The British Museum, London
14th July 2017 / Friday @ 6-9pm
The British Museum are celebrating their Summer Exhibition of Hokusai’s later works with a very special Friday Night Lates event ‘The Road to Fuji: Celebrating Hokusai’. We’re delighted to be part of this amazing event, performing Ryan Probert’s Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji in the Waddesdon Gallery. The woodblock prints will be in the main exhibition, so it’s a pretty much once in a lifetime performance to see the prints in person, then hear Ryan’s homage to them.
The evening also features:
‘Chindonya, musical street entertainers employed to advertise shops and theatre performances, whose roots lie in Hokusai’s late Edo-period Japan. Chindonya groups would parade the streets with one member shouting out to the crowd, handing out flyers.
Hear traditional performances by tsugaru shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa and folk singer Akari Mochizuki, as well as a performance of Ryan Probert’s Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji by English acoustic guitar duo Vickers-Bovey, inspired by Hokusai’s prints.
The evening will also include themed craft workshops, a community-led performance by older people from Camden, film screenings of the NHK production The Lost Hokusai (2017) and a pop-up sake tasting bar.