Event Details

This event finished on 02 July 2021

After the successful interactive installation work: Making Waves – the official event of ‘Hokusai, Beyond the Great Wave’ in the Great Court of the British Museum in 2017, Imada was asked to create an interactive installation work together with pupils from Coventry schools and it became a project called ‘Making Waves’.

The Making Waves project is formed in 3 parts and this interactive installation at the Coventry Cathedral is the last part of this project. Imada runs 4 Japanese woodblock printmaking workshops with 40 pupils of Coventry in mid June for them to create prints expressing ‘Waves’ and from these 40 carved blocks more prints produced by other pupils who weren’t able to participate the workshop to add on to the main installation work created by Imada.

Imada created a giant paper installation represent “Waves’ as a starting point, then through discussion with selected pupils who participated in the workshops pupil’s prints will be added onto the
main installation work. The ‘Waves’ here is to represent ‘Hope and Future’ and to celebrate life itself.


The event founded by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and supported by Awagami Factory.

You can view Imada’s ‘Making Waves’ during Cathedral opening hours on Friday 2 July from 10am to 4pm and Saturday 3 July from 10am to 12noon.

We are doing everything we can to welcome tourists back safely in these uncertain times.  As part of our efforts to follow national guidance we are introducing a ticketing system. From Monday 17 May we recommend you book a Exhibition and Entry ticket to visit.



Giant Waves by Hiroko Imada