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Journal of Japan Studies

Text from You’ve Mistaken Me For a Butterfly (the first instalment)  published in Journal of Japan Studies as a literary feature with Abstract and Afterword by Professor Vera Mackie. ABSTRACT: The multimedia work You’ve Mistaken Me for a Butterfly was performed by Mayu Kanamori, accompanied by Terumi Narushima on piano, at the University of Wollongong (UOW) in June 2017. The performance was associated with the Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia (convened by Vera Mackie) and the Exhibition Shadow Worlds (curated by Agnieszka Golda at the TAEM Gallery at UOW), where diaspora was a major theme. The performance is part of a larger work by Mayu Kanamori which explores the histories of Japanese women […]

You’ve Mistaken Me for a Butterfly

You’ve Mistaken Me for a Butterfly (the first instalment) POETRY ON THE MOVE Boundary Crossings: A Festival of Poetry, presented by International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra. 16 September 2017, 2PM at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, ACT. You’ve Mistaken Me for a Butterfly (the second instalment) IAS PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, presented by the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), University of Western Australia (UWA). 25 September 2017, 6PM at the Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA, Crawley, WA. By Mayu Kanamori with music by Terumi Narushima  Process Blog: https://aboutokin.com

The Creation of Nikkei Australia: Rediscovering the Japanese Diaspora in Australia

The Creation of Nikkei Australia: Rediscovering the Japanese Diaspora in Australia by Masako Fukui & Mayu Kanamori As part of Special Issue of Journal of Australian Studies (JAS)  Edited byJen Tsen Kwok & Tseen Khoo. Published by Taylor & Francis Online. Download: http://bit.ly/2i8ydQn. ABSTRACT: Japanese people first settled in Australia in the late nineteenth century, yet the history of Japanese Australians remains mostly unknown. In fact, many contemporary people of Japanese heritage often feel alienated from their own ethnic history, even actively rejecting any connection to the Japanese diaspora. This article examines the reasons behind this phenomenon and how the group Nikkei Australia grew out of a need to explore these issues of ambivalent identity. […]

You’ve Mistaken me for a Butterfly

You’ve Mistaken me for a Butterfly (an excerpt, especially combined for JSSA) By Mayu Kanamori with music by Terumi Narushima will be part of Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia at University of Wollongong 27 – 30 June 2017 Process Blog: https://aboutokin.com

I Just Can’t Say That Word

  A work-in-progress showing of I Just Can’t Say That Word by Mayu Kanamori and Vic McEwan Friday, 12 May 2017 12.30pm – 2.00pm & 6.30pm – 8.00pm Rex Cramphorn Studio, University of Sydney, Camperdown More Info: http://bit.ly/2fNERuu Process Blog: https://ijustcantsaythatword.wordpress.com