Monthly Ikebana Feature - September

September Ikebana
Julie Ireland, Ikebana International

Exhibition: Japanese Archery: Past and Present

This is a collaborative exhibition of Japanese archery related items from the past and present.

The exhibition, a collaboration between Melbourne Kyūdo Kai and Gōshū Nihon Bijutsu Tōken Hozon Kai brings together historical Japanese archery artifacts and relics and shows them alongside their modern equivalents. On display is a range of items as used by Samurai, including arrows, bows, Yebira (quivers), decorative arrowheads, traditional clothing and much more; exhibited alongside modern Kyūdo archery equipment as used in the martial art of Kyūdo. The exhibition aims to show the evolution and functionality of Japanese archery, in both the historical and modern context.

When: Monday 4 September – Tuesday 31 October 2023
9am-1pm, 2-5pm (Closed 1pm-2pm)

Where: Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne
Level 25, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

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Exhibition: Misty Mountain, Shining Moon: Japanese landscape envisioned

Presenting works of art produced from the 16th century to the present day, this exhibition showcases the beauty of the Japanese landscape as represented by some of the world’s most celebrated artists. Exploring the evolving dialogue between artists and nature, the exhibition displays brush and ink paintings to vivid woodblock prints.

Also on display will be the artwork titled ‘Nihon no Inori’ (Prayers of Japan), donated to the Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne by the master of Japanese painting (Nihonga) Mr HIRAMATSU Reiji!

For details, please see the Art Gallery of South Australia's website

When: Saturday 29 July 2023 – March 2024
9am-1pm, 2-5pm (Closed 1pm-2pm)

Where: Galleries 19, 20, 21 The Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA)
North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000