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INTRODUCTION
My McDonald's Hamburgers Invading Japan and 31 Flavors Invading Japan Series in the 1970's and AIDS Series in the 1980's reflect my cultural heritage from Japan. The Ukiyo-e or wood block print tradition represents my cultural identity. Geisha and samurai images I use are a way to depict traditional-thinking Japanese people.

After the 1980's financial bubble burst, decades of Japanese affluence took a nosedive. In the early 1990's, Japanese culture declined along with the economy. It was as if the country lost all of her momentum. This became a major impetus for me to shift my focus from Japan to the United States. I realized that Japanese were going back to their rigid traditional molds- such as young girls serving tea at the office- rather than the blossoming I'd seen where young women were able to work freelance jobs to support traveling around the world on vacation. READ MORE

 
  AIDS SERIES

 
     
 
     
     
     
  WAVES SERIES

 
 
     
  L.A. SUSHI SERIES

 
 
 
     
  NEW WAVE SERIES  
 
 
     
  TALE OF THOUSAND CONDOMS SERIES  
 
 
     
  McDONALD'S HAMBURGERS INVADING JAPAN SERIES