Art & Design

JAPAN NOW : Launch of the KESHIKI Series

27 February 2017, Norwich

Join us to celebrate the launch of KESHIKI, a series of eight stories showcasing some of the most exciting writers working in Japan today.


KESHIKI, published by Strangers Press in February 2017, offers unusual perspectives on contemporary Japan from well-known names and new voices – many of which have a particular connection to Norwich, UNESCO City of Literature.

Our special guests for the evening are writers Masatsugu Ono and Aoko Matsuda, translators Alfred Birnbaum, Polly Barton and Angus Turvill, editor Elmer Luke and designers Glen Robinson and Nigel Aono-Billson from Norwich University of the Arts. The chair will be Philip Langeskov, from Strangers Press.

Featuring readings followed by discussion on how KESHIKI was created – from translating the stories into English, to their visual interpretation into beautifully designed chapbooks.


The event is free, but places are limited. Please book a ticket to reserve your seat. BOOK ONLINE HERE

27 February 2017, 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm)


Norwich Cathedral Hostry, Norwich NR1 4EH

Tel: 01603 597507




Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures