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SOUZOU: Welcome to the World of 46 Outsider Artists from Japan

SOUZOU – which is pronounced SOZO. It is one of those terms that has a dual meaning and in the context of this enlightening – and at times disturbing – show of 46 self taught Japanese outsider artists it alludes … Continue reading

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THE ROOM WITH A VIEW: Shuya Okino’s Tokyo Runnings

My relationship with Japan goes back to the mid Eighties and one my earliest friendships on the club scene was with Shuya Okino of the Kyoto Jazz Massive. I have fond memories of That Fuss Was Us playing in their … Continue reading

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MASA SUZUKI: Zen & The Art Of Begging

Earlier today, I was thinking about the weather changing and how it gets tougher and tougher for the homeless.  Also, I was thinking about how, in these difficult times, so many of us are in danger of not meeting those … Continue reading

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TOKIO AOYAMA: VISIONS Of A PSYCHEDELIC SOUL

In August – 23rd to 29th – Darren  Springer’s Ancient Future organisation joins forces with the Hoxton Gallery to showcase the paintings from Tokio Aoyama which mix the myth, music, spirit and the essence of nature into one palette of … Continue reading

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Shocking! Listen to Arnie Gunderson’s Fukushima Update

Chatting with a friend last night she raised the issue of nuclear power in Japan and what a relief it must be that they’ve finally shut down the nuclear power plants in Japan. While that’s all good, an ongoing disaster … Continue reading

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ONE YEAR ON…. AFTERSHOCKS OF THE TOHOKU EARTHQUAKE

It’s one year on from the Tohoku tsunami and earthquake disaster and in the wake of the stirring images and stories that have reached us I am  more than hacked off with a bunch of pro nuclear power scribblers who are … Continue reading

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No More Hiroshima – No More Nagasaki – No More Fukushima!

Yesterday, my partner landed in a hot and an oppressively humid Tokyo. She called and asked if there has been much press on the events surrounding the commemoration of the 66th Anniversary of Hiroshima. As a habitual early morning on-line … Continue reading

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