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October 2016
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Japanese Classic Films
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JFF Classics returns with humanistic post-war films by independent directors Kaneto Shindo and Tadashi Imai. Screening in 16mm and 35mm, the films tackle social issues and human tragedies. Program highlights include Imai's grim title, A Story from Echigo, a bleak and violent portrait of poverty, and Shindo's masterfully shot film, Mother, which depicts a single mother's struggle and determination after the Hiroshima bombing. Screens from October 8 at Sydney's Art Gallery of New South Wales, and from November 25 at Melbourne's Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
see program titles
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Stories Behind 'Perseverance'
Discover the stories behind the Perseverance exhibition. Flying in from America, photographer Kip Fulbeck will give a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his stunning tattoo images in an intimate gallery talk. In a larger talk immediately after, he will reveal the hidden work of bridging the gap between museums and tattoo to create the exhibition. Both talks held at our premises on Thursday, October 6.
talk info
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Book Giveaway
Win a full colour catalogue, featuring bonus photographs not found in the Perseverance exhibition. The exhibition explores the artistry of Japanese tattoo and showcases the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists, along with tattoo works by selected others. To enter the draw, send your name and address to jnewsletter@jpf.org.au.
see the exhibition
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Contemporary Japanese Art
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Coming up is a major survey exhibition by Tatsuo Miyajima, one of Japan's leading contemporary artists known for his interactive and technologically-driven sculptures and installations. This Sydney-exclusive exhibition will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Arts. Supported by The Japan Foundation, Sydney. Starts November 3.
discover art
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See the Japanese Film Festival
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Japanese Film Festival tickets are on sale with the exception of Melbourne which starts October 14. If you're based in Perth, Sydney or Melbourne, you could win a double pass! To enter, send your name, address, city and your pick from this year's JFF to jnewsletter@jpf.org.au.
see the lineup
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Shakuhachi
Workshop
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Learn the shakuhachi, Japan's traditional bamboo flute, with master player Bronwyn Kirkpatrick. This hands-on introductory demonstration and workshop will be held at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, November 12. To win a place in the workshop, send your name to jnewsletter@jpf.org.au.
workshop details
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Library News
& Reviews
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A book of the best kept secrets Japan has to offer. The Wonder 500 is a special project uncovering exemplary but little known Japanese goods, food and travel experiences that few outsiders know about.
see the full review
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Volunteer
of the Month
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Special mention this month goes to Nayomi Gribble, an approachable and passionate volunteer who assisted at our recent talk events. Thank you Nayomi, we're looking forward to working with you again!
volunteer with us
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Events
Near You
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Connect with Japan in your local area! This month, see a film in Melbourne, join in on the festivities in Canberra, attend an origami convention in Sydney, enjoy music in Mudgeeraba, and more!
what's on
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