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September 2015
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Shadow & Light—The Craft of Noh Mask Carving
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Our gallery's next exhibition, titled Shadow & LightThe Craft of Noh Mask Carving, features striking Japanese Noh masks, hand-carved by master craftsman Hideta Kitazawa. Much more than mere props, a single mask comes to life onstage to express a range of emotions when worn by a performer. Along with Kitazawa's masks will be a selection of his personal carving tools, and photographs showing the masks in use. The exhibition starts September 16. To see Kitazawa in action and hear about the process first-hand, join us for a mask-carving demonstration on September 17.
about the exhibition
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Noh Theatre in English
The Japan Foundation, Sydney is proud to support the premiere of Oppenheimer, a Noh play in English, in Sydney by local scholar and writer Allan Marett. This play is about J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb, whose ghost is forced to revisit the site of Hiroshima, after its bombing at the end of WWII. Win a double pass to see the play by sending your name to jnewsletter@jpf.org.au.
more on oppenheimer
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Kurosawa Films in Adelaide
The late Akira Kurosawa is one of the most highly regarded and influential filmmakers in cinematic history. OzAsia Festival will screen three of his detective films at Mercury Cinema over September 23–25. To win a double pass to any film, email your name and chosen title, with the subject 'Kurosawa' to jnewsletter@jpf.org.au.
see the program
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Test Your
Japanese
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Get your Japanese language skills recognised with the Japanese Language Proficiency Test on December 6. Tests are available for all levels of Japanese, from beginner to advanced. Register now to take the test in a city near you. 
Deadline: September 11
apply now
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Japanese
Film Festival
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Hurray! Dates and venues for the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) have been announced. The program is still under wraps, but expect a variety of Japanese cinematic flavours, from anime to action and cult on the side. Check out the website and save the dates!
dates & venues
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Turning Japanese 
Comedy Show
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Turning Japanese, a solo comedy show by Sydney-born Sean Murphy, is about run-ins with a culture that he doesn't quite fit in with. This show will stir up amusing memories of visitors to Japan and other countries. Run as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival at The Japan Foundation, Sydney, September 2426.
rsvp now
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Library News
& Reviews
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New to the Library this month is the full-colour book Future Living which features innovative and modern architecture in Japan. See how Japanese design is adapting to suit the needs of single dwellers and small families.  
read the review
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Volunteer
At JFF
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We're looking for JFF volunteers to help with promotions for the big event! Registrations are open for Canberra, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane with registrations for Melbourne and Adelaide opening soon. Bring a friend and sign up!
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Events
Near You
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Connect with Japan in your local area! Enjoy Japanese art in Adelaide and Cowra, cosplay at a pop culture expo in Melbourne, discover sound art in Sydney, listen to a talk in Hobart, watch a kabuki performance in Canberra, and more!   
what's on
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