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Report of Hakata-Gion Yamakasa Festival: Shudanyamamise by our residence artist!

Hello! I am Maya, a July resident at Studio Kura, and am also helping out as an intern artist.
With a couple of other residents, we left for Hakata to see one of the Yamakasa events! While the main event, “Oiyama” happens early on the 15th, we decided to watch an earlier event called Shudanyamamise on the 13th. The Yamakasa takes place over 15 days starting on July 1st, and involves seven districts of Hakata, each with their own elaborate floats.

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Announcing Maya Cannon’s Exhibition “Kami”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Kami by Maya Cannon on July 22 (Sat) and 23 (Sun), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

From Tokyo Japan, Maya Cannon is currently a student at the Rhode Island School of Design working towards a BFA in printmaking. She focuses on the tactile quality and meaning of materials, and is currently interested in exploring what she can do with paper and wood.
While raised in Tokyo, Maya is drawn to the rural areas of Japan, such as her mother’s hometown. These visits inspire her to capture a certain nostalgia towards tradition, and unravel the beauty associated with it. At Studio Kura, she hopes to do so while exploring the surrounding nature and meeting local people.
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Maya Cannon

Maya Cannon (Japan) Residence: July 2017

From Tokyo Japan, Maya is currently a student at the Rhode Island School of Design working towards a BFA in printmaking. She focuses on the tactile quality and meaning of materials, and is currently interested in exploring what she can do with paper and wood.

While raised in Tokyo, Maya is drawn to the rural areas of Japan, such as her mother’s hometown. These visits inspire her to capture a certain nostalgia towards tradition, and unravel the beauty associated with it. At Studio Kura, she hopes to do so while exploring the surrounding nature and meeting local people.

– Maya Cannon’s website

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