no art, no life plus: Nakamichi Shoko, Hokkaido

no art, no life

10m 00s
Broadcast on December 25, 2022 Available until March 31, 2023

This episode of "no art, no life plus" features Nakamichi Shoko (55) who lives in an assisted living facility in Iwamizawa, Hokkaido Prefecture. She buys things like shiny beads, heart-shaped buttons and artificial flowers from dollar stores. Sewing them together, she makes one-of-a-kind cute and useful creations. This program introduces artists from across Japan for whom expression is not a choice, but a compulsion. Not influenced by existing art or trends, nor by education, these artists and their works are gaining worldwide recognition. Devoted to creation, not for anyone else or even for themselves, they have a powerful presence. The program delves into Nakamichi Shoko's creative process and attempts to capture her unique form of expression.

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