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Introducing Japanese industrial art to a new UK audience

The Bridge Together Project, produced by London-based Japanese singer and performer Naomi Suzuki, is part of the Beyond 2020 programme, designed to create a long-lasting Olympic legacy for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The project aims to introduce the beauty of Japanese culture to a  diverse global audience and encourage people from all over the world to visit Japan.

As part of this project, HYPER JAPAN is proud to host the artworks of Sakubei Yamamoto for the first time in the UK, in art a dedicated gallery space at Festival 2019.
Sakubei Yamamoto’s beautiful coal mining paintings have been added to the UNESCO Memory of the World list and it is a great honour for HYPER JAPAN to be introducing them to a British audience. The UK and Japan share a similar history of coal mining and Sakubei Yamamoto’s coal mining scenes evoke what was the cornerstone of the industrial revolution.



Take some time to view Sakubei Yamamoto’s beautiful art and consider the shared history between the UK and Japan and how we can continue to support our overseas friends and move forward in international friendship.