The Dojo Ramen Bar – Northcote

The Dojo Ramen Bar ADDRESS: 333 High St Northcote, 3070TEL: 03-9482-1247FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/dojoramen We strolled off High Street into Dojo Ramen to the sounds of…

January Event Calendar 2014

In 2014, Melbourne play host to a number of Chinese New Year Festivals. Each venue offers its own unique festival theme, performances and food….

Ryukyu music and dance performance

The Japan Foundation, Sydney and Okinawa Prefecture proudly present the Australian debut of Tale of the Southern Winds, a stunning dance theatre work by Okinawa Song & Dance Theatre Ensemble, Chura. Tale of the Southern Winds shows for two nights only: December 14 in Sydney, and December 17 in Melbourne.
The all-female ensemble comes direct from Okinawa, the subtropical islands of Southern Japan—also known as Japan’s secret paradise. This lyrical and powerful performance captures the essence of life in the islands of Okinawa: the cultural richness, colourful history, distinctive sound and breathtaking natural beauty.


A team of twelve musicians from Japan, KINDENRYU, Kotonetto are coming to Australia for the first time to perform on traditional Taisho Koto instruments.

Try Something New at YAMAHA Music Education Centre

Challenge yourself with a new skill at Yamaha’s new music school in Melbourne, Australia

YAMAHA Music Education Centre has opened a new school in Carnegie. In Japan 520,000 students learn at Yamaha Music Schools and worldwide 180,000 students at 1,600 different schools in 14 different countries, experience the joy of music. In Victoria there are eight schools.

Ibuki Japanese Cusine

The Ibuki Restaruant Lonsdale is a Japanese restaurant that first opened in September 2009. Established in 1855, the restaurant’s building is one of Melbourne’s oldest architectural monuments, originally designated as a Victorian Historical Heritage Site. With the traditional Victorian brickwork, coupled with vivid Japanese seasonal flags and ”washi” paper decorations, the restaurant offers a very warm Japanese style atmosphere.