Mr. Takuo Muto, President of Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Melbourne
Mr. Junji Shimada, The Consul-General of Japan in Melbourne
The Hon. Ros Spence MP, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, The Victorian Government
Mr. Neil Angus MP, Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs, The Victorian Government
Ms. Viv Nguyen, Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural CommissionBACK TO TOP
Get prize by connecting the announced words and completing the sentences!!
4 words will be released during online streaming and you’ll need to pick up on each of them to complete the sentence.
Wadaiko Rindo are renowned for their energetic and dynamic drumming performances. Their performances are spectacular visual displays of stamina, strength and humour, with the vibrations produced on stage energising the whole audience. Over the last 25 years, Wadaiko Rindo have not only entertained Australian audiences, but they have also represented their unique blend of Australian and Japanese drumming further afield to countries like Fiji, Tonga, Singapore, China, Japan and New Caledonia. Along with hundreds of local and interstate festival appearances, corporate events and public performances, Wadaiko Rindo have been supporting the Richmond Football Club at every home game over the last seven seasons. They passionately share their love of Japanese drumming and hope that you, too, will be touched by the energy of these traditional instruments.https://www.facebook.com/wadaiko.rindo/
Cooking Class by Chef Tsunazawa
Have you cooked Japanese food at home? Or do you find it too hard? Good news! You can learn how to cook some of the most popular Japanese food at home without a special skill, using the ingredients from local supermarkets (Coles, Woolworths, Asian supermarket etc).Mr. Tsunazawa, a chef at NOBU restaurant at Crown Melbourne, will show you the easy and fun ways to cook Japanese food at home. Prepare the ingredients beforehand so you can cook while watching the demonstration.
Primary school students from the Japanese School of Melbourne will be performing an energetic dance called “Yochore”. Yochore is a regional dialect of Kochi Prefecture, asking the crowd to move aside as the dance crew approach. The dance is made by mixing the “Yosakoi” from Kochi Prefecture and “Soran-bushi” from Hokkaido.
Secondary school students of the Japanese School of Melbourne will be performing a powerful dance called “Nanchu-Soran”. Nanchu-Soran is an up-tempo version of “Soran-bushi” which is a traditional work song of herring fishing in Hokkaido. During the dance words “Soran Soran!” and ”Dokkoisho Dokkoisho!” are called repeatedly. These words were used by the fishermen to cheer themselves during their work in the harsh ocean environment..BACK TO TOP
Origami (paper folding) is widely known in the world as one of the most beautiful Japanese tradition.
Michael, founder of Melbourne Origami Group, is one of the many people who were attracted by the beauty of Origami.
During the session, Michael will demonstrate a couple of origami products which are easy, impressive and fun to try for both children and adults.
Enjoy your origami experience and share with your friends and families!
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Manga Drawing Class by Toriikurumi
Manga is one of the most famous Japanese culture
Have you experienced that you needed any advices or tips when you drew it? or you may have favourite Manga Characters and want to draw some of those...
Let’s check out our Manga session.
Manga Artist Toriikurumi (Ms. Torii Kurumi Twitter @toriikurumi), in Queensland, will demonstrate how-to draw Manga using a picture of a lady in Yukata (a casual cotton summer kimono) with various tips.https://note.com/toriikurumi
Online quiz challenge will be held!!
The winners will get some great prizes!! Join us with your smart phone or PC.
Ippin sake is produced by Yoshikubo brewery in Japan's Ibaraki prefecture. Yoshikubo brewery was founded in 1790 and is currently being run by the twelfth president, Hiroyuki "Seizaburo" Yoshikubo. The Yoshikubo Family has been brewing fine sake for 12 generations using only the very best ingredients. We use the crystal-clear water from our hometown of Mito to create a drink with the perfect balance of umami and acidity.
Our motto is simple: brew delicious Sake. It's not about sweetness or dryness, it's all about taste!
The manufacturing process of Japanese sake is from a generation of long ago dealing with a duel-fermentation process. The process is controlled with the utmost precision and care. Even in modern times, as certain parts of the manufacturing process take place with the help of computers, the basics of making sake have not changes from the days of long ago.BACK TO TOP
Have you heard or tried Ikebana? It is the art of Japanese flower arranging and has long history with traditional styles, philosophy and techniques.
Chieko Yazaki from Ikebana International Melbourne Chapter will demonstrate the art of Ikebana by presenting 5 arrangements using the flowers you can easily source from your local flower shops and the equipment you already have at home such as salad bowl! Why don’t you get some of flowers below before the session and you try your hidden artistic talent?
1) Variegated Box, Rose
2) Fishbone fern, Gerbera
3) Italian Ruscus fern, Asiatic Lily, Alstromeria
5) Nandina, Chrysanthemum
Miyake Taiko is a 200 year old Japanese drumming style from Miyake island, near Tokyo. Australia Miyake Kai was established in Melbourne in 2012 and now has practice groups in Sydney and Cairns.
As you are going to see, Miyake Taiko is impressively powerful and captivating. Players swap in and out to maintain a continuous rhythm that ebbs and flows with intensity. It stands out from other taiko styles by its repetitive and powerful beat. The booming sound of drums vibrates through the audience's body. To achieve this, players use their whole body to make each sound.https://www.facebook.com/AustraliaMiyakeKai
Often referred to as ‘tea ceremony’ in the West, Chado (also Cha-no-yu) is the Japanese art of preparing, serving and enjoying green powdered tea (matcha). It is a tradition that has been practised over hundreds of years in Japan. The Urasenke tradition of Tea is known as one of the most international of the Tea traditions.
In this session, we will give you a brief introduction to Chado by Chadô Urasenke Tankôkai Melbourne Association, followed by a video about making delicious green tea at home by Ito-en!
We wIll welcome a guest from Chadô Urasenke Tankôkai, and have a talk session about the art and spirit of Chado and their activities in Melbourne.Chado Urasenke Tankokai https://www.urasenkemelbourne.org/
Shinsaku Fukayama is an internationally recognised latte art champion.
Firstly he got 2016 World Latte Art Champion at Coffee Fest. (Only 2 years after since he has started his barista carrier) Then he is becoming the first ever person from Japan to win the Australian Latte Art Championships in 2018, then progressing to the World Coffee Event held in Brazil, placing 4th.
He goes by the name of “Samurai Shin”, running a very successful barista training school, consultation program working along side St. Ali and producing branded merch such as tote bags, coffee cups and the ‘Katana’ milk jug. Especially Katana milk jug is so popular in the world.
After he finished the World Coffee Event, He aimed to next stage and got 2nd place of Coffee Masters in USA. After the competition, he has focus on his coffee seminar in Japan from 2019. In order to start his coffeehouse business, July 2020, he had moved to Osaka which is his hometown and Melbourne sister city. The name of his company is “Samurai Dream Ltd”. Why Samurai Dream?? This is because he would love to support and encourage someone`s dream.
The cafe will open in February 2021.https://baristamap.coffee/
15:30 Winners of Best Dressed Awards
15:35 Raffle Results
15:45 Keyword Rally