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  • 18 May 2020 6:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Monday 18 May 2020 6 pm- 7 pm (no interval)

    Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon


    Saxophonist Justin Kenealy and pianist Coady Green unite as Duo Eclettico, two award-winning Australian artists showcasing a dazzling array of virtuosic music for this rarely heard combination of instruments.

    Following its sell-out recital in 2019, Duo Eclettico returns for a two-concert series exploring the fragile relationship between nature and humankind. In concert one, the virtuosic Fuzzy Bird Sonata of Japan’s Takashi Yoshimatsu is paired with a new work by Australian composer Jane Hammond 

    and the Australian premiere of the epic Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano by William Albright.

    Takashi Yoshimatsu's work is extremely well-known in Japan and America, but is not widely known here in Australia. The Fuzzy Bird Sonata for alto saxophone and piano is an important piece in the classical repertoire for saxophone and piano, and Justin and Coady would like to encourage this work to be better understood in Australia. 

  • 09 May 2020 8:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The Boite's 2020 Matsudo Week concert focuses on Okinawa, the southernmost island of Japan, somewhat isolated from the mainland with a warm tropical climate.  Okinawan music uses a different scale, the folk music is upbeat and catchy. Featuring the Brandon Lee koto ensemble, Mion Kamei (Sanshin - Okinawan Shamisen), Ichimadin (Sanshin, Taiko and Shinobue) and Anne Norman (Shakuhachi).

    Date and Time: Saturday 9 May 2020 at 8:00 pm



  • 07 May 2020 8:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Chuei Yoshikawa, Nick Charles & Leigh Sloggett

    Chuei San is one of Japan’s leading acoustic guitarists, with numerous recordings and concerts at home and abroad. Nick Charles is known internationally as “Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic blues and roots guitar music”. Leigh Sloggett has been playing blues and lap slide guitar since the age of 12.

    Date and Time: 7 May 2020 at 8:00 pm



  • 02 Apr 2020 12:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date: Thu 2 – Thu 9 April

    Open Mon – Fri, 12 – 6pm  Sat – Sun, 11am – 4pm

    Venue: Arts House

    North Melbourne Town Hall 521 Queensberry St, North Melbourne

    Arts House will play host to the world premiere of the latest in Fujimoto’s ongoing exploration into sound and light: power of one #distortion will offer another glimpse beyond the boundaries of the visible. In keeping with the evolving nature of the artist’s work, it will both speak to earlier iterations of the series (in this case drawing on the same aural components featured in test pattern 2) while presenting curious new forms through which to perceive it. Be there for its unveiling.

    These works are part of Spectral: a series of installations and performances that dive into the spaces between sound and light. From immersive interruptions that capture the mind, to synaesthetic voyages beyond the boundaries of the body, these works demand to be experienced. For more information, please click HERE

  • 27 Mar 2020 6:45 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Friday, 27 March 2020 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

    Venue: Ladder Art Space 4/81 Denmark St  Kew, VIC 3101


    Discover a different night out & enter your happy place with friends by your side!


    All painting materials are provided such as canvas, easel, paints, brushes, and apron

    We provide all glassware, bottle openers, and ice

    Take home your own finished artwork on a 30×40 cm stretched canvas

    A night full of fun and enthusiasm along with great music while you gain artistic tuition from a professional artist!


    A thirst for painting and trying something new

    Your favourite drink and snack

  • 25 Mar 2020 4:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: 25 March 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Venue: Japanese Studies Centre, Monash University, Clayton

    This month's seminar is a double feature:  we'll have two 30 minute presentations to discuss current social issues in Japan, with afternoon tea. Please join us!

    International Student Mobility in Contemporary Japan: A quantitative and qualitative case study of its significance and impact

    Professor Takamichi Mito, Kwansei Gakuin University

    Practice of "telling your own story" among Narcotic Anonymous members in Japan: Drug addictions, DARC, and the principle of anonymity

    Professor Yasusuke Minami, Seijo University

    For more information, please click HERE

  • 22 Mar 2020 9:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The Wine Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is a London based organisation that oversees teaching and qualifications in the beverage industry.  Melissa Mills, one of our dedicated AJSV members will be teaching the WSET Level 1 Award in Sake on Sunday March 22 in the beverage room at William Angliss Institute in Melbourne’s CBD. 

    This is a one day intensive program jam-packed with information about sake styles, categories, ingredients, fermentation, production, labeling terms, serving techniques and food pairing considerations. It’s a fun, learning environment heightened by lots of practical tasting exercises and experiences

    Date and Time: Sunday 22 March 2020 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

    Venue: William Angliss Institute Melbourne CBD

    For more information, please click HERE

  • 17 Mar 2020 7:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Tue., 17 March 2020 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Venue: Northcote Library, 32-38 Separation St Northcote, VIC 3070

    Cost: Free!

    Learn about this traditional Japanese writing style – both a beautiful art form as well as a means of communication. You’ll get hands-on practice of the techniques and tools as you learn to write your name in Japanese calligraphy.  For more information, please click HERE

    Individuals may choose to book directly with Darebin Libraries by contacting the library on 1300 655 355.

  • 06 Mar 2020 3:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 of March 3 pm- 7 pm (open 2:30 pm)

    Venue: Second Stitch, Level 1/377 Sydney Rd, Coburg Melbourne

    Learn and create the most unique belt bag with Japanese silks.

    You will join a 4 hour class conducted by the designer of the brand herself, traveling from Japan with a suitcase full of treasures!

    Together we will learn how to shape , cut sew...and turn beautiful antique silks into a unique bag.

    All the materials, including precious textiles sourced in Japan, patterns, as well as each and every sewing tool will be provided on the spot.

    If the world of sewing is totally foreign to you, don't worry and come challenge yourself. You will be explained all the basics techniques required to create a stunning object. If you have good sewing notions, extra options will be offered for you to modify our design and challenge yourself even more!

  • 29 Feb 2020 7:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Saturday 29 February 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Venue:Sidney Myer Music Bowl


    Presented by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Arts Centre Melbourne for Asia TOPA.

    Celebrate legendary composer-conductor Joe Hisaishi with a huge performance of his music from the films of Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli in an extraordinary concert event at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, exclusive to Melbourne.

    Hisaishi will conduct the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and MSO Chorus through the magical scores and heart-stirring montages from renowned films by renowned director Hayao Miyazaki including Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbour Totoro and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away, which will play on a huge screen at the Bowl.

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