This event invites critics from Japan to give their culturally specific perspective on one of the finest and most loved writers of or time: Kazuo Ishiguro.  Which Japanese literature, cinema and the culture have had a formative impact on Ishiguro's authorship?  How Japanese is Ishiguro anyway? Whilst Motoko Sugano will show war paintings that informed Ishiguro's An Artist of the Floating World, other scholars will offer unique insights into the imaginary worlds of Ishiguro. 

The event is generously sponsored by the Daiwa Foundation and the Japan Foundation. It is part of the Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-2020.

The performers will attend the Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Kazuo Ishiguro conference on Saturday 1 February

Performer: Motoko Sugano, Shinya Morikawa, Yoshiki Tajiri, Takahiro Mimura, Ria Taketomi, Takayuki Shonaka

Date: Friday 31 January 2020

Time: 5.15pm – 6.15pm

Venue: Wolverhampton Art Gallery – Contemporary Gallery

Price: Free

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