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  • 17 Jun 2019 6:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Japanese Pottery Workshop 

    Design and create a nest of 3 small bowls, perfect for dips or olives. These creations will be the talk of your next antipasto platter. Choose a glaze in class and we will contact you when your creation is ready to collect.


    What you will learn

    • introduction to basic techniques of ceramics
    • how to handle and hand build with clay
    • pinching and coiling methods

    What you will get

    • 3 small bowls, collect after they have been fired

    What to bring

    • all materials provided
    • no long nails
    • wear old clothing

    Date And TimeMon., 17 June 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Venue: Yarraville Community Centre 59 Francis Street Yarraville, VIC 3013

    Cost: $70   Booking

  • 08 Jun 2019 11:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Sake Matsuri Melbourne 2019


    Date and TimeSat., 8 June 2019, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm  And 4:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm 

    Venue: Grau Projekt Level 1/2-12 Alexandra Parade (Enter Via Reeves Street) Clifton Hill 

    Love saké and want to get to know it better? SAKE MATSURI  is the place to do it.

    Come and try a range of different varieties of saké brought in from Japan by Australia’s best importers, like Black Market Sake, Déjà vu Sake Co., Sakeshop by Chef’s Armoury, Sakenet Australia, SuperSake and more.

    Taste and embrace both new and traditional styles of sake, from fine Junmai Daiginjo, Namazake, umami rich Junmai, to flavoursome aged Koshu nihonshu.

    To keep you on your feet, we'll have delicious food available to purchase, cooked by some local legends announced closer to the event.

    Grab your ticket now to the largest Japanese sake festival in Australia, Sake Matsuri. 

    Please click HERE

    *You must be over 18 to attend. Please bring a valid form of identification with you on the day just to be sure (Passport or driving license).


  • 04 Jun 2019 7:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Miles Okazaki at Melbourne International Jazz Festival




    Date and Time: Tuesday 4 June 7:00 pm- 

    Venue: The Jazzlab  27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056

    In a ‘monumental statement of devotion’ (The New York Times), guitarist Miles Okazaki recorded Work – an album recording, for the first time, the entire Thelonious Monk songbook on a solo instrument.Consisting of all 70 known Monk compositions, Work has wowed critics and jazz lovers since its 2018 release and has been hailed as ‘heroic’, ‘jaw-dropping’ and a ‘dazzling invention’.

    Okazaki will play 50 minutes of material from Work in a solo performance at the Jazzlab for MIJF. Fore more information, please click HERE


  • 02 Jun 2019 2:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    A Sunday Afternoon of Music from China and Japan


    Date and Time: Sunday 2 June 2:00–3:30pm

    Venue: Monash MPavilion, 26 Ancora Imparo Way, Monash Clayton Campus

    Cost: Free

    Join us for a selection of Sunday afternoon concerts showcasing musical styles from around the world! Travelling from Iran to Afghanistan, India, China and Indonesia, each concert will feature music, dance, and cultural offerings from each country. 

    June is the music from China and Japan! 

    For more information, please click HERE


  • 31 May 2019 6:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    World music Choir and Shakuhachi Ensemble



    Date and Time: Friday 31 May, 6 pm- 8 pm

    VenueMelba Hall Gate 13 Royal Parade Parkville, VIC 3010  

    Cost: Free

    Each semester, students from across the University of Melbourne learn to perform traditional and popular music from around the world. This evening, Dr Joseph Jordania leads a choir of 200 students in singing traditional and contemporary songs from China, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Adam Simmons then leads a choir of over 50 shakuhachi students in performing traditional and contemporary Japanese flute pieces.

    Fore more information, please click HERE


  • 25 May 2019 5:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)


  • 19 May 2019 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Box Hill Japan Festival 2019


    Date and Time: Sunday 19th May 2019   10:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM

    Venue: Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill

    Entry Fee

    Ages 12 & more: $5,  Ages 6-11: $3

    Free Entry

        Children up to 5 years old

        Disabled persons (+ 1 carer)

        Pensioners Card Holders

        Seniors Card Holders

        Persons dressed in Kimono or Yukata

        Persons dressed in full Cosplay Costumes

    Performances

    Japanese Taiko Drumming, Traditional Dance, Karate, Shamisen, Choir, Karaoke Show, etc.

    Exhibits

    Ikebana, Bonsai, Bullet Train (Shinkansen) Model Railway, etc.

    Demonstrations

    Tea Ceremony, Shogi Japanese chess, Origami, Ground Golf, Tennis, etc.

    About 110 Stalls expected

    Takoyaki, Yakitori, Japanese Sweets, Tea, Japanese Toys, Ceramics, Books, Craft, Kimono, Yoyo game, and lots more


  • 17 May 2019 12:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    AJSV Scholarship Program 2019


    AJSV is again offering Victorian secondary school students in years 9, 10 and 11 the opportunity to participate in an established exchange program funded by a scholarship from generous sponsors. Nine years ago, a decision was made to work with schools offering Japanese as a second language to enable their own students to participate in an exchange program wholly organised by the school. Following the success of a pilot scheme in 2010 and similar initiatives since then, the Society is pleased to provide the same scholarship opportunity in 2019 for eligible students to partake in a memorable experience in Japan during the financial year of the 2019-2020.

    Members of the Society are kindly invited to speak to eligible students and parents/guardians about the scholarship program so that they may submit applications to the society by the closing date, Friday 17/05/2019. Please advise them to consult the list of eligibility criteria and application procedures before submitting the application form.

    Please go to our website to obtain the list of eligibility criteria and application procedures and the application form.


  • 10 May 2019 8:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Friday 10 May 2019 8:00pm-

    Venue: Boxhill Community Arts Centre

    Tickets: $27/$20 concession

    Link: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=472203&

    Details: Anne Norman (shakuhachi) and Brandon Lee (koto) will present a programme that draws upon the theme of moonlight and the romantic nature of it.  Will be joined by a koto ensemble, and Japanese Calligraphy artist Junko Azukawa!


  • 02 May 2019 10:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Mustang Jerx (Japan) + More at The Vineyard!


    Date and Time: Thursday 2 May 10 pm- 1 am

    Venue: The Vineyard 71A Acland St, St Kilda

    Tokyo’s premier Blues Punk trio, Mustang Jerx are returning to Australia this April/May to rip up Sydney, Orange and Melbourne for the release of their latest recording “Easter Monday” which was honed in a string of gigs up and down their homeland of Japan.

    For close to 20 years Mustang Jerx have been slamming their unique brand of house rocking, foot stomping, rip roaring punk playing alongside Japanese legends Guitar Wolf, Electric Eel Shock, Jet Boys, King Brothers, The Neat Beats and Aussie icons Deniz Tek.

    Fore more information, please click HERE

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