The Senninbari Project is working to help rebuild lives. Senninbari means “Thousand Person Stitches”. The Japanese believe that a garment sewn by many people becomes an amulet, protecting the wearer from danger and clothing them in prayers. After the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated part of her home region, Maki and her mother, Tsuyo Onodera created a project to bring together women who had lost everything and teach them sewing skills so they could have a source of income, but even more importantly a connection with others
The reception will be on October 8th at 5pm with the visiting artist Kakuo Kaji of BUAISOU, Tsuyo Onodera and Maki Aizawa.
The gallery is open to the public from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.
The Senninbari Project was the start of our cultural exchange programs and we are so excited to present it again. We are also showcasing our artists and their works.
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (map)