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Next Exhibition
Utagawa Hiroshige
Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido

Ukiyo-e master Utagawa Hiroshige’s works are known for their bold compositional style and intricate detail, and have influenced prominent Western artists including Cezanne and Van Gogh.

This exhibition will showcase Hiroshige’s world-renowned Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido series (Hoeido version), plus photos of the locations depicted in selected prints.

For an in-depth look at the series, don’t miss our guest talk by Dr. Gary Hickey, an Australian ukiyo-e expert, on July 14.
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When: 13 July - 9 August, 2012 (Guest talk by Dr. Gary Hickey: July 14 @ 2pm)
Where: Japan Foundation Gallery

Next Talks
Living Histories # 3
Living Histories 3
This year’s Living Histories interview series features a range of exciting personalities from the fields architecture, children’s books, cuisine, fashion, traditional music and sport. This month features culinary master Hideo Dekura and traditional musician Dr. Riley Lee in conversation.
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When: Starts 20 July, 2012
Where: Japan Foundation, Sydney – Multipurpose Room

Living Histories 3
commemorates the launch of the Japan Art Directory in Australia.
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Next Event JCW
Japanese Cinema Week

Japanese Cinema Week Japanese Cinema Week is here again for July school holidays with a program of warm winter delights. There have been some slight changes to the original schedule so please check our website for the latest updates.

Only until Friday, July 6… Book to secure your seat!
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When: 2 - 6 July, 2012
Where: Japan Foundation, Sydney – Multipurpose Room

Next Event Hikari
SMASH Anime and Manga Convention

Less than two weeks to go, and counting down!
Are you heading to SMASH! this year? If so, visit our stand to try our FREE photo booth, or check out the “Japanese in Anime and Manga” panel session run by our fabulous language consultants.
See you there!
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When: Saturday, 14th July
Where: Convention Centre, Darling Harbour

New Voices Volume 6 New Voices
Are you an early-career researcher looking to publish?
New Voices, our academic journal for emerging researchers, is currently calling for papers!

Submission deadline
: July 31, 2012.
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See past editions here>>
Japanese Language Fellowship Program Hakuho Foundation

Applications for the Hakuho Foundation’s fellowship program are now open to researchers in the field of Japanese language and Japanese language instruction.
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New Acquisitions
New ItemIn the Pool
Hideo Okuda (trans. Giles Murray)
Tokyo: IBC Publishing, c2006.

In the Pool is a collection of related short stories involving wacky neurologist Dr Ichiro Irabu and the hapless people who stumble upon his office. The collection takes its title from the opening story where an unlucky patient's treatment results in both doctor and patient becoming…
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New ItemUkiyo-e: The art of the Japanese print
Frederick Harris
Tokyo: Tuttle, c2010.

Ukiyo-e woodblock prints have been captivating admirers abroad almost from the instant that they began trickling out of Japan. Created during a period when the rest of the world was progressing towards dour metal press printing, these elegantly understated or breathtakingly vibrant masterpieces would become emblematic of…
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More new acquisitions here >>
Library Calendar
Library Calendar
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Volunteer of the Month Volunteer of the Month

This month, we would like to say a big thank you to Monica Li, who has given us so much of her time during each exhibition since early March this year.

Monica, it is truly great to have such a reliable and friendly person on our team. THANK YOU! from all of us at the Japan Foundation.

Interested in volunteering with us?
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1000 Likes on Facebook – Thank You!!! Facebook

A big thank you to all our Facebook followers who helped us reach 1000 likes last month!

Liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter is a handy way to keep up to date on Japan Foundation news and events, and hear about Japan-related info from the wider community. It’s also a great way for you to let us know what you’re thinking and what you’d like to see more of from the Japan Foundation in future.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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‘Sustainability in Japan’: Podcasts Coming! Sustainability in Japan

Now that the Sustainability in Japan talk series has come to end, we’d like to thank everyone who came along and helped to make the series a success.

For all those from regional areas who weren’t able to make it (thanks for making your voices heard!), podcasts of the talks will be available on our website soon.

Stay tuned for further announcements on Facebook and Twitter!

Kamisaka Sekka: Dawn of Modern Japanese Design @ AGNSW Kamisaka Sekka

Explore the work and influence of one of the greatest artistic visionaries of modern Japanese art and design. Now showing at the Art Gallery of NSW until 26 August.
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We have 3 double passes & posters to give away. For your chance to win, email omusubi@jpf.org.au with your answer to this question:
“Which contemporary designer features in the Japan Foundation’s upcoming Living Histories series and the AGNSW’s Kamisaka Sekka exhibition?”

Prizes go to the first three correct respondents.

Nationwide Koto

Connect with Japan through a variety of events in cities across Australia!

Find out about a character exhibition in Darwin, an emergency architecture exhibition in Brisbane, a Nihonga painting exhibition in Hamilton, a Koto recital in Sydney and more in the Events listings on our website.
More info>>

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