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Visit an exhibition: Living Colours: Kasane

Hosted by the Consul of the London Japanese Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 18 May 18:30 - 20:00

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Let's have a look at a series of colour combination displays – each communicating a specific seasonal message. These are intended to recreate the language of kasane, a concept of layering colours, first seen in Heian-period Japan ( Protected content ), again referred to during the Edo period ( Protected content ) and which still resonates with Japanese sensibilities today and the desire to reflect seasonal change. We may be able to learn more about important aspects within this story such as, natural dyeing materials, the tools used and the dyeing process, Heian culture and literature, kasane, Somenotsukasa Yoshioka and the important work it carries out related to Buddhist ceremonies.

Why don't we have dinner at the famous Japanese restaurant, Protected content if you have more time after visiting the exhibition?

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