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Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival 2019

Save the date for the 10th annual Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival, organised by the Japanese Society of Melbourne (JSM) and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Melbourne (JCCiM). Expect taiko drumming, shamisen, and Japanese dancing including Bon Odori performances, as well as Japanese food stalls and traditional summer festival games.

When: Sunday 24 February, 11:30am – 5:30pm
Where: Federation Square, corner Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne
Cost: Free

For further details, please visit the official festival website.

Exhibition: "The Twelve Animals of the Zodiac as Clay Bells"

Clay bells, called dorei (土鈴) in Japanese, have been made in Japan since ancient times. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
In this exhibition, we display our collection of clay bells depicting the twelve animals of the Japanese zodiac.

When: Monday 3 December 2018– Thursday 31 January 2019 (9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm)
Where: Entrance hall, Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne (Level 25, 570 Bourke St)
Cost: Free

Clay Bell - Dragon
Clay Bell - Dog

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