

7th September 2019

Brisbane Japanese community group, Brisbane Seinendan Inc., is proud to announce the essence of Japanese “matsuri” or festival spirit to Brisbane again.

After  the Festival’s inaugural success last year, Maturi will be back as bigger and better.

Japanese food and drink stalls, cultural activities, performances and more…

Free Admission | Mount Gravatt Showground | midday – 630PM

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Shinju Matsuri – Broome

7th-15th September 2019

Shinju Matsuri is our much loved festival which encapsulates everything that is Broome and the surrounding areas of the Kimberley region.

Featuring an incredible kaleidoscope of events, Shinju Matsuri pays tribute to our heritage and culture as well as showcasing the multitude of phenomenal talent we have up here.

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Sakura Matsuri Festival – Cowra

28th September 2018

Sakura Matsuri is a major event on Cowra’s tourism calendar, celebrating the birth of spring. It attracts performers from across Australia and around the world. Locals, Australian and International visitors alike have the opportunity to experience traditional elements of Japanese culture. Sakura at the Cowra Japanese Garden is celebrated annually in September when the cherry blossoms are at their peak. The cherry blossoms usually continue to flower up until Mid October.

LAST year’s festivities included:

• Cultural Activities – Ikebana Display, Tai Chi Demonstrations, Tea Ceremony and Bonsai Demonstrations

• Cultural Stage – Torsion, Taiko Drummers, Japanese Singers, Tai Chi, Japanese Dance and Sakura choir

• Martial Arts Arena – Karate, Aikido and Sumo Wrestling

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Japanese Film Festival 2019

The Japanese Film Festival in Australia (JFF) is presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney. The JFF started in 1997 with three free film screenings by former Festival Director Masafumi Konomi and is now one of the largest celebrations of Japanese films in the world.

Venues will be announced shortly

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Matsuri Japan Festival – Sydney

7th December 2019

Matsuri Festival Sydney is a Japanese festival held every year to celebrate Japanese culture and cross cultural friendship between the Japanese community and local community.

This event was founded back in 2006, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Japan and Australia’s friendship. Since then, Sydney’s Japanese community have been working hard to host a traditional style Matsuri, making this event a Summer staple for Sydney community.

Darling Harbour | Tumbalong Park

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