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Opening night – at last. It had been years since Kirsten Paisley’s visit to a Japanese sister city to see an internationally acclaimed exhibition of woodblock prints. An intervening national disaster – the 2011 earthquake – set its fate. It was headed for the Goulburn Valley, and on the way the curator from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston had even stayed in the cargo-hold with the pieces.
The animals in the prints are so beautiful and adorable that there is a need for a word other than ‘cute’. But that’s what they are – cute.
When I first saw Kyoko Imazu’s works I thought, ‘it can’t be helped that this artist chose such adorable animals to draw.’
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.
Come and laugh till your jaw drops!!
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.
Coming down to Australia for the first time!
Ever popular 100 yen shop’s 4th store in Melbourne
On 9th Dec, SAKE x SOBA matching event was held at Shimbashi Japanese Soba & Sake bar ft. famous SAKE master, Toshi Maeda!
Enjoy the delicacy of Charcoal-grilled marbled meat and hospitality fit for a Korean King
Guhng The Palace Korean Charcoal BBQ Restaurant
19 McKillop St Melbourne, VIC 3000