other Australia-Japan events

Left Handed Dream: Celebrating the Music & Film of Ryuichi Sakamoto

to 6th March , 2024 | Japan Foundation

As we near the one year anniversary of his death, Left Handed Dream: Celebrating the Music & Film of Ryuichi Sakamoto offers an illuminating program centring the lasting influence of Japanese composer-musician Ryuichi Sakamoto and his contributions to contemporary culture.

Comprising both film screenings and specially commissioned music performances, audiences are invited to experience the musical sensitivities of an artist at pace with the present, yet never out of pace with history.

February 7, 2024 | Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence | 6pm-8:35pm
February 21, 2024| Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA | 6:30pm-8:12pm
February 28, 2024 | Tony Takitani | 6:30pm-7:45pm
March 6, 2024  | Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise | 6:30pm-8:31pm

Palace Central, Level 3, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW

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MTalks Everyday design in Japan

3 Mar 2024 | Queen Victoria Gardens

From storage to scissors, egg cups to sake cups – good design is everywhere in Japan. Sori Yanagi, Riki Watanabe, and Masahiro Mori led the postwar design boom – renowned for their technical skill, application of materials, and simple design aesthetics. They created iconic household objects for everyone’s – everyday use.  

“My pleasure as a designer is to conceive of forms for daily use, and to create pieces for production in the factory so that many people can appreciate and enjoy them” – Masahiro Mori.

Convened by Japanese guide book author Michelle Mackintosh, a panel comprising Jane Sawyer, Jenna Lee and Zenta Tanaka will discuss the benefits of embracing good design in daily life, what makes Japanese design iconic, and how they have embraced Japanese design and craft philosophies in their practices.

2 pm — 3pm | Free

This talk is part of the When Robin Boyd Went to Japan exhibition public program taking place at Walsh Street from 18 February – 10 March 2024.

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Perth Japan Festival 2024

23 March 2024

Perth Japan Festival is a cultural event held every summer (around February or March) in Perth since 2013.

A cultural event to promote friendship between Japan and Perth.

Includes Japanese food stalls, small goods, and exhibits of cultural information.

Stage events include Japanese martial arts, music and pop culture.

11 am to 8 pm | Supreme Court Garden, Perth

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