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Arisa Nakamura wins 2020 CGJ-Seattle Art Competition

Graphic artist Arisa Nakamura was among five winners of the 2020 Consulate-General of Japan Art contest, announced September 1. The competition was set up to encourage public art expression during the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists were asked to submit entries on “US-Japan relations through the theme(s) of friendship, and/or hope.” Arisa won for her submission of six comic strips of “Shin-Issei Journey,” the strip that began running in this paper one year ago; its 25th strip is in this issue. The winners were chosen from 30 entries, all on display online, by a public vote. The other winners include a “kusudama” medicine ball, a “nihonga” painting of a rhododendron, a dance video, and a painting by a 13-year-old.