Red Kimono in the window @ Conway Hall

March 4th – May 31st 2016

The second exhibition of Red Kimono at Conway Hall in Holborn, London WC1, marks the 5th anniversary of the catastrophic accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Eight of the thirty portraits, and a poster bearing explanatory text, are on display in the window which looks onto Theobalds Road , a busy road in central London.

Booklets containing stories, letters and statements by evacuees from Fukushima are available in the entrance area on Red Lion Square, for visitors to take, free of charge.

The eight portraits on display:

Prasanth

Alex

Shigeo

Yvonne

Xi Zhang

Dee

Michael

Steve

The explanatory text poster:

RED-KIMONO-window-EXPLANATORY-TEXT-web

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white makeup used in Japan over 3,500 years ago

‘By 1500 B.C.E upper-class women in China and Japan used white rice powder on their faces, shaved and plucked their eyebrows, and painted their teeth gold and black.’

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, p489 Edited by Bonnie G. Smith