ASAKUSA - Culture Zone | Stand: B08

The Bridge Together Project is produced by Naomi Suzuki, the London-based Japanese singer and performer. We also Celebrate Rugby World Cup as Naomi is the Host city special supporter of RWC2019 The project aims to introduce the beauty of Japanese culture to a diverse global audience and to entice people from all over the world to come and visit Japan, as a part of a long-lasting legacy of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Since the recent devastating earthquakes in Tohoku and Kumamoto, many people in Japan have been greatly supported by overseas visitors, to help invigorate local economies and to help create new international friendships during times of great hardship and grief. Exhibition Of Sakubei Yamamoto’s Coal Mining Painting! Sakubei Yamamoto’s coal mining painting has registered as a “UNESCO Memory of the World”. We will introduce Sakubei Yamamoto’s beautiful and historical coal mine paintings in the UK for the first time as a part of the Tokyo2020 Programme. Sakubei’s paintings are now listed as “UNESCO Memory of the World” – the first Japanese pieces to be registered as such, which also includes “The Diary of Anne Frank” and “Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9”. Sakubei Yamamoto’s coal mining scenes evoke what was at the time, the cornerstone of the industrial revolution. The UK and Japan have a very similar history of coal mining and we would like to share this commonality to help build friendships to create another bridge between the UK and Japan.