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ABOUT US

Japan Interlink was founded by Suzanne Perrin in 1995 in order to promote awareness of Japanese culture abroad, creating cultural and educational exchange between Japan and the UK by organising a wide range of Japanese events including exhibitions of Kimono and craftworks, Japanese traditional dance groups, setting up student exchange programmes between universities in Japan and the UK, and providing consultations, talks and lectures for business users, museum courses, student and adult education groups.

Japan Interlink uses a network of Japanese artists and performers who are all highly trained professionals with many years experience in their chosen fields. Demonstrations and displays can be arranged for special occasions, private functions, or public performances for any size group. We have contributed to many of the Japan Festival events that have taken place in the UK over the last twenty years.

Suzanne Perrin studied Nihonga traditional Japanese painting at Nagoya University of Arts in Japan, and has worked extensively to bring many years experience to promoting Japanese culture through lectures and events to a wide public at all levels.

Suzanne has worked for Japanese organisations in London and Japan, has promoted Japanese culture on Sky TV, on radio for BBC's 'Women's Hour', and on local radio stations in Australia, New Zealand, and Cape Town in South Africa during lecture tours to those regions.

Suzanne contributes lectures and courses for universities and museums in the UK including Asian Arts courses at the British Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, SOAS London University, University of Brighton and University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Suzanne has published many articles on historical and contemporary aspects of Japanese architecture, gardens, design and lifestyle for Insight Japan Magazine, Nichi-Ei Times, The Japan Society Review, NADFAS Review, Odyssey Magazine SA and other periodicals. She is currently working on The Old Kyoto Shops Project

Suzanne Perrin - Japan Interlink
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CONTACT

Suzanne Perrin
Cultural Director
Japan Interlink London

London W7 1EX UK

tel/fax: +44 20 8579 9404

email:
info@japaninterlink.com




JAPANESE ART VIDEOS





















Suzanne and Chizuko - Kimono and Tea ceremony for Sky Travel - 1996


KIMONO & TEA CEREMONY from Jeremy Hoare on Vimeo.




CULTURE

KEKKONSHIKI EXHIBITIONS





VICTORA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON





HOKUSAI EXHIBITION

HOKUSAI'S LIFE IN PRINTS by Suzanne Perrin
6th December 2017 - Sotheran's of Sackville Street





KEKKON STYLE

Fashion and Textile Museum, London
6th-7th December 2009





ASIA HOUSE EXHIBITION




THE TEAM




VIDEO

YouTube - Kekkon Style: Wedding Kimono and Accessories from Japan at the Fashion & Textile Museum, London, December 2009





LECTURES



Lectures intro

The lectures cover a broad range of subjects on Japanese and Chinese art, history and culture, and are suitable for all levels of education from school age to graduate, adult and business classes. Detailed knowledge is combined with top quality visuals to provide stimulating sessions for small and large groups.

Japan

Architecture: sacred and secular, historical and contemporary
Arts & Crafts: traditional crafts and contemporary practice
General History: cultural and social development
Gardens: design, style and symbolism
Tea Culture: philosophy and ceremony
Textiles: costume development and production
Religions: origins and practice
Contemporary Culture: society, lifestyle, women's issues
Japonism: Japanese influence on western art

China
Buddhism & the Silk Road
The Silk Road: past & present culture
Painting Traditions: Tang, Song & Ming art
The Scholar's Desk: connoisseurship and collecting

Click here to download a PDF version of the contents of the lectures.







publications

JAPANESE GREENBUILD
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publications

JAPANESE GARDENS
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publications
BRIDGES

THE BOOK - THE INVERVIEWEES - INTERVIEW - REVIEWS - VIDEOS




BRIDGES - THE INTERVIEWEES

From left to right
top row: Suzanne Perrin, Joji Hirota, Robert Ketchell, Professor Toshio Watanabe, Setsuo Kato, Jeremy Hoare
bottom row: Junko Kobayashi, Phillida Purvis MBE, Sir Hugh Cortazzi GCMG, Wiesia Cook Bownas, Professor Ian Nish CBE



BRIDGES - INTERVIEW

VIMEO - SHARE RADIO Live Interview with Jeremy Hoare & Suzanne Perrin on Thursday 1 Sept 2016
Topics: Tokyo Olympics 2020 and Bridges book

SHARE RADIO - Japan with Jeremy Hoare & Suzanne Perrin from Jeremy Hoare on Vimeo.

