POSTCARDS FROM JAPAN -Message from Tohoku Artists

touring at Embassy of Japan, London, UK

 

The exhibition, POSTCARDS FROM JAPAN - A Message from Tohoku Artists is open at the Embassy of Japan until 31 January 2012. Admission free; Monday to Friday; 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Visitors are requested to present a form of photographic identification when entering the Embassy.

 

■Venue:

Embassy of Japan
101-104 Piccadilly 
London W1J 7JT

TEL 020 7465 6500

FAX 020 7491 9348 

 

 




Background

After the major earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear disaster in North East Japan on 11th March 2011 power supplies, land lines, mobile phone networks (and for many people Internet access) went down, making it extremely hard to contact family and friends.
The post office were quickly up and running again and in many cases the first news that loved ones were safe was by postcard.
In the devastated regions the priority is to re-build communities and livelihoods. Life goes on: Art and culture are vital in celebrating life, and can help to nurture imagination, energy and determination to move on.


An exhibition of A5 original art works by 22 artists from North East Japan.
Beautiful and poignant works specially made for this exhibition that give insight into the incredible grace and resilience of the Japanese spirit
Curated by Kate Thomson & Hironori Katagiri




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Exhibition Catalogue on sale



A 68 page full colour catalogue "Postcards from Japan - Message from Tohoku artists"
is available for £7 + postage £2.30 (or suggested donation of £10 if you would like to contribute more).







Any benefit made from sales of this catalogue will go towards supporting artists in Tohoku working on recovery projects in the regions devastated by the triple disaster of the 11.03.2011 earthquake.