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February 2017
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Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
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In our next exciting exhibition, master ceramicists Ryota Aoki and Gentaro Yokoyama push boundaries with experimental glazes and new forms. What wonderful creations will emerge? Join us and celebrate the joint exhibition's opening with the artists. Also not to be missed, an artist talk discussing their practices and another talk on the place of traditional Japanese craft, known as kogei, in contemporary art. This program is part of the Breaking the Mould event series. Exhibition opens March 1
see event flyer
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Japan x Indigenous Australia
Japanese didgeridoo player GOMA will fly into Sydney for a solo performance (Feb 25) and a talk (Feb 23) where he will share his story on healing after a near-fatal accident that left him with memory loss. These events are part of the Echoes program, which also features talks on cross-cultural musical collaboration and indigenous Japanese music.  
dates & venues
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Merging Drama and Dance
Discover hybrid drama and dance from Japan in The Unknown Dancer in the Neighbourhood, a solo show written by rising director and playwright Suguru Yamamoto. Under the night sky, a bustling suburb transforms from apathetic to dangerous. It is time to reveal its inhabitants' stories. In Japanese with English surtitles. Showing on March 22 & 23 at Sydney's Eternity Playhouse.
book via eventbrite
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Hikashu Tour
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Experimental pop/rock band, Hikashu, will tour major cities in Australia and New Zealand. Led by versatile vocalist Koichi Makigami, they channel innovation and energy into their music. Supported by The Japan Foundation, Hikashu's tour runs Feb 21 - Mar 1
event info
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Ticket Giveaway
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Lovers of classical music, don't miss internationally acclaimed pianist Yu Kosuge's recital, supported by The Japan Foundation, Sydney. To win a double pass to her concert on Feb 21, 6:30pm, send your name and address to jnewsletter@jpf.org.au.
see program
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Website Notice
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Our website is due for an upgrade. While we're working on it, our website may experience short bursts of downtime until its relaunch in March. Do you have any suggestions for our new website? Email us at jnewsletter@jpf.org.au.
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Library News
& Reviews
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No individual has had greater impact on Japanese manga and animation than Osamu Tezuka. The Osamu Tezuka Story is a biography, drawn in Tezuka's own style, spanning his life from boyhood to his final years.
read our tumblr review
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Volunteer
of the Month
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Our outstanding volunteer of the month is Brandon Hua, a super efficient worker who ploughed through our data entry tasks. Thanks very much Brandon for your assistance!
volunteer with us
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Events
Near You
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Connect with Japan in your local area! This month, enjoy a fusion of ballet and Japanese drumming in Perth, watch theatre in Melbourne, listen to film scores by improvisers in Sydney, and more!
what's on
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