Monthly Archives: July 2012

Ishinomaki to Venice Film Festival

Then & Now by Australian filmmaker Paul Johanessen, is the short film that introduced us to the situation in Ishinomaki. The stories shared by the people featured were the inspiration for our fund-raising efforts. The film is a semi-finalist in the …
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Maio Motoko Studio Visit

A little like Aladdin’s cave, dark and full of golden and silver treasures, might be one way of describing Maio Motoko’s attic storage of antique fabrics. Shelves and shelves, boxes and boxes of these textile gems provide a creative source …
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NHK Films Australian Lacquer Collectors

Outside support for Japanese culture is seen as a fillip to the national psyche in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. Australian collections of Japanese lacquer and our support for the continuation of the tradition in the works of …
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Sake Corner #6

Urakasumi aged Sake was my favourite Sake at the recent sake tasting event hosted by the Japanese government at Crown Casino. At that event, I was lucky enough to meet and talk with Sake Samurai Irie Keisuke about the Urakasumi brewery. Brewers …
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Ishinomaki Update #3 - Impressions of Ishinomaki

Cherry blossoms are not the only signs of new life in Ishinomaki. The formidable strength of the human spirit is evident in small corners of Ishinomaki as residents struggle to restore some sense of hope for the future. Camouflaged by …
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