Art & Design

Ohgetsu Fujita presents… Emoji & Jazz. 27th, 28th & 29th July 2018

27, 28 & 29 July 2018, London


Ohgetsu Fujita presents...
Emoji & Jazz
Séb Pipe - alto sax
Kevin Glasgow - electric bass
Will Butterworth - keyboards

Avant-Garde Calligraphy & Live Jazz



Up-and-coming Japanese artist Ohgetsu Fujita visits the U.K. especially to present her unique take on the art of calligraphy. The result is an evolution of tradition which focuses on spatial beauty. The Hundred Years Gallery is proud to showcase her collection of Emoji-inspired artwork, fusing both traditional calligraphy (*1), Zenei-Shodou (*2) and her own creative techniques, which Fujita-san has mastered over the course of her career.


In addition to the free daytime exhibition, Fujita-san will be creating live artwork in tandem with omnipresent British jazz artists Séb Pipe (alto saxophone), Kevin Glasgow (electric bass) and Will Butterworth (keyboards). Live jazz performances will be presented in the form of two duos: the Pipe/Glasgow duo (Saturday 28th July / 8pm / £5) showcasing original melodic concepts, interspaced with chordal bass playing and unorthodox approaches, whilst the Pipe/Butterworth duo (Sunday 28th July / 5pm / £5) creates wondrous harmonic landscapes, singing melodies and dynamic subtlety.


(*1) It is a lesser-known fact that Chinese or Japanese calligraphy has nothing to do with writing pretty characters, but instead it is all about expressing oneself through art. Traditional calligraphy uses Kanji characters () which are adopted logographic Chinese characters used in the Japanese writing system. They convey a meaning and at their origin are derived from pictures created thousands of years ago.


(*2) Zenei-Shodou seeks to deviate from traditional calligraphy boundaries and create new aesthetics based on the appreciation of the beauty of Chinese characters by excluding the idea of characters and focusing on the art of space (or “the void” (, kuu) from the Japanese philosophy of five elements).


Hundred Years Gallery


-Fri 27th July   12-8pm Ohgetsu Fujita Emoji Exhibition (free)


-Sat 28th July  4-11pm Ohgetsu Fujita Emoji Exhibition (free) 
8pm (£5) Live avant-garde calligraphy with live jazz from Séb Pipe (alto saxophone) & Kevin Glasgow (electric bass)


-Sun 29th July 12-7pm Ohgetsu Fujita Emoji Exhibition (free) 
4pm (£5) Live avant-garde calligraphy with live jazz from Séb Pipe (alto saxophone) & Will Butterworth (keyboard)


Exhibition Free. Music and Live Calligraphy Performance £5

27th, 28th & 29th July 2018
Hundred Years Gallery, Hundred Years Gallery , 13 Pearson St. London E2 8JD
Tel:020 3602 7973


Hundred Years Gallery