A long time ago, I started a website called Nippon-Ichigo in anticipation of blogging about my theoretical experience of living in Japan at the same time as filing my first application to JET. Talk about putting the cart before the horse, right? Ah, classic me. I learned a lot of interesting things in the process […]
A cute, cartoonishly detailed theme logo I created as Visual Communications Coordinator for Middle Tennessee Anime Convention. This is for MTAC’s 2014 theme, “love”. It flourishes with cherry blossom petals, a powerful visual in Japan often used in love-oriented anime.
Aftershock: Artists Respond to Disaster in Japan is available for preorder now. The printing of this gorgeous book has successfully been funded via Kickstarter, and you can go ahead and reserve yours now! It is truly a unique book, and we all hope that it can bring comfort and inspiration to those who see it. […]
2011, mixed media (newspaper, bristol board, marker, canvas). Piece created to raise funds for the 2011 disaster in Japan. It was included in black & white in Aftershock: Artists Respond to Disaster in Japan. The canvas is patterned with glued excerpts from The Tennessean about the tragic tsunami’s effects in Japan, including news from the […]
Right now, a lot of people are still coming together to help Japan. I’m very glad. Watching people unite and get through the tragedy has been inspiring. It easily could have been soul-crushingly sad, but people want to keep hope and push through to succeed and keep moving, and they should. I admire them. The […]
The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival became the Nashville Cherry Blossom Japan Relief Event! In light of recent events, many vendors offered to put part or all of their proceeds towards relief efforts in Japan, and there were many ways to donate. The only foreign consulate here in Tennessee is one for Japan, and we’re proud […]
I actually have a lot of articles planned right now, all lying dormant due to a momentary dip in language-studying momentum and real-life happenings. Yet all those things pale in face of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami which has rocked northern Japan. Last Thursday I went to bed at a decent time, for […]
In this day and age, people get more worked up about certain things than they need to. In fact, people being inundated about information about the entire world should cause that — but wait a moment, take a breath. Things aren’t all bad, or even half bad.
Here are some Japanese songs to remind you of that: