The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation – Supporting closer links between the UK and Japan
Exhibition: 3 Jun 2016 – 15 Jul 2016
Umi Kumano creates his works by pairing seemingly un-related scenes and motifs as if they were part of a single event in one world. Although these elements may share no meaningful connection, the imagination of the viewers spins them into ‘Unexpected Stories’. Kumano’s sense of density and scale brings the viewers into a delicate atmosphere of joy and pale gloom, where the unpredictability of the artist’s narrative will surprise them.
Special event: 28 June 2016
Midori Komachi will perform works for Solo Violin, exploring Japanese and Western connections. She will perform works by Bach, Ysaÿe and leading composers of today such as Toshio Hosokawa, Joji Yuasa, Toshi Ichiyanagi and Paul Patterson.
Book launch: 30 June 2016
The title of Kimiko Barber’s new book ‘Cook Japanese At Home’ says it all. As a Japanese-born food writer and cookery teacher, Kimiko has been encouraging people to cook for many years. Although Japanese food has gained worldwide popularity, it is still considered somewhat ‘difficult’ to cook at home. In this talk, Kimiko aims to dispel this fear and to reveal the diversity of Japanese home cooking.