Australia-Japan Society of NSW

Supported Culture Event: Inoue Yasushi Award - Hirayama Ikuo and the Silk Road - Poetry and Concert

  • 20 Sep 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 8:20 PM
  • Conservatorium of Music, Music Workshop
Hirayama Ikuo - the Silk Road:
Dunhuang to Kyoto and Nara –
Concert & Poetry Reading

The 7th Inoue Yasushi Award, presented annually to an outstanding researcher in Japanese literature by the Inoue Yasushi Memorial Foundation, will be celebrated with a musical concert including poetry.

Inoue Yasushi (1907-91) was one of Japan's most popular postwar writers, known for his historical fiction set in Japan and western China. His novels Lou-Lan and Tun-huang (Dunhuang) received the Mainichi Art Award in 1960.

The Inoue Yasushi Award for Outstanding Research in Japanese Literature in Australia and New Zealand was inaugurated in 2007. This annual award is for the best refereed journal article or book chapter published in English during the previous year by a researcher based in Australia or New Zealand.

The Inoue Yasushi Memorial Foundation & AJS board member Mr. Ohtani established the award in order to support and encourage research into Japanese literature in Australia.

This is a free event but registration is required. Early signup is recommended as the concert and cultural evening was very popular last year.

To register, go to the website Enquiries can be made to

About the Society

The Australia-Japan Society of NSW Incorporated (AJS-NSW) aims to bring together Australian and Japanese people living in NSW to explore mutual interests.

AJS-NSW holds regular business, social and cultural functions, at various locations around Sydney.

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