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Steam Dreams Event Series

February 12 – May 19, 2021

Coinciding with the Steam Dreams: The Japanese Public Bath exhibition, The Japan Foundation, Sydney presents the Steam Dreams Event Series, an event program exploring the concept of sentō (public bathhouse) as a cultural touchstone and all the different ways it brings people together. Sentō is a space that unites community, where locals have gathered for centuries to soak, exchange news and enjoy quiet banter.

Running from February to May, this event series features a selection of free film screenings, workshops and a catalogue launch and talk event. First, take a deep dive into the world of Japanese bathing culture with monthly free film screenings at Palace Central. In March, learn about the history of sentō from the materials used to bathhouse preservation in contemporary society in the exhibition catalogue launch and talk event. Finally, get into the spirit of sentō with tile painting and stamp making workshops for kids in April and May.

EXPLORE THE PROGRAM


February 12, 2021 –  May 22, 2021

Steam Dreams:
The Japanese Public Bath

Exhibition
The Japan Foundation Gallery

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 12, 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Steam Dreams: The Japanese Public Bath

Opening Reception
The Japan Foundation, Sydney

February 24, 2021
6:30pm – 8:18pm

Thermae Romae

Film Screening
Palace Cinemas Central

March 24, 2021
6:30pm – 8:35pm

Her Love Boils Bathwater

Film Screening
Palace Cinemas Central

March 13, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Catalogue Launch with Eloise Rapp

Talk
The Japan Foundation, Sydney

April 9 & 10, 2021
10:00am – 12:00pm

Tile Painting

Workshop
The Japan Foundation, Sydney

April 21, 2021
6:00pm – 8:23pm

Melancholic

Film Screening
Palace Cinemas Central

May 8 & 15, 2021
10:00am – 12:00pm (May 8)
10:00am – 1:00pm (May 15)

Stamp Making

Workshop
The Japan Foundation, Sydney

May 19, 2021
6:30pm – 8:01pm

Mio on the Shore

Film Screening
Palace Cinemas Central

DETAILS

Click on program tiles for related event information.

VENUE

The Japan Foundation, Sydney*
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008

*Film screenings will be held at Palace Central. See event page for more information.

ENQUIRIES

(02) 8239 0055

Header image: Kanda Sakurai, Shizuoka Izusan Onsen, c. 1930’s. © Kjeld Duits Collection

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