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  • 24 Aug 2019 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    GET READY for the 6th Animaga Expo, a convention that celebrates anime, manga, gaming, and Japanese culture. We have competitions, special guests, and more. Come join us for a weekend of fun that you won't forget!

    Date and Time: Sat, 24  – Sun, 25 Aug 10 am - 4 pm 

    VenueRoyal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson St, Carlton, Melbourne, VIC 3053

  • 20 Aug 2019 4:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Please join our upcoming seminar which will introduce the basics of Australian legal practice and focus on some of main the differences between Australian and Japanese law.

    Mr. Geread Dooley, who has 12 years of experience as an Australian lawyer, will break down some of the Australian legal complexities and touch on key areas such as commercial contracts and director's duties.

    Date and Time: Tuesday 20th August 2019, 4 pm- 5:30 pm (registration open at 3:45 pm) reception to follow

    Venue: MinterEllison (Boardroom 1 & 2) Rialto Towers 525 Collins St, Melbourne

    Speaker: Mr Geread Dooley: Japanese Practice Leader, MinterEllison

                     Mr Ryohei Ikeda: Legal consultant, MinterEllison

    This seminar will be in English with summaries provided in Japanese. Please book via JCCI webiste by 13th August 

  • 16 Aug 2019 11:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The Hall of Dreams : Japanese Calligraphy by Dennis Kishere and

    Misshapen Chaos : Oil Paintings by Michael Griffeth” 16th and 17th August

     “Wind God Thunder God” by Dennis Kishere   


    Date and Time: Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August 11 am- 4 pm 

    Venue: Malvern Artist Society Callery, 1297 High St Malvern VIC 3122 

  • 10 Aug 2019 12:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Tea ceremony is an embodied sensory experience that facilitates an openhearted, mindful exchange, connecting participants to their feelings, to each other, to the moment and the wider world.

    Date and Time: Saturday August 10 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Venue: KSR Gallery

    Ground Level Rialto Piazza

    525 Collins St Melbourne, VIC 3000

    Featuring Hannah Dupree (Storm in a Tea Cup).

    5-6 hours of continuous Japanese Tea Ceremony in the Gallery.

    A one on one ceremonial tea experience.

    Please arrive at any time during the scheduled hours.

  • 20 Jul 2019 6:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Saturday 20th July, 6:00 pm

    Venue:  Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston St, Carlton

    Tickets: $25 online/ $30 at the door

    Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BCCWV

    The pieces are going to be unique and challenging, and there will be a big ensemble piece at the end!

  • 13 Jul 2019 3:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Sat, 13 July 2019 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

    Venue: Yarraville Community Centre

    59 Francis Street Yarraville, VIC 3013  Booking 

    Learn how to make your own tofu using traditional Japanese methods and local ingredients. Using Australian organic non-GMO soybeans, experience the whole process of tofu making. Become familiar with the many varieties of tofu and the various processes to make them. This workshop includes a shared lunch using tofu and complementary ingredients such as okara.

    What you will learn

    history, varieties, various production processes of tofu

    shared lunch

    hands-on tofu making to

    how to continue making your own tofu to your home

    What you will get

    your own hand-made tofu (2 serves)

    simple tofu making kit including tofu coagulant to use at home

    instructions covering the process to make your own tofu at home

    What to bring


    container (500mls -1L)

    About the tutor

    This workshop is presented by Shotaro from Ferm.shed Mamehana. Shotaro is a Japanese fermenter who loves cooking and introducing traditional Japanese food to local people. Find out more about Japanese fermenting at Ferm.shed Mamehana.

  • 12 Jul 2019 1:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Friday 12 July 1 pm- 3 pm 

    VenueHuntingdale Hall: Germain St & Huntingdale Road
    Oakleigh South VIC 3167  

    In this workshop, participants will be using bamboo and washi paper to create an Edo-style kite to take home. After the workshop, you can join us outside to fly your beautiful new kites!

    Please note:  this workshop is for school-aged children. Best suited for ages 8-10. Children under the age of 7 will require the assistance of a parent or guardian. Tickets are $15 + booking fee per child (parents/guardians accompanying children are free).

    Fore more information, please click HERE

  • 27 Jun 2019 7:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Tomoko Kawabata Piano recital -Wood, Metal & Vibrating Air

    Date and Time: Thursday 27 June 7:30 pm-

    Venue: Sound Gallery 48 Exhibition Walk, Monash University

    Cost: $20-$35 Booking

    Since moving to Australia in 2002, Tomoe Kawabata, an internationally sought-after recitalist, concert and chamber musician, has been doing Australian audiences a great service by increasing their familiarity with Japanese composers. In this fascinating program she explores the art of Akio Yashiro and Akiro Miyoshi (both of whom studied at the Paris Conservatoire during the 1950s) and their links to Ravel, Debussy and Dutilleux. Here is your first chance to hear a beautiful Arvo Pärt-like piece, Mirror of Stars, by one of Japan’s greatest living composers, Akira Nishimura.

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

    Dragon Ball Super: Broly - Special Event Panel + Encore Screening

    Date and Time: Mon 24 June, 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm

    Venue: The Astor Theatre 1 Chapel St  St Kilda, VIC 3128

    Dragon Ball Super The Movie: Broly returns to cinemas for two very special screenings in Sydney and Melbourne that fans won’t want to miss!

    As if you had any more reason to catch Broly in cinemas again, each screening will feature a one hour live panel with Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat - the iconic voices of Goku and Vegeta!

    Tickets are limited, so get yours quick to avoid disappointment.  Booking 

    Q&A Start Time: 7:00pm

    Film Start Time: 8:15pm

    Film Finish Time: 9:55pm 

  • 23 Jun 2019 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Sunday 23 June 

    Venue:  Not Just A Card : 325 Koornang Road Carnegie, VIC 3163  Booking

    Join us for a one-day Japanese box making workshop. This workshop is tailored for crafters who are interested to learn how to make a 'Hinged Box' from scratch by using beautiful handmade Japanese papers, glue and box boards. No prior experience required, just lots of patience and enthusiasm!

    Please note: there will be lots of cutting involved using a cutter/blade, cutter mat and a steel ruler.

    This workshop is fun and interactive where you will walk away from the workshop with a beautiful handmade box.


    Handmade Japanese papers


    Box boards

    Tissue papers

    Class notes and instructions


    Cutting mat - minimum A3 size (preferably A2)

    Craft cutting knife (and extra blades)

    Steel ruler or mat ruler - minimum 45cm (please don't bring plastic ruler!)

    A dark pencil or mechanical paper


    Bone folder


    A full material list with photos of the above items will be emailed to you after payment is made.


    This workshop runs from 10 am to 4 pm, with 45 to 60 minutes of lunch break. Lunches are not provided.

    We have a lot to cover, please be on time and we won't be able to run late!

    There will be lots of cutting involved using a cutter/blade, cutter mat and a steel ruler.

    Due to the duration and the nature of the workshop, students under 18 are not recommended to enroll.

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