Art & Design

1-2-3 ichi-ni-san

20 August 2011, London

Twenty artists unite to raise money for the victims of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami at the area of Tohoku, Japan. The day offers a variety of cultural events, including food, film, design and music that promise a unique Japanese experience in true East London style. With tickets starting at £3, all profit is donated to Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund, set up by the Japan Society.

The Secret Japanese Tasting is a

gourmet selection of contemporary Japanese tapas and sushi put together especially for 1-2-3 by the award winning restaurant Dinings. The menu offers a delightful biteful flavour, texture and colour for a truly Japanese culinary experience.


The British Film Institute (BFI) and Eureka! are offering two of the most discussed Japanese films of the century. The original, uncut version of Godzilla (1954), set in post WWII Japan, is the ultimate disaster movie, loaded with anti war and anti-nuclear metaphors. The Funeral Parade of Roses (1969), by avant-garde director Toshio Matsumoto, is a mixture of purely narrative sequences and documentary footage, set in the underground gay counterculture of 60s Tokyo.


Four acclaimed DJs from East London’s vibrant club scene will bring electro, disco and DIY sounds to the afterparty. Jerry Bouthier (Vivienne Westwood, Ponystep), Sigmund Kraftwerk (Caligula, Dalston Superstore), David Andersson (from Punks Jump Up; Kitsune Records), and Younger Than Me.


Twenty artists from Japan and the UK joined forces to produce unique, illustrated, limited edition cotton bags, especially for 1-2-3. The items will be exhibited on the day and will be on sale, raising money for the Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund. Artists include well-known names in the design field, such as Hudson Powell, Damien Poulain and Yuko Kondo.


Tickets: £3 - £35

20 August 2011

The Russian Club, 340-344 Kingsland Road, E8 4DA

1-2-3 ichi-ni-san