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  • 03 Nov 2018 8:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Saturday 3 November, 8pm-9pm

    Venue:  WPAC Hall, Wangaratta, VIC 3677

    Booking: http://wangarattajazz.com/artists/niran-dasika-quartet/

    Price Range $55.00 - $330.00 

    Suzaku is the latest incarnation of Niran Dasika, a young trumpet player garnering much attention both in Japan and in Australia following placing second in the 2017 Wangaratta Jazz Festival’s National Jazz Awards.

    For this performance Niran is joined by Sumire Kuribayashi (JPN) on piano, Shun Ishiwaka (JPN) on drums and Sam Anning (AU) on bass. Resonating with a remarkably wide range of audiences, AllAboutJazz.com describes Suzaku as “like birds singing in a placid twilight… glows with a luminescent reverence”.

  • 03 Nov 2018 2:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Saturday 3 November, 2pm-3pm

    Venue:  WPAC Hall, Wangaratta, VIC 3677

    Booking: http://wangarattajazz.com/artists/james-macaulays-hishakaku-quartet/

    Price Range $55.00 - $330.00

    The Hishakaku Quartet is comprised of 2017 National Jazz Award winner James Macaulay (trombone), the 2017 runner-up Niran Dasika (trumpet), the extraordinary bass player Marty Holoubek and the incredible Japanese drumming virtuoso Shun Ishiwaka. They are excited to be releasing their debut album at Wangaratta, which was recorded in Tokyo in October 2017, and features compositions by Macaulay, Dasika and Holoubek. The album reflects the members’ long term association developed over several tours of Japan; with the band named after their favourite Yakitori restaurant in the small Tokyo suburb of Ekoda.

  • 28 Oct 2018 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)




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  • 26 Oct 2018 6:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Friday 26 October, 6:00pm – 8:00pm 

    Location: Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville.

    Cost: Free  (registration recommended)
    Bookings: https://events.unimelb.edu.au/events/11130-world-music-concert-african-music-dance-ensemble-and-shakuhachi-ensemble

    Adam Simmons then leads a choir of nearly 50 shakuhachi students in performing traditional and contemporary Japanese flute pieces.  This World Music Concert showcases students from across the University of Melbourne. Christopher Lesser directs the African Music and Dance Ensemble and 40 musicians, in performing the traditional music of Ghana, Nigeria, and Guinea. 

  • 19 Oct 2018 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Register for a 2-day program exploring the Australia-Japan relationship.

    Hosted by: The Australia-Japan Society of NSW Inc.

    Date and Time: Friday 19 October (10am-5pm) at Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Surrey Hills NSW.

     Saturday 20 October (10am-4:30pm) at Aerial UTS Function Centre, Ultimo NSW.

    Fore more information, please click HERE 

  • 14 Oct 2018 11:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Sunday 14 October 11:00 am - 14:00 pm

    Location: Banksia Park, Templestowe Rd, Bulleen, VIC  

    The Sakura Picnic Day team are busy organising this fun family day event, details to be announced shortly!  

  • 28 Sep 2018 7:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date & Time: Friday 28 & Saturday 29 September, 7:30pm

    Venue: Hamer Hall, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank   Booking

    This September, experience the music of one of the world’s most renowned video games in the Australian premiere of Final Symphony: Music from FINAL FANTASY®.

    Following sell-out concerts across the globe, Final Symphony features the celebrated music of composers Nobuo Uematsu and Masashi Hamauzu. The MSO will perform the award-winning music of FINAL FANTASY VI, VII and X under the masterful baton of conductor Eckehard Stier.

    Final Symphony offers a new orchestral concert experience, not just for gamers, but for lovers of beautiful music interpreted in a unique artistic manner.

    Experience the music of FINAL FANTASY as you‘ve never heard it before; without the screens and in full symphonic surrounds this September.

    “Although there are many game music concerts nowadays, what makes Final Symphony so different is how the original music is interpreted more freely, in an artistic manner. It offers something really new that’s not just for game fans.” Nobuo Uematsu, composer

    Final Symphony © & ℗ 2013-2018 Merregnon Studios. Licensed by Square Enix.

    FINAL FANTASY is a registered trademark or trademark of Square Enix Group Co., Ltd.

  • 28 Sep 2018 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)


    "Little Japanese Day"  is an annual family fun day organized by a volunteer committee in spring school holiday.  

    It is an admission free event with loads of fun activities for all Japanese families and Japanese culture lovers. ENTRY FREE♡

    Date: Friday, September 28th 2018 (AFL Grand Final Eve public holiday) 
    10:00 - 15:00
    Inflatable World Oakleigh
    4 Railway Ave, Oakleigh
    Nearby off street parking available 
    5 mins walking from Huntingdale Railway Station

    On the day:
    Stalls and retailers for Japanese handmade jewellery, artwork and crockery ware and many more
    Pop up massage saloon
    Workshop and stage performance
    Japanese "paper play" storytelling mini theatre 
    Swap and share table
    Fantastic door prizes
    Kids entertainment corner 
    Jumping castle for toddlers and huge bouncing play area for bigger kids

     Cafe will be open for drinks and snack. Looking forward to seeing your happy faces there!

  • 23 Sep 2018 2:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date and Time: 23 September, 2pm-4pm

    Venue: Library at the Dock 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands 

    Tickets: $5

    Ichimadin Chiemi's sanshin buddies have been working so hard for this "Sanshin Buddies Show 2018". You can enjoy vairous Okinawan songs performed by Sanshin Buddies and Ichimadin. Ichimadin is also planning and preparing something fun for that day too! Please save the date (Sept 23), bring your family and friends to enjoy Okinawan vibes! 

  • 17 Sep 2018 5:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The Ranger from the Banksia Park and the Cherry Friends Society have applied for a "Pick My Project Grant" to make improvements to the cherry grove at Banksia Park. They are seeking $35,000 for a sprinkler system, chairs and a walking path. 

    Winning this grant relies on votes. So if you live near Banksia Park in Bulleen, then simply register online and vote for this fantastic project. When you register you can vote for 3 projects in their local community. So please click HERE and vote for this project! 

    Voting closes at 5pm, on Monday 17 September 2018.

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