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  • 06 Feb 2018 1:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    This technique of cutting layered paper is rare even in Japan. Teacher Robyn Cottew lived in Japan for six years and learnt this unusual art from her Japanese teacher (sensei).

    You will learn to create wonderful iconic Japanese designs using layers of paper. The process of doing this is quite therapeutic and relaxing.

    Tuesday afternoons for five weeks, 1pm to 2.30pm. February 6th – March 6th, 2018.

    Five sessions - $230 including all materials, Japanese tea, a cutting board and knife to keep.

    Bookings must be made by 30th January, 2018.

  • 31 Jan 2018 5:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    When Japanese people are ready to eat, they say "Itadakimasu" - meaning "I am now starting to eat". The Japanese cuisine is usually defined by its combination of food staples like noodles and rice with soup and a okazu (meat, fish, vegetable, tofu) to add flavor to the staple. Flavoring is often done with low fat, high sodium things like soy sauce, miso, and dashi. Rice and noodles are a staple of Japanese food.

    In Japanese home-style cooking, a lot of fresh, seasonal fish and vegetables are cooked and people enjoy the natural cycle of the seasons.

    So join Yuka as she teaches you the perfect Sushi roll, and dumplings and much more.

    So remember to thank Yuka at the end. "Gochiso sama" is the phrase meaning "Thank you for the feast"

    Class Duration

    The course is 3.5 hours in duration.


    All participants will be given the opportunity to prepare and cook.

    Participants will be provided with knife kits, and utilise commercial cooking equipment supplied by our venue.

    Recipe Pack

    Each participant receives a recipe pack so they have all the information to prepare this meal at home for friends and family.

    Date & Time: 31 January 2018, 5:30pm~8:30pm

    Place: Two Kings Cafe, 353 Centre Road, Bentleigh

    Cost: $128.29

    Register through HERE

  • 27 Jan 2018 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)


    Saturday 27 January 2018, 10 am - 12 pm at KAMI 217 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, $38

    In Japan, Origami is an integral part of growing up, deeply ingrained into daily life, and a form of self-expression as much as it is a revered form of art.

    We, at KAMI hold a solemn reverence for Origami, and are delighted to share with you the availability of our latest workshop: Origami for Kids, with our lovely Origamist, Asami.

    For Asami, Origami isn't just art, but something that she has live and breathed since childhood, growing up in Japan.  She has always had a fondness for the delicate craft, and loves nothing more than to help other children create memories of making entire worlds with humble sheets of paper.

    This love for children extends into her daily life as a real-life school teacher, guiding young children on a daily basis, and makes her particularly suited to share this living art with children

    This class is kept to around 7 kids so our teacher can give them plenty of attention.

    To warm up, we will welcome the children with yummy homemade, all-natural, morning tea and let them introduce themselves a little before we start the class.

    Parents are expected to drop their children off.  Please inform us of any allergies or special instructions.

    We encourage parents to have a nice morning, exploring Fitzroy, or locating any of the legions of amazing cafes to chill out in, one of our favorites is Alimentary at 251 Brunswick Street, which is located few minutes walk from us.

  • 22 Jan 2018 2:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Children's free activity organised by the Glenroy Library.

    You can make your own Japanese carp windsocks.

    Date & Time: 22 January 2018, 2:00 pm ~ 3:00 pm

    Place: Glenroy Library, 737 Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy

    For more info, click HERE.

  • 11 Jan 2018 8:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Master Japanese Flautist Mr. Yasukazu KANO with The Kade Brown Trio
    (Kade Brown, Luke Andersen & Angus Radley)

    Support act A.YA 

    11th Jan 2018 - 8pm Doors
    Wesley Anne
    250 High St Northcote
    Ph. 9482 1333

    Cover Charge $20

  • 08 Jan 2018 2:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Melbourne Symphony's violinist Isin Cakmakcioglu and Tokyo pianist Maki Ono will showcase a variety of master works from the classical repertoire as well as the outstanding contemporary Australian composition "Burst" by Howard Dillon. 

    Venue: Steinway Salon, Matsuo Hall, Hibiya Marine Building B1, 1-5-1 Yurakucho, Tokyo

    Date &Time: 8 January 2018, 14.30 door open, 15.00 start

    For more detail, https://www.facebook.com/tokyorecital

    Tokyo Recital in Celebration of "Australia Now" has received grant funding from the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

  • 15 Dec 2017 7:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    It was the night before Christmas...

    On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Clara falls asleep after a party at her home and dreams herself, or does she? into a fantastic world where toys become larger than life. Her beloved Nutcracker comes to life and defends her from the Mouse King, then is turned into a Prince after Clara saves his life.

    Expect a joyous explosion of colour as Melbourne City Ballet bring to life this audience favourite across Victoria and South Australia!

    Date: Friday 15 and Saturday 16 December from 7:30pm & Sunday 17 December from 1:30pm

    Venue: Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, Preston VIC


    Adult: $42

    Concession: $38 (Student, Health Care Card Holders)

    Child: $38 (2 to 15 Years)

    Group 6 or more: $38

    Under two years free (must be seated on a ticket holders lap)

  • 15 Dec 2017 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Featuring the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries, the NGV Triennial surveys the world of art and design, across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives.

    A free exhibition, the NGV Triennial is a celebration of contemporary art and design practice that traverses all four levels of NGV International, as well as offering a rich array of programs.

    The NGV Triennial explores cutting edge technologies, architecture, animation, performance, film, painting, drawing, fashion design, tapestry and sculpture.

    Visitors have an opportunity to look at the world and its past, present and future through the eyes of some of the most creative minds working today.



    15 DEC 17 – 15 APR 18



    FRI 15 DEC, 12PM–12.30PM




    Japanese designer Nendo explores the ways objects can be expressive – creating the impression of movement and playing with our sense of perspective.

    NGV curator Simone LeAmon discusses how his Manga chairs series, on display in NGV Triennial, uses traditional graphic forms from Japanese manga comics and applies these to furniture design.


    Simone LeAmon, The Hugh Williamson Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV

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