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  • 25 Feb 2018 11:30 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    メルボルン夏祭り - 25th Feb 2018 at Federation Square


  • 22 Feb 2018 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    After a successful first edition in 2017, Gymnastics Australia is once again excited to host the World Cup Gymnastics Melbourne in 2018. As a part of the FIG’s new World Cup format for the 2017-2020 Olympic Cycle, Australia won the right to host a stop on the Individual Apparatus World Cup circuit, staging the first event in Melbourne in February 2017. Melbourne will continue to host this event for the next three years for both Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. 

    The competition features athletes from sixteen countries all over the world competing across two days of Qualifications on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 February, with the top eight athletes on each apparatus advancing to the Finals, to be held on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February.

    There are 4 Japanese gymnasts competing for the event.

    • Keisuke Asato

    • Kazuyuki Takeda

    • Kohei Kameyama

    • Hidetaka Miyachi


    For more information and purchasing tickets, click HERE.

  • 12 Feb 2018 7:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date: 12th February (Monday)

    Time: 7:30pm - 

    Venue: La Mama Theatre, 205 Faraday Street, Carlton

    Tickets: $15/ $10 concession

    Booking and more Infohttp://lamama.com.au/la-mama-programs/la-mama-musica-feb-march-april


  • 11 Feb 2018 2:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    February is the time when the reality of the new year begins to settle in and we take stock of where we're heading. This ceremony is intended to create a moment for you to come into yourself. To ground yourself. To connect with the mystery and to reveal new ways to keep moving through this beautiful experience called life.

    Chanoyu is a reciprocal and participatory ritual. It's power lies in the moments created between host, guest and tea together. Sit with tea, sit with each other, act together and let the power of this embodied, centuries old, yet profoundly contemporary and relevant ritual, open your heart to new possibilities.

    The afternoon will begin with a short introduction to Japanese Tea Ceremony and it’s etiquette. Hannah will guide you through all you need to know to allow yourself to sink into the ritual. The ceremony will then flow for about 90 minutes, there will be time to partake of tea, time to observe and time to meditate on the practice. We will finish with a Q&A session in which you will have the opportunity to ask specific questions to help you solidify your experience.

    The ceremony will be undertaken by Hannah Dupree.

    Date & Time: 11 February 2018, 2:00pm ~ 4:00pm

    Place: The Botanical Store, 70 High Street, Northcote

    Cost: $29.67

    Purchase the ticket from HERE.

  • 10 Feb 2018 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)



    This Valentine’s day... 

    the KAMI team wanted to bring you something special to share with the apple of your eye.  To create something really memorable, we are excited to share with you an amazing collaboration between KAMI and Louise Seymour, the Melbourne based artist and creator behind local paper-craft business Paperlab.

    Through her paper engineering skills she has collaborated with various creative agencies to design and transform the humble sheet of paper into bespoke pieces of art for a variety of audiences: Communities, libraries, galleries and well known craft and commercial brands like Facebook, Instagram, Westfield and National Gallery of Victoria.

    Her practice is deeply rooted in her former life as a Medical Scientist and her eye for precision and detail stems from the demanding world of data and test tubes.

    So join us this Valentine’s Day and bring along that special someone, and share an experience like no other.  you can be assured that your guest will be both very impressed at your thoughtfulness as well as deeply grateful to be in love with you.

    Cost: $82

    For booking, click HERE.

  • 06 Feb 2018 1:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    This technique of cutting layered paper is rare even in Japan. Teacher Robyn Cottew lived in Japan for six years and learnt this unusual art from her Japanese teacher (sensei).

    You will learn to create wonderful iconic Japanese designs using layers of paper. The process of doing this is quite therapeutic and relaxing.

    Tuesday afternoons for five weeks, 1pm to 2.30pm. February 6th – March 6th, 2018.

    Five sessions - $230 including all materials, Japanese tea, a cutting board and knife to keep.

    Bookings must be made by 30th January, 2018.


  • 31 Jan 2018 5:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    When Japanese people are ready to eat, they say "Itadakimasu" - meaning "I am now starting to eat". The Japanese cuisine is usually defined by its combination of food staples like noodles and rice with soup and a okazu (meat, fish, vegetable, tofu) to add flavor to the staple. Flavoring is often done with low fat, high sodium things like soy sauce, miso, and dashi. Rice and noodles are a staple of Japanese food.

    In Japanese home-style cooking, a lot of fresh, seasonal fish and vegetables are cooked and people enjoy the natural cycle of the seasons.

    So join Yuka as she teaches you the perfect Sushi roll, and dumplings and much more.

    So remember to thank Yuka at the end. "Gochiso sama" is the phrase meaning "Thank you for the feast"

    Class Duration

    The course is 3.5 hours in duration.

    Cooking

    All participants will be given the opportunity to prepare and cook.

    Participants will be provided with knife kits, and utilise commercial cooking equipment supplied by our venue.

    Recipe Pack

    Each participant receives a recipe pack so they have all the information to prepare this meal at home for friends and family.

    Date & Time: 31 January 2018, 5:30pm~8:30pm

    Place: Two Kings Cafe, 353 Centre Road, Bentleigh

    Cost: $128.29

    Register through HERE


  • 27 Jan 2018 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)



    ORIGAMI FOR KIDS

    Saturday 27 January 2018, 10 am - 12 pm at KAMI 217 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, $38

    In Japan, Origami is an integral part of growing up, deeply ingrained into daily life, and a form of self-expression as much as it is a revered form of art.

    We, at KAMI hold a solemn reverence for Origami, and are delighted to share with you the availability of our latest workshop: Origami for Kids, with our lovely Origamist, Asami.

    For Asami, Origami isn't just art, but something that she has live and breathed since childhood, growing up in Japan.  She has always had a fondness for the delicate craft, and loves nothing more than to help other children create memories of making entire worlds with humble sheets of paper.

    This love for children extends into her daily life as a real-life school teacher, guiding young children on a daily basis, and makes her particularly suited to share this living art with children

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

    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 locating any of the legions of amazing cafes to chill out in, one of our favorites is Alimentary at 251 Brunswick Street, which is located few minutes walk from us.

    https://kami.weteachme.com/classes/1024849-children-origami-workshop-with-asami-6-12-yr-old

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