16th Japan International Manga Award

The annual Japan International Manga Award organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will take place for the 16th year in 2022. The Competition encourages the promotion of manga culture worldwide as well as international cultural exchanges through manga.
The competition is open to non-Japanese nationals worldwide, and the application form can be downloaded from the link below. We look forward to receiving your applications!

Application Period: Friday 15 April – Friday 8 July 2022

Manga Contest

Exhibition: Memories of Tokyo 2020 and Tokyo 1964

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games featured 339 events covering 33 sports, the biggest program in the Olympic history. It also included sports which were featured at the Olympic Games for the first time, such as skateboarding and surfing.
In celebration of Tokyo 2020, our office will hold an exhibition titled Memories of Tokyo 2020 and Tokyo 1964 starting in April. Items on display will include a bronze medal, certificate, official memorabilia and more, provided by Matthew Temple who came third in the Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay and the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay at Tokyo 2020.
The exhibition will also feature a bronze medal from Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games – provided by Peter Doak who won bronze in the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay.

When: Monday 4 April – Tuesday 31 May 2022
9am-1pm, 2-5pm (Closed 1pm-2pm)

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

Two bronze medals - Tokyo 1964 and Tokyo 2020 Exhibition Cabinet  

Exhibition: The World of Mizuhiki

The exhibition The World of Mizuhiki explores various types of mizuhiki, both traditional and modern, created by a Japanese artist residing in Melbourne – Ms Anna Konecny. Anna's mizuhiki techniques are self-taught, and she was the winner of the Traditional Arts & Culture category of What’s Your J-Talent? online competition organised by Japan Foundation, Sydney in 2020.
Her video entry can be viewed from here.

When:  Wednesday 1 June – Friday 29 July 2022
9am-1pm, 2-5pm (Closed 1pm-2pm)

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


Monthly Ikebana Feature - May

May Ikebana
Kaye Wong, Ikebana International