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2s, 3s & 4s by Natsko Seki

2s, 3s & 4s is the first London solo exhibition of Natsko Seki, an established freelance illustrator known for her bright and playful style, which she often employs for travel-related illustrations and children’s books. Drawing viewers into her works, the artist creates a world where the differences in things have whimsical harmony as well as rhythmical contrasts.

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Ballerina: The Reason I Keep Dancing

Japan has and continues to produce world class ballet dancers. Dancing at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden is the pinnacle of a dancer’s career, and young Japanese ballet dancers dream of joining the world-famous Royal Ballet company. In this talk, Miyako Yoshida, who has performed in numerous leading roles at the Royal Ballet, shared her love of dancing with us.

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Cyber Security: National and Business threat?

Since the September 2013 selection of Tokyo as host of the 2020 Olympic Games, the Japanese have put increased emphasis on cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT) security to make sure the Games are a success. 2015-16 was particularly packed with developments. Mihoko Matsubara, Chief Security Officer for Japan at Palo Alto Networks, will talk about Japan’s cybersecurity efforts in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and what they mean for the rest of the world.

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Artist talk: 2s, 3s & 4s by Natsko Seki

2s, 3s & 4s is the first London solo exhibition of Natsko Seki, an established freelance illustrator known for her bright and playful style, which she often employs for travel-related illustrations and children’s books. For this event, Seki will be joined in conversation by Olivia Ahmad, Curator, House of Illustration.

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4 January 2017

"Japan: a Land of Beautiful Things", talk in Edinburgh on Monday, 9 January 2017

Even in the post-war, as Japan first rebuilt from the ruins of the Pacific War and then underwent a process of economic and industrial growth that brought with it pollution, urban dislocation and rapid technological development, the myth and reality of Japan as a land of beautiful objects has persisted and in turn continued to inspire artists and makers abroad.

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2 December 2016

Concert by Hibiki Ichikawa and Akari Mochizuki on 14 Dec 2016

Hibiki Ichikawa and Akari Mochizuki – Wed 14th Dec, 7.45pm (doors 7.15)
Sands Films, 82 St Marychurch St, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4NF

Love, loss, hardship and a nostalgic pining for one’s hometown are the subject of the Japanese “enka” and “minyo” performed by virtuoso musician Hibiki Ichikawa (Tsugaru shamisen) and Akari Mochizuki (voice).

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