Big In Japan is back in 2011, and it’ll be the first year that the public – that’s us you guys! – are invited to join the annual hoedown-meets-exhibition dedicated to the future East Asia’s island nation. Sponsored by crispest Japanese lager Kirin and curated by self-proclaimed Japanophiles ksubi, the event showcases some of the most talented/zaniest/colourful artists from all corners of Japan. And everyone’s invited.

ksubi presents Kirin ‘Big In Japan’ event details:
Sydney: Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 November 2011, Paddington Town Hall in Paddington.
Melbourne: Friday 18 and Saturday 19 November 2011, Thousand Pound Bend gallery.

Artist lineup (so far) includes:
Yuko Kaseki: freelance dancer and choreographer. Her works are based on merging Butoh and western contemporary dance technique to create an evocative narrative through movement.

Fuyuki Yamakawa: ‘Avant garde khoomei singer’ and performance/installation artist who works with bare light bulbs, yogic breath, medical equipment, modified musical instruments and the beat of his heart.

Kiiiii Indie rock duo who list Michael Jackson, Rage Against the Machine, Kraft Werk and The Ramones amongst their key influences. The self proclaimed “masters of girl magic”.

Onnacodomo: Taking inspiration from moments and objects from everyday life, visual unit Onnacodomo use shimmering projections created using water, mirrors and an array of lights, while a world of fantastic images is constructed with found photos, kitchen utensils, toys, stationary and improvised artwork all mixed to music.

OVe-NaXx: Electronic / mash up sound producer who describes his sound as ‘Japanoise’ mixed with a basic ragga riddim.

For more info hit the blog: www.biginjapan.com.au