Fukushima 4th Commemoration 2015
※The title of “Fukushima” includes Northeast area of Japan
We will go on today’s opening event from 4:00 at GOJYUAN
7th March at Corso Manly from 10am to 5pm
Markets (6 stalls by supporter groups) Stage JSC Sydney Soran Dance /
Origami Performance: Midori Furze / Lindou Japanese Drum / QP☆Honey! /
Makoto Tanaka / Public Speech / Kimono Parade / Sakura Chorus
※In case of bad weather, please check our web page for event notices
※All Programs are subject to change without notice
11th to 15th March at GOJYUAN
208 Darling Street, Balmain from 10am to 5pm
Exhibition of art, craft, photos and short film from Fukushima area
Opening Program 11th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Silent Prayer for Fukushima at 4:46pm / Origami Performance / Tea Ceremony /
Calligraphy Performance: Calligrapher Ren Yano / Japanese Court Music /
Classical Japanese Dancers / Candle Vigil / Sake Tasting / Special Guest fromFukushima: Takeshi Matsunaga / Japanese Painting: Reika Masuda
* All Programs are subject to change without notice
Organiser: Fukushima Commemoration Committee Sydney
Supporter: The Japan Foundation Sydney, JCS Rainbow Project, ArtLab, Ryokan GOJYUAN
Sponsor: REN CLUB, CUBE iT, JUN PACIFIC, TOKYO MART, COLOTAKO
※Earnings from this event will provide support for people in the area
7th March Schedule of Performance
１、１１：００ Rindo Japanese Drum
２、１１：３０ Sakura Chorus
３、１２：００ Origami Performance
５、１３：００ Makoto Tanaka
５、１３：３０ Kimono Parade
６、１４：００ JSC Sydney Soran Dance
９、１５：３０ Matsu Jun Band
7th March, Manly at Corso, profile of performers
Wadaiko Rindo Sydney
The performance of Wadaiko Rindo Sydney delivers deep strong sound of taiko drums and they wish to energize many more audiences.
Hisae(QP) & Yuki (Honey)we are both kindergarten teachers with a musical background from Sydney. We perform Japanese and English songs depending on the purpose of an event/festival. QP Honey! was the winner of the Anime song contest at the Anime Festival “ Smash!” in 2013. We’ve performed “Taste of Japan” , “ Koi Festival” “ Kimono festival” “ Hinamatsuri for grown ups” “and “Matsuri in Sydney “ in 2013 and 2014. We love to introduce Japanese costumes and culture through our performance.Enjoy our harmonized singing voices!
11th March Schedule of Opening Event
１６：００～１６：３０ Origami Performance: Midori Furze
１６：４６ Silent Prayer for Fukushima
１７：００～１７：３０ Special Guest speech fromFukushima: Takeshi Matsunaga
１７：３０～１８：００ Japanese Court Music: Mr.Sano
１８：００～１８：３０ Sake Tasting: JUN PACIFIC , TOKYO MART
１８：３０～１９：００ Classical Japanese Dancers: Junko Hirabayashi
１９：００～１９：３０ Calligraphy Performance: Calligrapher Ren Yano
１９：３０～２０：００ Candle Vigil
11th March, Balmain at GOJYUAN, profile of performers
Born in Saitama, Japan. Junko started learning Japanese traditional dance, Nihon-Buyo, in Tokyo. After Junko emigrated to Australia in 2011, she regularly performed for charity and community events and private functions in New South Wales.
Ren is an artist who specialises on ‘Shodo’, Japanese traditional calligraphy. After holding exhibitions in Tokyo and Osaka, he moved his centre of activity to Sydney in 1996. In 2003 he gained Australian permanent residence as an artist, and until now this has been the only case a Japanese citizen has achieved Australian permanent residence in the plane visual arts division.
Now his work can be seen all over NSW through his exhibitions. In addition, he has held various performances and workshops at many occasions including the NSW Art Gallery, the Japanese Embassy’s Candle Festival and the Cowra Japanese Gardens.
He has also taken the role of Kanji(Japanese characters) Demonstration in the SBS Japanese learning show ‘Nihongo Daisuki’ and other Chinese learning shows.
In recent years he has also impressed overseas audiences with many activities including his exhibition in Dubai and performance at the Japan Day in New Zealand, to which he was invited by the Auckland Consulate of Japan.
In 2010 his work ‘Furusato’ (En: place of origin) was approved by the Japanese Foreign Ministry as a national property of Japan, meaning his artistic talent is now recognised by two nations(Australia and Japan). This work is now housed at the Japanese Embassy in Canberra.
Ren participated in production of hollywood movie “The Wolverine”(2013) as a calligrapher.