08 April 2020
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
From legendary filmmaker Takashi Miike (13 Assassins) comes Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai which tells a tale of love, honour and revenge amidst the fall of the Samurai in 17th Century Japan.
Date: From 21 Mar
Venue: Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon St, Carlton
Admission: Check Cinema Nova website
Supernova Pop Culture Expo
From manga to anime, to sci-fi to card games, all your beloved pop culture will be gathered conveniently under one roof! This year popular voice actor, Yuko Miyamura will be a special guest at the Melbourne expo appearing over the weekend for autographs and Q&A sessions. See our previous coverage on Yuko Miyamura and her voice acting classes over here.
Date: 12-14 Apr
Venue: Melbourne Showgrounds
Admission: Adults $27.50, Children under 12 are free
Free Japanese Film Screenings
Coinciding with the school holidays, JICC will be showing popular anime movies over 3 consecutive days! Fall in love with Chibi Maruko and the mischievous Crayon Shinchan and time travel with Makoto in The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Classic Japanese movies will screen at the end of the month.
Date: 2-4, 30 Apr, Various times
Venue: Japan Information & Cultural Centre, Consulate-General of Japan, Level 8, 570 Bourke St, Melbourne
Admission: Free, spaces limited, RSVP to [email protected]
The Golden Age of Colour Prints: Ukiyo-e
Drawn from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Golden Age showcases one of the most significant collections of Japanese prints in the world. The exhibition showcases 96 ukiyo-e prints and offers a rare opportunity for visitors to appreciate the gorgeous colour aesthetic printed in multiple colours. See our media coverage here!
Date: Until 7 Jun
Venue: Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford St, Shapparton
Admission: Adult $12, Concession and members $8, Family $28