The program aims to introduce the beauty of Japanese culture and attract people from all over the world to Japan. Having overseas visitors helps support people who suffered from the earthquakes in Tohoku and Kumamoto prefecture. This is a cultural program for creating a better Olympic legacy for 2020.
●Event 1: Sakubei Yamamoto We would like to introduce Sakubei Yamamoto’s amazing and historical Coal Mine Paintings in the UK as the Beyond 2020 programme.
Sakubei’s paintings registered as a “UNESCO Memory of the World” as the first Japanese pieces to be registered. "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "Beethoven's Symphony No. 9" are well known as items registered as a “UNESCO Memory of the World”.Sakubei Yamamoto's coal mining scene works, which focus on mining towns that mined coal, the cornerstone of their industrial revolution.
●Event 2: Japanese nostalgic fork song collaborate with Daikagura which is Japanese traditional stunt show.
UK-JAPAN Bridge Together
James Taylor Quartet + Naomi Suzuki with Mari Natsuki, Michiyo Kagami
Opening act: Yuriko Kotani (the BBC New Comedy Award winning comedian)
1 October 2019 @Cadogan Hall Start 7:00pm
Tickets on Sale: https://cadoganhall.com/whats-on/james-taylor-quartet-naomi-suzuki/
Japanese pop with a UK jazz-funk twist: performed by the critically acclaimed James Taylor Quartet and UK-based singer Naomi Suzuki. The evening celebrates the Japan-UK Year of Culture with the Bridge Together Project - presenting much loved J-pop classics specially re-arranged for an incredible night highlighting a shared love of great music and connections between the two cultures.
Special guest stars make this concert an unmissable experience. Yuriko Kotani, the BBC New Comedy Award winning comedian, will open the event and superstar singer Mari Natsuki is travelling from Japan especially to give an exclusive performance. There will also be a traditional daikagura routine by Michiyo Kagami - a unique combination of talents!
More information: https://www.goto-japan.net/
Beyond 2020 is a Japanese national project headed by the Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic Games Promotion Headquarters.