Interweaving Anew: The Japanese-Samoan Vā

Jacqueline Lo

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Yuki Kihara's サ-モアのうた (Sāmoa no uta) A song about Sāmoa is a five-part series featuring twenty exquisite Kimono sculptures made from Samoan cloth accompanied by an archival exhibition. The work explores the cultural link between Japan and the Moana/Pacific Ocean, the impact of European colonialism and Japanese imperialism on Oceanic imaginaries, and calls for a new solidarities in the face of environmental and security challenges to the region.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYuki Kihara: Paradise Camp
EditorsNatalie King
Place of PublicationPort Melbourne, Australia
PublisherThames and Hudson
ISBN (Print)978-1-760-76142-4
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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