Monthly Archives: June 2011

Works by Kaikai Kiki Artist Chinatsu Ban

Check out these cool paintings done by Chinatsu Ban of Kaikai Kiki. They are painted over newspaper articles related to the disaster in Japan. Just as these wonderful paintings could not exist without the news and images of the disaster in Japan, compassion could not exist without suffering.

I think you will find these truly uplifting, optimistic and inspiring.

(c)Chinatsu Ban/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

(c)Chinatsu Ban/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

(c)Chinatsu Ban/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

(c)Chinatsu Ban/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

(c)Chinatsu Ban/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

(c)Chinatsu Ban/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

(c)Chinatsu Ban/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

(c)Chinatsu Ban/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

(c)Chinatsu Ban/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

(c)Chinatsu Ban/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

(c)Chinatsu Ban/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

(c)2011 Chinatsu Ban/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

(c)Chinatsu Ban/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

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More Works from Soichiro Fukaya

Soichiro Fukaya, "Denko Chan" 2011

Soichiro Fukaya, "Denko Chan" 2011

These two images submitted via Twitter by @soichirofukaya depict “Denko Chan.” Her name, ‘Denko’ refers to electricity and the Japanese suffix ‘chan’ is a diminutive label that expresses endearment for the aforementioned individual, frequently used when referencing youthful women. Denko chan with her light, therefore, can be interpreted as a glowing symbol of hope for healing and recovery in Japan. However, the reference to TEPCO (Tokyo Electrical Power Company), whose nuclear generators suffered meltdowns, hydrogen explosions, and fires due to a lack of power after the Tohoku/Pacific earthquake and tsunami, gives the image a much darker meaning.

 

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