Australia-Japan Society of NSW

Upcoming events

    • 06 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Art Gallery of NSW

    japan supernatural

    - curator talk, guided tour and refreshments -

    By special arrangement with the Art Gallery of NSW, we will enjoy an exclusive event around Japan Supernatural, an extraordinary exhibition revealing three centuries of folklore and fantasy in Japanese art, which opens in November.

    Centred on a monumental installation of painting and sculpture by Takashi Murakami, the exhibition features some of the greatest Japanese artists of the past including Hokusai, Utagawa, Tsukioka  and Kyosai, alongside contemporary artists Chiho Aoshima and Miwa Yanagi.

    Photo © Claire Dorn, courtesy of Murakami Studio (detail)

    A reception with drinks and canapes will follow the talk and there will be a guided tour of the exhibition as well.

    Registrations are now open. Please sign up online or use the form here.

    • 08 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Sydney University, Old Geology Lecture Theatre (next to footbridge Parramatta Road)

     Inoue Yasushi Award event - November 8 (Friday)

    Free Japanese culture event


    The Inoue Yasushi Award is made every year to celebrate and encourage Japanese studies in Australia and New Zealand. The award ceremony is combined with a free cultural event.

    In 2019 the awardee is Dr. Lucy Fraser of the University of Queensland, whose research interests include depictions of animal-human relationships in Japanese fiction, fairy tales and fairy tale retellings in Japanese and English, and ideas of gender in contemporary Japanese literature, manga, film, and television. She is awarded for her work on Dogs, Gods, and Monsters: The Animal-Human Connection in Bakin’s Hakkenden. 

    We will also feature the playing of an animated movie Fuse: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl ( 鉄砲娘の捕り物帳).

    The Inoue Yasushi Award was established in 2006 (Australia-Japan Year of Exchange) at the University of Sydney by the Inoue Yasushi Memorial Foundation/Inoue Family and Masanori Ohtani of Sydney (a Board member of AJS-NSW).

    More details will be available soon. Attendance is free but registration is required to

    Any enquiries should be made direct to the organizers at above email.




    日時:     2019118日(金曜日)  6:00pm

     場所 Old Geology Lecture Theatre the University of Sydney


    (Central Station/Railway SquareよりBus乗車10Parramatta通りFootbridge停留所下車徒歩2分)

    入場料:無料 (但し事前お申込み登録の必要がございます。)




      (司会 シドニー大学 Dr. Mats Karlsson

    受賞者Dr. Lucy Fraser of Queensland University

    受賞対象 Dogs, Gods, and Monsters: The Animal-Human Connection in Bakin’s Hakkenden, Folktales and Legends, and Two Contemporary Retellings 

    受賞者特別講演: Dr. Lucy Fraserによる馬琴と八犬伝


    映画:  アニメ映画:里見八犬伝 「伏 鉄砲娘の捕り物帳」ないしそれに代わる映像


Other Japan-related Events in Sydney

JPF @ SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show

July 13-14, 2019

Celebrate Japanese pop culture at one of our favourite expos, SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show! Come in your best cosplay gear and join in on the fun. There will be contests, shows and creative activities. You’ll also get the chance to meet special guests from Japan!

Don’t forget to visit the Japan Foundation booth to see an exclusive display of traditional Japanese kites handmade by Tokyo-based master craftsman Mikio Toki, whose works will be shown in our Edo in the Sky: Traditional Kites of Japan exhibition. You can also ask us about our upcoming events, language courses

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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, and publishes a quarterly newsletter, Tomodachi.

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