Manga Portrait Event with Chie Kutsuwada
Saturday 22nd May 2021
We spent today with Chie Kutsuwada in our Middlesex Street restaurant at our Windows to Japn exhibition. Chie was offering free manga portraits to our visitors.
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Chie Kutsuwada is a Japanese manga artist based in Brighton. A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, she is the creator of King of a Miniature Garden and Moonlight. She also provided the illustrations for The Book of Five Rings by Musashi Miyamoto and Warrior Kids, a children's book by Mark Robson. Kutsuwada's books are widely available in English and have been translated into several other languages. Aside from her comics work, she regularly leads manga workshops at institutions across the country, including the British Library, the British Museum and various schools.
We asked Chie to create us a unique peice of artwork which will be on display in Middlesex Street when we are open - keep your eyes peeled, we think it's super cute!