- *This program has finished.
- Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7:00 pm
- Venue: The Library, International House of Japan
- Reader: Itoh Keiko (Writer / Interpreter)
- Language: English (without interpretation)
- Admission: IHJ members & Library members: Free, Non-members: 1,500 yen
- (reservations required, including reception)
- *This program will be held thanks to a contribution from an I-House member.
London-based writer and interpreter Ms Itoh Keiko will use photos from the exhibition catalogue to highlight the experiences of the early Japanese community in Britain, which included her maternal grandparents. The exhibition, curated and annotated by Ms Itoh, was held throughout the UK during 2001 to 2002 as part of the Japan 2001 Festival. Ms Itoh’s earlier research on the Japanese community in pre-War Britain originated from her desire to find out the historical context of her grandparents’ time in Britain. Her newly published book, My Shanghai, 1942-1946: A Novel, a fictionalised account of a young Japanese family in Japanese-occupied Shanghai, which draws on her parents’ experience, will be also introduced in the context of Japanese living abroad.
After the session, all participants are invited to a small reception.