The Literary Salon - Naoko Abe

Fri 19 July 2019

Cherry Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved the Blossoms For Japan

Naoko Abe is a Japanese journalist living in London. She was the first political writer to cover the prime minister’s office, the foreign ministry and the defence ministry at one of Japan’s largest newspapers. Cherry Ingram is a portrait of an unknown Englishman and amateur botanist whose legacy can be seen all around us. A story of Britain and Japan in the 20th century and how a delicate blossom was threatened by a warlike ideology.

Performance by a Japanese instrumentalist

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