CURRENT + UPCOMING PROJECTS

Click on the projects below to learn more!

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STORIES OF SOLIDARITY

A Neighborhood Mapping +
Art and Story Sharing Project


In partnership with Warm Cookies of the Revolution + Mile High Japanese American Citizens League

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COLORADO'S API FOOD CULTURE:
Rice & Resilience

History Colorado Center 
April 2022 - 2023 

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A Celebration of API Heritage Through Food:
Cultural Roots Night Market
and Mix-tape

History Colorado Center 
April 16th, 2022

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ISHIN DENSHIN
Transmissions from the Heart

May 31st - August 1st, 2022
The Collective

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IKKAI Means Once: A Transplanted Pilgrimage
(Premiering January 2023) 
 

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ZOTTO [ぞっと]
A Supernatural Folktale
(coming FALL of 2022)

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ASSASSIN WITH SON
A Stop-Motion Samurai Film
about Fatherhood

(In Production)

Amplify

An artist-centered initiative of the
Japanese Arts Network

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YOKOSO! CULTURAL MIX-TAPE

Sharing Japanese culture through a multi-disciplinary live arts mix-tape.

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LUNCHBOX MOMENTS
with Colorado Asian Cultural Education Network

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#IAMNOTBROKEN
AMPLIFYING Asian Mental Health Resources

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PAST PERFORMANCES
 

  • RINO Art Park Opening 2021
     

  • Broomfield / Ueda Sister Cities Cultural Arts Exchange 2021
     

  • Lone Tree Arts Center, Passport to Culture + Sensory Friendly Program
     

  • Sakura Foundation 5 Year Anniversary
     

  • Colorado Business for the Creative Arts 2020 Annual Luncheon
     

  • Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities - Summer Saturday Drive-Thru

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NEXT GEN JA 

A monthly intergenerational gathering embracing 
community connections to
Japanese culture

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TEACHING & WORKSHOPS

  • Cleo Parker Robinson Dance 

    • International Summer Dance Institute (2019, 2020, 2021) + Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum (2019)
       

  • Mochi Magic + Kaori Becker
    with Japan America Society of CO

     

  • Central City Opera

    • Madame Butterfly

    • Music! Words! Opera! Workshop
       

  • Eien Hunter-Ishikawa

    • Natto and Knife Sharpening Workshops
       

  • Mile High JACL Day of Remembrance

    • Go For Broke Activity

 

PAST PROJECTS

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MOTTAINAI
Cultural Runways Fashions Show

McNichols Civic Center + Arts & Venues Denver

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LAUREN IIDA'S
FIVE POINTS MERCHANTS
 
(SPIRE Building - Denver, CO)

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FIRST VOICE STORY CIRCLE OF THE JAPANESE DIASPORA
May 28th & 29th, 2021

 

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TAKUMI
THE ARTS & CRAFTS OF HIDA, TAKAYAMA

SUMMER 2021

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KINTSUGI: THE ART OF HEALING Finding Beauty in Repair 
Summer - Fall 2020


In partnership with the McNichols Civic Center Building
and Denver Arts & Venues

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ASIANS IN FOCUS

A PhotoVoice Project

 

In partnership with NAAPIMHA

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THE BENTO SESSIONS
ZEMBU + Morning Bear
Summer 2020

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TSURU FOR SOLIDARITY
Denver Buddhist Temple - March 2020

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NIKKEI BLOCK PARTY

YouTube LIVE - Summer 2020

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STORIES OF COURAGE

History Colorado - February 2020

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Ai [Love] Virtual Concert

August 2020

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WAY OF THE WARRIOR
Sakura Square - October 2019

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PORTRAITS OF COURAGE
History Colorado - February 2020