Tag: Japan

Three films you must see at the Japanese Film Festival 2018

It’s that time of year again when cinema lovers, and fans of Japanese culture get together for the Japanese Film Festival (JFF). Presented by The Japan Foundation, JFF is now one of the largest celebrations of Japanese films in the…

Asia TOPA Melbourne Time's Journey Through a Room

Asia TOPA festival: ‘Times Journey Through the Room’

A simple interior. A table, two chairs, a vase with two flowers reaching upwards. A curtained window. A fan blowing. There is also a flashing lightbulb highlighting a medium-sized rock, which hints at the earthquake in Japan central to this…

Japanese Film Festival: The Plus Ones’ guide to the best movies

Whether you’re after something zany, terrifying, or super kawaii, the 2016 Japanese Film Festival has something for you. Since 1997, JFF has been proudly showcasing an array of cinematic treats to suit any film-goer. If you’re easily overwhelmed by choice,…

Thunder Road and Mensousai Mugen Japanese dinner

What happens when you combine one of Melbourne’s best microbreweries with a Japanese restaurant? A special Japanese-style award-winning beer — and a five-course dinner to celebrate and launch the restaurant. Mensousai Mugen is a hidden Japanese restaurant off a laneway, Bligh Place, near Flinders…

Sake Tasting – Chef’s Armoury

In uni I spent six months in Japan and had my fair share of high quality sake.  Whilst I feel that you can get the good stuff here, the prices just aren’t conducive to my tastes.  When we saw a…