A residency by artist Atsuko Kamura at the Edge, 1st-4th May 2022.  Book your place on eventbrite 2022

Hanami (花見, “flower viewing”) is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers (hana).  Atsuko Kamura and Friction arts brings blossom to The Edge through a series workshops  and a flowery installation.

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Day 1: Sunday 1st May 2:00pm-5:00pm

Cherry blossom sweet making workshop: Make Cherry blossom biscuits and

Japanese sweets with Ubuntu Bakery and Kamura. Japanese tea will be


Day 2: Monday 2 May 6:30pm -8:30pm

Words and music improvisation workshop: Create improvised poems and

music together. Kamura introduces methods and games to create improvised

music, poems and dance. All musicians, poets, and dancers who are

interested in improvisation are welcome. For musicians, please bring

your instrument.

Day 3 Tuesday 3 May  6:30pm-8:30pm

Talking about Haiku and Renga by Harry Gilonis, a Haiku poet, and Renga

making workshop:

Renga is a genre of Japanese collaborative poetry in which alternating

stanzas, or ku, of 5-7-5 and 7-7 sound units per line are linked in

succession by multiple poets. Harry and Kamura introduce a modern

version of improvised Renga making.

Day 4 Wednesday 4 May 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Meditation and Butoh workshop 6:30 pm-8:30 pm:

Kamura introduces Japanese self-massage, relaxation, meditation and

Butoh; a style of modern Japanese dance.

 From Monday to Wednesday from 3 pm to 5 pm, Kamura invites you to join

us to create Cherry Blossom inspired installation at the Edge. Pop in,

see and take a part in the transformation of the space with Japanese tea

and sweets to accompany with.