OUT OF THE ASHES
An podcast in three episodes with Lillian Michiko Blakey
Episode 1: Out of the Ashes l May 4 Music: Shakuhachi (The Japanese Flute) - Kahachiro Miyata (full)
Episode 2: African Violets and Sakura l May 11 Music: Sakura Sakura - C Harmonica - Okada Koumei
Episode 3: Redress to the Present l May 18 Music: Sakura - Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos (shakuhachi)
Shakuhachi Flute - Rodrigo Rodriguez - contemporary Japanese music, composed by Horii Kejiro for 1954 film “Twenty-four Eyes”, directed by Keisuki Kinoshita
Lillian Michiko Blakey is a sansei, a third generation Canadian. She is also an artist whose work tells the story of her family’s experience during the Japanese internment in Canada and the repercussions that reverberated through the generations. Out of the Ashes is Lillian’s personal and artistic journey into another phase of coming to terms with her identity as a proud Canadian - not a hyphenated Canadian straddling two cultures.
Lillian Michiko Blakey’s work can be found in the Government of Ontario Art Collection and the Nikkei National Museum in Burnaby, BC. Most recently, her art was embraced at the Royal Ontario Museum in its iconic and courageous exhibition, "Being Japanese Canadian: reflections in a broken world".