Events Calendar

This calendar lists Australia-Japan Society and other Japan-related events in and around Melbourne.

Events are published as soon as information is made available.

Please note that details in this calendar may be changed at any time by the organisers - contact them direct before attending any event.

    • 06 Oct 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Ross House; 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

    Shaberoukai is the AJSV's own language exchange / conversation group, offering members and their friends a regular opportunity to work on their English or their Japanese language skills.

    Attendees include both Australians and Japanese of all ages, and the group welcomes speakers of all skill levels.

    Shaberoukai aims to foster friendships between people in a relaxed, informal environment, and to facilitate cultural exchange.

    Attendance is free for AJSV members; non-members are requested to pay a nominal donation of $3 to cover drinks and food.

    When you arrive at Ross House please press the button for 'level 4 front' and someone will come down to let you in.

    Please click HERE for further details.

    • 09 Oct 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Banksia Park, Templestowe Road, Bulleen VIC

    In 1980, the then-Prime Minister of Japan, Masayoshi Ohira commemorated his visit to Melbourne with a generous gift of 20 Sakura (Cherry) trees which were planted in Banksia Park, Heidelburg/Bulleen to create what is now known as the Japanese Cherry Tree Grove. It is a wonder to see these trees bloom each year as they require care that is very different of typical Australian flora.

    We are now pleased to announce that we have formed a partnership with Parks Victoria and City of Manningham to preserve this important symbol of friendship between Melbourne and Japan. The surrounding area is undergoing urgent maintenance to prepare for this year’s Sakura. Based on last year’s bloom, we anticipate this year’s will arrive early-October. In the future, we hope to have a path laid out around the trees, and benches installed in the grove as well.

    To promote this important symbol of the Japanese communities in Melbourne, the Japanese Society of Melbourne, Australia-Japan Society of Victoria, Parks Victoria, Doncare and Manningham City Council have partnered up to host the Sakura Picnic Day, a free family friendly event on Sunday, 9 October. Between 11am – 2pm, Chado Urasenke Tankokai Melbourne Association will hold a tea ceremony demonstration, and there will also be activities for the kids including free origami class.

    Bring your bentos, a picnic, and your friends and family!

    As parking space is limited, registration is required to join. Please register at http://jcjsm.org.au/js/event.

    In the case of rain, the picnic day will be cancelled. We will announce the status of the event on Friday, 7 October. Please confirm on the JSM website (http://jcjsm.org.au/js/event) before the day.

    Date: Sunday, 9 October 2016

    Park opening hours: 6am – 6pm (6am – 9pm summer only)

    Activities: 11am – 2pm

    Location: Banksia Park, Templestowe Road, Bulleen VIC (free parking)

    Access by public transport: Train (Hurstbridge line) to Heidleburg Station, and bus #903 (Mordialloc bound). Disembark at the Bridge St./Manningham Rd. Stop (5 – 10 mins).

    • 20 Oct 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Maedaya, 400 Bridge Road Richmond
    • 6

    AJSV Konshinkai

    Haru No Kikizake - Spring Sake Tasting

    Thursday 20 October 2016

    Let AJSV resident sake connoisseur Trevor Fleming & Sake Master Yukitoshi Maeda take you on a journey into the world of Sake & Japanese Ceramics while you enjoy delicious food matched with each style of Nihonshu!

    Date: Thursday 20 October 2016

    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Where: Maedaya Izakaya Restaurant, 400 Bridge Road, Richmond

    Cost: $55 for AJSV members, $65 for non-members (price includes four types of sakes and accompanying izakaya style food)

    RSVP: Friday 14th October 2016 at AJSV website

    If you have any queries, please contact us at events@ajsvictoria.org.au

    Please note that your spot will only be confirmed once payment has been received.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

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