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Matsudo Sister City Celebrations - May 2020
The City of Whitehorse Sister City Relationship with Matsudo, a Japanese city on the outskirts of Tokyo has been established for 49 years and was first developed by the former City of Box Hill in 1971 and continued by the City of Whitehorse in 1994. Even in isolation, this Sister City Relationship will still be celebrated as has always been done. There are lots of exciting things planned here at BHCAC for Matsudo Sister City Celebrations including:
Free Sumi-e Ink online painting tutorials by the very talented Japanese artist Junko Azukawa
An online exhibition by the highly creative Japanese artist Yukiko Ueno
A music concert featuring Okinawan Music presented by the Boite
We hope you join in this years virtual Matsudo Sister City celebrations.
Matsudo Sister City Celebrations Exhibition - Impressions of Japan - Yukiko Ueno
To showcase Japan as part of our Matsudo Celebrations, this exhibition features Japanese landscapes in Spring, including the famous blossom trees, a striking contrast to the rugged Australian landscape. Yukiko uses the art medium of painting to express her emotions to the world around her. Using warm and vibrant colours, she creates paintings that truly reflect Japan.
Matsudo Sister City Celebrations Concert - Brandon Lee and Mion Kamei
8:00pm Saturday, May 9th
The Boite’s 2020 Matsudo Week concert focuses on Okinawa, the southernmost island of Japan, somewhat isolated from the mainland. Okinawan music uses a different scale, the folk music is upbeat and catchy. Featuring Brandon Lee on koto and Mion Kamei (Sanshin – Okinawan Shamisen). The concert will introduce the audience to the various styles of Okinawa music, while also presenting music from mainland Japan as a comparison.
Tickets $15 from trybooking.com/BJBBF This concert is supported by Creative Victoria and Whitehorse City Council