Japanese Painter responds to Japan Crisis with denim fundraiser

As the crisis in Japan worsens, New Yorkers are opening their hearts and wallets in an outpouring of sympathy and donations for the disaster-stricken country.

Today (March 17th), New York based Japanese painter, sculptor, poet and kimono designer Minako Yoshino will show new paintings and calligraphy inspired by Japanese mythology in the exhibition Infinite Dreamscape at Ion Studio in Soho, NYC. The opening event has been held in aid of the relief effort in both Japan and New Zealand.

Yoshino’s latest exhibition features paintings and drawings on organic denim kimonos, which Minako designed, cut, and constructed by hand. The artwork focuses on Japanese mythology and includes legendary creatures such as phoenix and dragons, in which Yoshino tries to deliver the Japanese spirit through the denim kimono.

“Infinite Dreamscape”, is on view: March 15 – May 7 @ ION STUDIO, 41 Wooster St (Broome and Grand), New York, NY 10013 and is part of Action 4 Japan New York.

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