PHILOSOPHER'S PHOTOS

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

Jetty to Jetty – Stories of Broome

The Jetty to Jetty Trail is Yawuru’s heritage walk along the foreshore of Roebuck Bay. The app is an audio companion to the trail, including over 90 minutes of stories and music. Nyamba Buru Yawuru with partners UDLA and Shire of Broome Sarah Yu, Bart Pigram, Mayu Kanamori, Vanessa Margetts, Jeremy Macmath, 28 Elders and story-tellers.

YASUKICHI MURAKAMI – THROUGH A DISTANT LENS

This is a forgotten story of the Japanese in Australia.
Inspired by the true story of Yasukichi Murakami, a Japanese-Australian photographer, entrepreneur and inventor who was a remarkable character in northern Australia in the early 1900s, this multi-disciplinary work is a contemporary framing of Murakami’s life through the lens of modern day Japanese-Australian theatre maker Mayu Kanamori.

Blurring Boundaries

Blurring Boundaries – the role of the artist in social history, responsibility and ethical choices A public lecture by Mayu Kanamori, 2015 IAS Artist-in-Residence Date: 29 September 2015 Time: 6pm Venue:  Fox Lecture Theatre, Arts Building UWA Parking: P3, off Hackett Entrance 1 Cost: Free, but RSVP essential. RSVP: http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/kanamori     Mayu Kanamori’s most recent work Yasukichi Murakami: Through a Distant Lens is a theatre work about the life of historical photographer Yasukichi Murakami and the modern day search of his missing photographs. Murakami arrived in Western Australia in 1897 from Japan and lived in Broome as an inventor, entrepreneur and photographer. The day after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour, like […]