In June 2018, the work of anglophile and polymath Noritake Kinashi will be appearing in a new exhibition, introducing the latest phase of his ongoing creative project ‘REACH OUT’. Also an actor, musician and comedian, Kinashi will showcase a series of paintings created as a result of his unique observational point of view, with his dynamic and non-conformist, yet ever-evolving brush style.
For Noritake Kinashi's first London exhibition, he will be showing specially selected artworks for the first time. They will then travel back to Japan to be included in a major nationwide, touring, solo exhibition from 2018-2020. Kinashi says: “I am often inspired by the raw energy and creativity that London offers. Being a comedian on the other hand, I have always believed in the power of laughter, which encourages peace within oneself. Therefore, I express the same thought on canvas.”
London-based composer and artist BEATRICE DILLONshares a bill and pursues collaboration with GOAT and KUKANGENDAI, two of the most blisteringly exciting young bands to emerge from Japan’s contemporary music scene. These two bands also tour the UK in a showcase of MODE in venues across the country.
Join us for a matcha masterclass hosted by Teapigs. The session will start with a brief history of matcha and an overview of its health benefits and taste profile. Then, you will learn how to make the perfect matcha tea or matcha latte, along with a guided tasting. With lots of new knowledge about matcha tea, you will go home with a few Teapigs goodies!
On this tour, there will be less walking and less history talking (unless you ask!) than on the Tea Walks. Instead, you will be visiting 4 ор 5 unique places in the area and tasting tea in them. I will talk about the teas and explain why these places are unique!
Japan; a destination full of juxtapositions and contradictions. A tantalising mix of age-old culture and tradition and cutting-edge innovation, it's of little surprise that this is one of the most photogenic destinations in the world.