Japan Day Art Contest 2020 Results
Grand Prize Winner
Born and raised in Yokohama City, Chiaki Yagishita majored in International Culture in college and learned about Japanese culture and other different cultures. While working as a PC/DTP operator she learned graphic design and handicrafts, and also self-taught herself dressmaking. Currently, she is distributing her artwork as a quilt artist in European and American contests and exhibitions. In addition, she participates in overseas online sales events for handmade goods and creates colorful accessories as well. She said, “making things is a joy and a life’s work. I am honored to be able to join Japan Day again in 2021. Arigatou gozaimasu!”
Follow her on Instagram @1000_autumn
We created a Japan Day tote bag using this design for Japan Day 2021 Thank You Project. You can pick up your very own bag at Japanese stores located in New York City. Click Here to see the full list of participating stores. If any rules exist it will depend on the store. Available till supplies last.
Ambassador Award and Honorable Mention
Shanice Figeroux is an animator located in New York City with practical expertise in all aspects of visual and graphic arts. Art gives her voice a sound she could never deliver, so she wants others to use this form of expression to reflect on the past, present, and future. She is a cultured artist talented in clothing design, acrylic painting, spray paint, and custom one-of-a-kind creations. Since 2016, she has painted 12 murals for local businesses throughout the five boroughs. She is fearless when it comes to art and is optimistic and ambitious.
*Listed alphabetically by last name
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A Special Thank You
We would like to express our gratitude to the following companies for their generous contribution to this contest.