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Menu - Kuni's Japanese Restaurant, Melbourne, 1970s Document Reg. No: HT 22192

Menu used at Kuni's Japanese Restaurant, Melbourne, during the 1980s. Kuni's Japanese restaurant was opened in 1977 by Japanese migrant Kunihiro Ichikawa, who arrived in Melbourne as a student in 1974. It has remained one of Melbourne's earliest and longest running Japanese restaurants and Kunihiro's continued involvement has overseen the maintenance of Japanese cultural traditions through its menu, cooking style, interior design and methods of food presentation and service.
Eight page A5 sized menu on thick white paper with blue printing. The pages are centre stapled and front cover features a logo with a white circle containing three white dots on a blue square block. Inside pages list a series of dishes (soups, entrees, main courses, noodles and sweets), then a scroll-like illustration of a woman with umbrella in blue, followed by the menu dishes listed in Japanese. Back cover has address and contact details.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Kuni's Restaurant, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 199 mm (Height), 146 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: cultural identity, cultural traditions, japanese communities, restaurants, menus, social life, japanese immigration
Themes this item is part of: Kuni's Japanese Restaurant Melbourne, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Cultural Practices
Tertiary Classification: food & drink production
Inscriptions: Inscriptions: back cover: Kuni's Japanese Restaurant 27-29 Crossley Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000/ 63 9243/ We are pleased to arrange special meals for group parties
Place & Date Used: Kuni's Restaurant, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970s
References: http://www.miettas.com.au/chefs/greatauschefs/ichikawa99.html
From Kimono to Sushi. The Japanese in Victoria, Immigration Museum Community Gallery room brochure, 2006

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