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  • 24 Jul 2018 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)


    This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the world’s best Japanese and  Chinese players including Japan’s upcoming stars Tomokazu Harimoto and Mima Ito.

    Below is the link to purchase the tickets through Table Tennis Victoria website for each competition days (under Quick Links , Get Tickets– Australian Open):

    Click HERE for more information. 


  • 13 Jul 2018 5:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)


    Teen Movie Night - Mary and the Witch's flower


    DATE AND TIME

    Fri. 13 July 2018

    5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    Free entry  Register HERE

    LOCATION

    Camberwell Library

    340 Camberwell Road 

    Camberwell, VIC 3124

    From Academy Award-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi - animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and Ponyo - comes a dazzling new adventure about a girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night. Rated PG

    *This is a special event for school students aged 12 to 18 years.

    Pizza and Japanese snacks provided.

  • 11 Jul 2018 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Children's ORIGAMI Workshop ( 4th and 11th July)

    Kami Paper, 217 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

    2.0 hours

    Booking from HERE

    Description

    ORIGAMI FOR KIDS

    We delighted to share with you the availability of our workshop: Origami for Kids, with our paper artist, Michelle Lackenby

    Michelle is extremely personable and has over 25 years of experience in the creative industry with extensive skills and knowledge of paper arts and crafts.

    She teaches in workshops, Universities, corporate events, and runs many workshops for kids during school holidays. She's generous with her knowledge and has a great passion for all things paper.

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

    11th July - Themed around animals

    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 exploring any of the legions of amazing cafes. One of our favorites is "Alimentary" at 251 Brunswick Street, which is located few minutes walk from us.


  • 08 Jul 2018 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Earth School TANABATA Star Festival




    Celebrating Japanese Culture

    DATE AND TIME

    Sun, July 8, 2018

    10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    LOCATION

    114 Woods St

    114 Woods Street 

    Newport, VIC 3015

    Book HERE

    About this Event

    Tanabata Japanese Star Festival! 

    *Tanzakus Wishing Tree

    *Kyaraben Bento Lunch with Etsyuka feim from Harapeko Kids

    *Chakai Sencha Tea Party 

    *Nendo Dango Permaculture Seed Balls with Miwako Okumura from Eat My Garden 

    *Hokusai Great Wave Watercolour Art 

    *Origami Make Your Own Star Mobile

    *Amanogawa Galaxy Sensory Tray

    *Bojutsu Staff Martial Arts 

  • 07 Jul 2018 6:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)


    An exhilarating concert of Japanese drumming featuring taiko ensembles from across Australia and Japan. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy this one-off event showcasing the energy and love of drumming that the participating groups bring to the Australian taiko stage.

    Special Guest: Hiro Hayashida (Japan)

    Hiro Hayashida is an internationally-renowned Katsugi Okedaiko performer who was a member of Kodo for seven years from 1985, and has been recognized highly all over the world for his new style and his musicality.

    Hayashida Sensei is an excellent performer, composer and producer and has an ability to create very difficult compositions even in the Taiko world. We are honoured that he accepted our invitation this year!

    Fourteen taiko teams will gather in Melbourne in July to participate in 2018's All Australian Wadaiko Festival. This biennial celebration brings together taiko groups for workshops, masterclasses and the opportunity to participate in a performance that showcases what each group brings to Australia's taiko scene. This concert also includes a collaborative piece learnt and practiced during the Festival.

    Booking HERE

  • 04 Jul 2018 7:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Under the rising sun- A collaboration of World Music




    DATE AND TIME

    Wed., 04/07/2018, 7:30 pm  Book HERE

    LOCATION

    Northcote Social Club

    301 High Street 

    Northcote, VIC 3070

    DESCRIPTION

    FT. HIRO HAYASHIDA, ZI-PANG, ADAM SIMMONS, SAYAKO NAKAGAWA, NORIKO TADANO (JAPAN), GELAREH POUR,

    THIS SHOW IS STRICTLY 18+

    The ‘Under the Rising Sun’ concert delivers a eclectic collection of global music to local audiences.

    Hiro Hayashida and the ZI-PANG Japanese drummers have created unique musical artworks with a select number of exceptional Melbourne based musicians.

    We will have wonderful Iranian-Australian Persian Kamancheh and Qeychak player Gelareh Pour as support performer too.

    This is international music collaboration at its finest and it is not to be missed! 


  • 22 Jun 2018 10:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)



    DATE AND TIME

    Fri., 22/06/2018, 10:00 pm –Sat., 23/06/2018, 5:00 am 

    LOCATION

    New Guernica

    322 Little Collins Street

    Melbourne, VIC 3000

    DESCRIPTION

    Melbourne Golden Age Sound and Audio Bits is presenting Tokyo Love Hotel which is based on techno, Japanese Style deco and Sake. If you like the concept please join us on the 22nd June.

    Toru Ikemoto is returning to one of the best club for techno knows as New Guernica from Osaka since Strawberry Fields 2017.

    Tokyo Love Hotel will be supported by Melbourne Golden Age Sound's residents such as Kazuma Onishi, Sweetland, Audio Bits and birthday boy Budini. New Guernicais ready to serve a unique and tasty style of music with delicious Sake.


    The hotel booking are sure to fill up fast so dont snooze on getting your tickets.

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    Drink Special


    $3 Sake Shots till Mid-Night afer $5

    Market Stall

    Kimono Shop


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    Location


    322 Little Lonsdale Street -CBD-


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    All Night $10 Entry for Wearing KIMONO


    $10 First Release Ticket






  • 19 Jun 2018 8:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    World Cup 2018 Calling out all the Japanese fans in Melbourne!



    Come and watch Japan vs Colombia Live at Copacabana International tonight!

    Opening time and date Date:8:00 PM,19 June 2018 

    Game Time:10:00PM Teams: Colombia VS Japan 

    Location: 139 Smith Street - Fitzroy (Copacabana International)

  • 17 Jun 2018 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Japanese Bookbinding 


    DATE AND TIME

    Sun. 17 June 2018

    10:00 am – 1:00 pm 

    LOCATION

    Yarraville Community Centre

    59 Francis Street

    Yarraville, VIC 3013

    Cost:$69

    KAMI is excited to work with Michelle Lackenby from Paperazzi Design studio again after a great success in our first collaboration 

    In this 2.5 hour workshop with Michelle Lackenby, you’ll learn a variety of traditional binding stitch techniques and patterns and create your very own books to take home.

    The techniques covered include simple Japanese stitch, Japanese stab binding, Hemp stitch and tortoise shell binding. Each technique builds on the last and all notes and materials will be supplied so you can create your own set of softcover books to take home. 

    Come along and have a fun afternoon creating your very own handmade books combining Japanese binding and paper marbling techniques!. No experience necessary and all materials will be provided.


    For more information, please click HERE



  • 16 Jun 2018 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)



    Sumie Painting
    with Junko Azukawa

    Since becoming a resident of Melbourne, Australia in 2005, Junko has brought her unique artistic talents and outlook to the Australian art scene. She started teaching Japanese calligraphy and painting with children and adults at numerous schools and organisations and also exhibited at a number of galleries in Australia and Japan, most recently at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia in 2016 - 2017. In 2011 Junko started to use her art form with mental illness patients as a form of therapy with great compassion. She is also sought after in commercial design work for her skillful brushwork from bottle label design to restaurant interior design. She has had her illustrations published in the novel: NAVIGATIO authored by Australian writer Patrick Holland in 2014.

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