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Exhibition: "Hansho-shingyo: Calligraphy Based on the Heart Sutra"

This exhibition will display hansho works by Benjamin Uno. The hansho (版書) works presented in this exhibition combines printmaking (itame mokuhan, 板目木版) and calligraphy (shodo, 書道) techniques, and are inspired by the Buddhist text known as the Heart Sutra (shingyo, 心経).

When: Friday 1 February – Friday 29 March 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


Exhibition: "Art of Japanese Archery"

This exhibition is about kyudo (弓道) , the Japanese martial art of archery presented by the Melbourne Kyudo Kai. It showcases the historical and cultural importance of this Japanese art through beautifully captured images of Kyudo, its equipment, and a harmonious collaboration with the art of Japanese calligraphy.
Melbourne Kyudo Kai is a not-for-profit Kyudo club, practicing weekly at Victoria University in Footscray.
More information about the club is available from their website.
This exhibition is supported by the Tokyo based Kyudo photographer, Mr Koji Okuno as well as the Melbourne based Calligrapher, Ms Junko Azukawa.

When: Monday 1 April – Friday 31 May 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


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