Japanese Festival at Campbelltown Arts Centre
On 6 October, Consul-General Takewaka attended the Japanese Festival held on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Campbelltown Arts Centre. Celebrating the Campbelltown-Koshigaya Sister City relationship, the event included the performance of taiko drumming, calligraphy, Bonsai, Koto, and Origami. From Campbelltown, Cr Meg Oates, Cr Ben Gilhoime, Cr Masood Chowdhury, Cr Karen Hunt, Mr. David Simonds, President of Campbelltown Koshigaya Sister Cities Association, and Mr. Michael Dagostino, Director of Campbelltown Arts Centre, attended the event.
Cowra Cherry Blossom Festival and Service of Respect
On 22 and 23 September, Consul-General Takewaka attended the Cherry Blossom Festival at Cowra Japanese Garden, and the Service of Respect at the Cowra War Cemeteries. Both events were attended by Cr Bill West, Mayor of Cowra, The Hon. David Elliot, Minister for Veteran Affairs, Minister for Corrections and Minister for Counter Terrorism, and Ms Stephanie Cooke, Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly. Around 40 Japanese residents from Sydney joined the Service of Respect. Next year, 2019, will mark the 75th year after the Cowra Break-out.
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Strathfield Symphony Orchestra Concert
On 15 September, Consul-General Takewaka attended a concert by the Strathfield Symphony Orchestra Concert (SSO). SSO, whose conductor is Mr. Sadaharu Muramatsu, will celebrate their 50th anniversary next year. Sydney Sakura Choir, which consists of about 50 Japanese community members, also performs as part of SSO.
Calligraphy workshop at Sydney Secondary College
On 5 September, the Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney held a calligraphy workshop at Sydney Secondary College, Balmain Campus, as part of the school visit programme.
Consul-General of Japan in Sydney
Consulate-General of Japan, Sydney