Installation of Post It 8. Hopefully a video coming soon.
Thanks to Dean Gojobori, Cate Park and Tony Sugano for pics. There’ll be another set soon!
The Target Free Saturday at JANM was a hit drawing 1000 folks. Kids made robots out of cardboard boxes, film canisters, crepe paper, and spare junk parts. Many also learned about comics with Yumi Sakugawa and did some watercolors with Rob Sato.
An awesome opening night featuring the works of Mari Inukai, Sena Inukai, Amy Sol, Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, Elizabeth Ito, Fumi Omori, Katsuya Terada, Kent Williams, Sean Chao, Stella Im Hultberg, Tessar Lo, and Yoskay Yamamoto. Thanks for coming out. The below photo features Kaonashi from Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. That’s Audrey Kawasaki on left, Mari and Sena Inukai on right.
Le Merde and Kiyoka Ikeda at Giant Robot 2. Kiyoka Ikeda wasn’t present, but his presence was there in the forms of his ground breaking custom work. The walls had some paper murals to be colored in a little at a time. That’s Matt Specktor, daughter and Mike Kelly (Le Merde).
Customers check out the figures.
Coloring in walls.
A great event, thanks to the staff and David Horvath for helping make this all happen. WAGE! was played. If you didn’t make it, you missed out on great prizes. The chances of winning were high! Some even won twice. Behind the scenes, was a lot of preparation to make an event come off simple. We’re glad to do it every time.
LIFE: After Hiroshima: On the anniversary of the July 16, 1945 Trinity test in New Mexico that gave birth to the Atomic Age, LIFE.com presents photographs — most of them never published in LIFE — taken in Hiroshima after the Second World War ended. Here, in the landscape of a ruined city, and on the scarred skin and misshapen limbs of Japanese who survived the world’s first nuclear attack, photographer Carl Mydans discovered the legacy — part nightmare, part surprising, wishful dream — of those world-changing explosions.
Hiroshima children patiently wait their turn for a examination in a temporary clinic.
Here’s more of photographer Carl Mydan’s 1947 photo series [ LIFE ~ "Hiroshima: Portraits of Survivors" ]
Yukinori Dehara at Giant Robot is a great art show. The opening was awesome, but the workshop and talk was amazing too. Not only did you get to see the story of his life, you got to actually make a figure. He even did it in Japanese. No translation was necessary at all. It was hilarious. His opening yell, LET’S MAKE was followed by the passing out of Japanese paper clay. Step by step, you learned to make one of his characters. The best part was at the end, this little bit of clay that was left behind? You make an intestine with it!