BRIDGES - REVIEWS


"This handsome book features interviews with ten prominent people involved in Anglo-Japanese exchange, showing the rich cultural diversity and interaction between professional people in the UK and Japan during the past 70 years. It has been most carefully compiled and makes for fascinating reading."

I de S




"You and Jeremy continue to do amazing things with getting Bridges publicised. I sincerely hope that you use all the hard effort in creating this publication and publicity model on further work, because it is a terrific achievement."

PP




"I found it a collection of fascinating chapters about the lives of those who one could call true pioneers in developing the valuable links between Japan and the UK. I have taken every spare moment to read it from the first word to the last ! "

JW




"Thank you and Jeremy for your hard work in preparing the volume and persistence in seeing it through. It has taught me a lot and I hope that it may appeal to a wide readership."

IN




"I am certainly enjoying your book. Seeing those years through the eyes of other people is certainly giving me food for thought and many, many memories."

MH




BRIDGES book review in ACUMEN magazine for the BCCJ Tokyo - June 2016 by Ian de Stains OBE

Link to original page: https://bccjacumen.com/a-slice-of-social-history/
(Text copied here without permission)

Books June 2016
A slice of social history Builders of bonds By Ian de Stains OBE

This handsome book features interviews with 10 prominent people involved in Anglo–Japanese exchange, showing the rich cultural diversity and interaction between professional people in the UK, the rest of Europe and Japan during the past 70 years.

It has been most carefully compiled and makes for fascinating reading, never once falling short on interest. The names of the majority of those interviewed will be familiar to anyone associated with Anglo–Japanese affairs, so there is a familiarity about it, and yet there are a few surprises within its pages, too.

No such volume would be complete without a contribution from Sir Hugh Cortazzi GCMG, one of the UK’s former ambassadors to Japan. For once, instead of editing others’ contributions, he speaks—and eloquently, too—of his own experience:

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BRIDGES - VIDEOS OF THE EVENT - 3rd May 2016

VIMEO - The Book Launch Event


VIMEO - The BRIDGES contributors in their own words





BUY THE BRIDGES BOOK

The book is available worldwide from: www.thegreatbritishbookshop.co.uk, see below.






publications
OLD KYOTO SHOPS

OLD KYOTO SHOPS:
The Disappearing Shops & Traders of Old Japan

PREVIEW BOOK by Suzanne Perrin & Akiko Nakamura

Suzanne Perrin and Akiko Nakamura have been conducting a survey on the traditional shops and traders of Kyoto since 2003, interviewing shop proprietors and workers, and assessing the status of their trades in a rapidly changing world. Surveys were conducted between 2003 and 2018.

Many small businesses are being forced to close for a variety of reasons, whether due to declining orders for traditional items, competition from overseas, technological changes to production, or an ageing population of craft workers with few apprentices willing to learn a demanding process.

The book covers an introduction to Kyoto, its craftspeople and licenced artisans, a compilation of statistics on the rate of declining small businesses in the Kyoto area, and focuses on different groups including textile workers, wood workers, metal workers, food suppliers, some ryokan and coffee houses, and general goods stores.
The surveys highlight the problems of economic growth versus the decline in crafts and traditional suppliers, analysing solutions and successes where businesses have survived and prospered, or problems and difficulties where businesses have closed. Included are interviews with successful businesses that actively promote traditional crafts and use their specialism in contemporary design.

We will be concluding our researches in 2019 with a view to publishing the completed book in due course. We aim to provide updates on the project via the Japan Interlink website and social media links.

Suzanne Perrin B.A.; M.A.
Independent researcher, lecturer in Japanese history, art and culture for universities and museums; founded Japan Interlink in 1995, and published Bridges: Anglo-Japanese Cultural Pioneers 1945-2015 in 2016 available online at
http://www.fast-print.net/bookshop/1909/bridges
www.japaninterlink.com / info@japaninterlink.com
Akiko Nakamura
Professional artisan, fourth generation weaving expert in Nishijin textiles, founded Ever Koubo in 1999, a weaving workshop for teaching younger artisans; works with her son producing fashion design clothing and is a registered Kyoto guide and textile consultant.
kugayatsumugi@yahoo.co.jp

March 2018