Ocean white: Cross-disciplinary, Inter-cultural Installation Performance Development

Ocean white is a collaborative visual-sound-lighting installation performance with Naomi Ota (visual art), Tim Humphrey and Madeleine Flynn (sound), Soo Yeun You (dance) and Peter Eckersall (dramaturge). Organizers have invited international collaborator Genta Iwamura who is the lighting designer for acclaimed Butoh dance company Sankaijuku.

Ikebana Exhibition

Shoso Shimbo and his students are presenting an exhibition of contemporary Japanese flower arrangements. Shoso is regarded as one of Australia’s top ikebana artists and has won multiple awards including the gold award at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

Suibokuga Demonstration & Masterclass

The Suibokuga artist and the chairperson of the International Bokuga Association, Kinsui Katori, will visit Melbourne again for the first time since the successful association’s exhibition at the Royal Exhibition Building in 2005 and will conduct a public masterclass and demonstration.

The 14th Japanese Film Festival

The 14th Japanese Film Festival is open now at ACMI.
Showing at ACMI Cinemas from 2nd December to 7th December.
You will experience the most engaging dramas, heart-warming comedies and daring samurai action…


The Japan Foundation is seeking volunteers for the 14th Japanese Film Festival.
There are 2 different kinds of volunteers we are looking for. To apply, please
read the following information carefully and fill out the online form.


To give a diverse range of EXPERIENCES in both traditional + modern Japanese culture
New style of Japan Culture Festival ? See, Learn, Make and Enjoy Japanese Culture

JCV FY2009 General Meeting Report

On Sunday August 1st 2010 the annual meeting of the JCV (Japanese Club of Victoria) was held at the Multicultural Hub in the city from 10:30am.

Japanese Day

Japanese Day celebrates the Sister City relationship between the City of La Trobe and Takasago City, Japan. Now in its seventh year, Japanese Day is a unique community day enjoyed by all who delight in exploring Japanese culture and discovering more about the Sister City of Takasago and the Japanese people.

JET Program 2011 Information Seminars

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program is designed to promote mutual understanding between Japan and other nations, foster international exchange at the local level and enhance foreign language education in Japan. Two types of positions are available:

Mari Funaki ‘Object’

Mari Funaki (1950-2010) was well known as one of Australia’s leading contemporary jewellers and metal-smiths. Working predominantly with gold and blackened mild steel, she was highly regarded for her distinctive geometric jewellery forms and sculptural objects.