Collection: Akemi Tanaka

Akemi Tanaka was descended from a family of Samurai who fought alongside the 15th Century warrior-poet Ota Dokan. She grew up in Japan, and lived in London with her English partner. Akemi was an established cultural communicator on Japan, regularly leading cultural study tours back to her homeland, and giving presentations at schools, universities and cultural centres. She founded the charity 'Aid for Japan' following the 2011 tsunami.