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Whitehorse celebrates Matsudo friendship in May

20 Apr 2017

Members of the community are invited to delight in the beauty and grace of Japanese culture as part of Matsudo Week in Whitehorse.

Whitehorse Mayor Councillor Denise Massoud said the annual event this year offered two key events for those interested in some beautiful Japanese-inspired visual art and music.

“Matsudo Week celebrates the enduring sister city relationship between the City of Whitehorse and the Japanese City of Matsudo. The relationship is 46 years old and is the longest running Victorian sister city relationship and one of the longest running in Australia,” Cr Massoud said.

The two cities participate in an active exchange program for young people, which strengthens cultural understanding and promotes friendly relations. The relationship also promotes economic development opportunities between the two countries.

Matsudo Week highlights:

Hanakotoba: The Japanese Language of Flowers
2–14 May. Official opening is on Thursday 4 May, 6pm–8pm
Free exhibition

Flowers and their meanings are part of the very essence of Japanese daily life and are portrayed in art, clothes and legal documents. Artist Marynes Avila examines the significance and meaning of flowers such as the Chrysanthemum and the cherry blossom through drawing, installation, photo microscopy, digital photography and film. The works on show are the outcome of Avila’s residency at Box Hill Community Arts Centre in April.


Japanese Music Concert
Presented by the Boite
Friday 12 May, 8pm
Bookings essential: Phone 9417 1983 or visit trybooking.com/dlix

Delight in this special concert featuring traditional Japanese music in new contexts, and powerful and moving new compositions. For more information, visit www.boite.com.au

 





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