Akemi and Tsunagu/Connect

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Akemi features as an interview as part of the Tsunagu/Connect project.

Tsunagu/Connect is a multi-phased, multi-year project that explores the lives of Japanese women living in the UK since 1945. Starting the spring of 2020, it has gathered oral histories from dozens of women. Inspired and informed by these interviews, they have created an immersive theatrical adventure and exhibition.

Tsunagu/Connect: The Exhibition explores the themes of culture, preconceptions and belonging, revealing the joys and struggles, triumphs and hardships of creating a new life in a foreign land. Featuring personal objects and interactive audio from the women we interviewed, this exhibition is an intimate glimpse into the worlds of these women and poses a vital question: “What price must we pay to create a third space, neither one nation nor the other, where we finally have room to be ourselves?”

The Tsunagu/Connect exhibition runs from 13th – 18th February and features interviews and photos. The exhibition takes place at artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London N12 0GA.

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