Community Related Experience
Growing up in a family that ran a local newspaper company, the concept of community has always been an integral part of my life. I am perpetually curious about what makes a community special: its members, its history, how it operates, and its aspirations for the future.
I've learned that communication is a vital key for any community. Effective communication not only encourages people but also empowers the entire community. My PR work for the Yosakoi Soran Festival was instrumental in gaining sponsors, participants, and audience by spreading excitement and awareness, contributing to the community's fulfillment and the event’s success. Seeking out engaging news resources for the press also honed my observational skills and creativity. Healthy communication is essential to understand others and maintain connectivity within a community.
I am often responsible for communication within a community and to the public, and this has become a significant part of my career. Currently, I serve as a communication hub for Oya No Kai, coordinating programs with various organizations in Portland and Japan. I excel at synthesizing ideas and initiating action.
I have engaged in several traditional Japanese art forms, which have taught me that the fascinating Japanese culture has developed through centuries of creative ideas, actions, thoughts, and lives. These art practices have not only trained my senses in form, color, space, movement, and selection but have also become invaluable resources in my journey as a Social Practice Artist.