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:
The explanatory text poster:
name: Stephen Tiller
racial heritage: Jewish-Irish
activism: Israel-Palestine. Anti-Zionist
thoughts re Fukushima: I’d like to do a show in Japan with Japanese theatremakers about it
Feeling very honoured that an abridged version of the Red Kimono booklet was presented at the World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima, November 21 – 23, 2015.
This version of the booklet, printed in Japan by Yoko Chase, contains letters, a speech and memoirs by some inspiringly brave mothers who evacuated from Fukushima with their children. Yoko translated most of these texts into English and teaches these mothers English, pro bono.
Yoko and Akiko Morimatsu, author of one of the memoirs, letters and speech and now one of the most active leaders of the antinuclear movement in Japan:
the cover of the abridged version of the booklet