NLA Residency

Studying, learning, researching and discovering about Japanese women in Australia.

As if to carry a red randoseru on my back, I entered the doors of the National Library of Australia (NLA) this week for my residency in our national capitol as part of NLA’s Japan Study Grant Program. Here I will spend the next four weeks studying, learning, researching and discovering about Japanese women in Australia with the view to writing a new performance work.

Yay! I made it to Canberra! – Photo by Mayu Kanamori
The Celestial Empire Exhibition is on at the NLA this month. – Photo by Mayu Kanamori

It is such a blessing to be able to work with such experienced and dedicated librarians and archivists at the NLA. I am grateful to be here with them.

Photo with Mayumi Shinozaki, Senior Librarian, Japanese Unit, NLA (Left) who is hosting my Japan Study Grant. – Photo by Rika Wright


Catriona Anderson from the Pictures & Manuscripts branch, NLA showing me the Special Collections at NLA. – Photo by Mayu Kanamori



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