Kijimuna to perform at Kulcha
members of Kijimuna play a mix of Okinawan folk
and pop using the sanshin
(precursor to the shamisen),
and sing in the regional dialects of the Ryukyu Islands in Japan’s south.
Kijimuna will perform at Kulcha, the peak body for multicultural arts in
Western Australia, in
Fremantle on Saturday, June 9. For more information please click here.
TOHOKU – Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers
Consulate-General of Japan in Perth is proud to be part of the City of
Perth Winter Arts Season and to announce an upcoming exhibition titled
“TOHOKU – Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers”.
travelling exhibition, presented by the Japan Foundation, consists of
works by nine photographers and one group of photographers which together
portray the past, present and future of the people and culture of the
Tohoku Region in northern Japan. Works ranging from photographs taken in
the 1940s to those taken in recent years will be on display, and the
exhibition aims to give people throughout the world a feel for the
enduring fascination of Tohoku.
culture traces its roots to the Jomon period of
the tenth to third centuries BC, and the essence of Jomon
culture remains vibrant in Tohoku today. This exhibition is not a report
on the extent of the disaster or on the progress of reconstruction
following the Great East Japan Earthquake which struck the region in
March 2011, but an effort to introduce to the world the land of the
Tohoku region, its people and lifestyles.
Venue: Council House, 27 St
Georges Terrace, Perth
July 9 to Friday, July 27, 2012
9am – 5pm, Saturdays 11am – 3pm, closed on Sundays
Around Inagaki, Tsugaru-shi
560 x 457, Gelatin Silver
Courtesy of Hiroko Kojima
Statue of Osawabutsu,
Ourani Sanpou Koujin, Dewa Sanzan
1046 x 740 Lambda print
Courtesy of Artist
by the Australia-Japan
Society of WA, ikebana classes will be held at the Hyogo Prefectural
Government Cultural Centre on Wednesday mornings from July 11 to
September 12. Please click here for an application form and more information.
会 WA (kaiWA) is a casual get-together of Japanese and
Australians held every second Thursday. Hosted and organised by the JET Program Alumni
Association of WA (JETAA WA), kaiWA is a
great chance to practise your
Japanese, make Japanese friends and learn more about teaching English in Japan on the
kaiWA is held at 43 Below on the corner of
Hay Street and Barrack Street in Perth, and will be held on June 14 and
28. It starts at 5:30pm
and runs until about 8:30-9pm, so there is no need to worry if you can’t
be there at the starting time.
information on the JET Program Alumni Association of WA, please check
their website above and for information on the JET Programme please check
the following site.
is another casual get-together of Australians and Japanese, held on
Saturday afternoons at the Hyogo Prefectural Government Cultural Centre
from 2 to 4pm. For more details please call the Centre on 9385 9002 or
visit their website.
Meetings of the Bonsai Society of WA and
Bonsai Workshop Inc.
Meetings of the Bonsai Society of
WA are held on the last Monday of each month and include
demonstrations, lectures, films, advice and a display of members' trees.
The Bonsai Society also holds regular workshops and other events; for
more information please click on the above link.
Meetings of the Bonsai Workshop
Inc. are held on the last Saturday of each month. Members can bring
their trees to work on, receive advice and watch others at work. For more
information please click on the above link.
Consulate-General of Japan in Perth is not affiliated with events unless
stated - for further details please contact the event organisers
directly. The Consulate-General is not responsible for the content of
know of any upcoming Japan-related events and would like to have them
publicised in Hiroba, please e-mail details to firstname.lastname@example.org The decision to
publicise will be at the discretion of the Consulate-General.