Tokyo chows down on Hoi An soup to protest nuclear power

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Vietnam's Hoi-An Style cabbage parcels soup is one of three dishes served at the Fukushima Cabbage art project in Tokyo on March 3, an event held to remember last year's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear explosion and protest nuclear power.


According to a press release from organizer Sue Hajdu as, Hoi-An Style Cabbage Parcels Soup, Hungarian Cabbage & Pork Stew, and Cabbage and Green Pea Curry were prepared and served as part of the anti-nuclear power exhibition: "March 11 Sayonara Power Plants Towards a Nuclear Free Planet".


Members of the audience were able to participate in this project by buying the dishes for 311 yen each.


"Inspired by the true story of a cabbage farmer's suicide and the ongoing problems that surround the Fukushima farming community and Japanese consumers in the wake of the nuclear disaster, Fukushima Cabbage is a relational art project in which the artist will prepare and serve three dishes made of cabbage grown in Fukushima Prefecture, the site of the nuclear explosion," said a press release.


The work acts as a memorial, a philosophical exploration of the borderline between the collective and the individuals, and contemporary debates on agriculture, food and nuclear power," according to the release.


The anniversary memorial performance will take place at 2p.m. on March 11 at Sennen Garo Cafe, Nishi Ikebukuro 4-8-20, Tokyo, Japan.


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