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June 2014
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Theatre of Dreams, Theatre of Play
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This winter, the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) has a rare treat in store for lovers of Japanese art. From June 14, the gallery raises the curtain on its Theatre of dreams, theatre of play: nō and kyōgen in Japan exhibition. Shown over two parts, the exhibition has been organised in conjunction with the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan and features a total of 165 works related to Noh theatre, including exquisitely carved masks, richly embroidered Noh robes, and paintings showing this ancient performing arts tradition in action. This is the first exhibition of its kind in Australia, so be sure to catch it while you can. And great news: thanks to AGNSW, we have three double passes to give away! Email jnewsletter@jpf.org.au with your name and address to be in the draw.
about the exhibition
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Japanese Film? Encore!!
Ahoy, Japanese film fans! We know it's tough waiting a whole year for a Japanese Film Festival (JFF) fix, which is why we've decided to add a new event to the JFF calendar. Enter JFF Encore, a mini festival highlighting the best films from JFFs past. Our first ever JFF Encore is the Japan Academy Awards Edition, showing in Sydney, July 9-13 and featuring (you guessed it) a great selection of Japan Academy Award-winning films. Tickets on sale from June 11.
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Princess Kaguya
The Tale of Princess Kaguya is a traditional Japanese folk story that has enchanted youngsters and adults alike for centuries. Now, Studio Ghibli have given us a new way to enjoy this tale: on the big screen. The Tale of Princess Kaguya is showing twice at this year's Sydney Film Festival, and thanks to Madman, we have two double passes to give away (for Sunday, June 15 @ 2.20pm). Email jnewsletter@jpf.org.au with your name and address to win!
film & screening info
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Tabaimo
at the MCA
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Coming up at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney is an exciting solo exhibition by Japanese contemporary artist, Tabaimo. Tabaimo's work puts a microscope on daily life in Japan, with results that are sometimes surreal, sometimes grotesque, but always fantastically mesmerising. The exhibition runs from July 3 to September 7, and is proudly supported by the Japan Foundation.
explore now
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Tanabata Festival
for Kids
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Thanks to overwhelming popularity last year, our Tanabata paper-art workshops are back! Led by Japanese artist Chaco Kato, this fun, free kids' event will be part of the Way Out West (WOW) Festival for Children at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, July 9-12. Free screenings of Ponyo and My Neighbour Totoro are also on offer on July 11-12 - the perfect combo for a fun family day out!
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Events
Near You
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Connect with Japan in your local area! This month, catch contemporary art or a pop culture expo in Perth, see miniature netsuke carvings in Adelaide, try a wagashi (Japanese sweets) workshop in Sydney, and more! Know of a Japan-related event coming up? Let us know at jnewsletter@jpf.org.au!
what's on
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