There's a good reason for taking a trip up the Hume Highway. From March, there will be an exclusive collection of Japanese prints on exhibition at the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM).
The Seven Gods of Good Fortune Playing Party Games
Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, (?)–1806)
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudō) (Japanese)
Japanese, Edo period, about 1802–03 (Kyōwa 2–3)
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, 11.21171
Image copyright 2013 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
From legendary filmmaker Takashi Miike (13 Assassins), HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI.
Thanks to Icon Films, you can win one of 5 double passes to see the film.
23 March– 1 April 2013
12 junior high student ambassadors from Minamisoma will visit Melbourne!
Information about donations
Edward Lear's famous poem provided the theme for a delightful sculpture by Japanese ceramic master, Shoko Mafune. She'd smile at the thought his playful rhyme might draw you closer to her artwork - that's what she wants. Shoko uses her clay figures to reach out, as if pottery is her special language to engage with the world.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan offered the opportunity for Australian and New Zealand students to travel to Japan for 10 days, 9th December to 18th of December 2012, in order to experience Japan’s current situation and its culture. The project was introduced as part of the recovery plan of Japan after the 2011 earthquake disaster.
This is the travelogue by Brett Ong, one of the participants from Melbourne.
With Christmas just around the corner, finding the perfect gift can be hard. But don’t stress, below are some amazing stores in Melbourne and online where you can find that special Japanese style gift.
Japan Culture and Art Festival
We have a notice from JCAF Art Exhibition section!
Share your own travel snaps and start planning your Japan experience with Postcards from Japan.
Participate in their photo contest (October 17-31) too!
from the Sixty-nine stations of the Kiso road series (Kisokaidō Rokujūku-tsugi)
Edo period, c.1834 Japan
25.7 x 38.1 cm (image and sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1910
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