If you ever find presented yourself with the opportunity to see work of Japanese artist Rima Fujita, be it New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, or anywhere else, stop whatever you are doing and go for it! Her art work’s like a panacea for all that’s wrong with the world around us these days; the violence, speed of life, the hatred and the constant struggle. Rima’s latest exhibition just concluded in Tokyo.
Born in Tokyo-born New Yorker, Rima is an artist who draws her inspiration both from both Japanese, Western aesthetics and specifically, from Buddhism. Her work focuses on storytelling and imagery heavily linked to Eastern symbolism. “My creative process is meditative,” she Rima, as she explains that she paints what comes to her.
“Call it fate or call it accidental, Fujita’s work went on to inform her strong desire to empower you girls and to strive to break down some of the gender discrimination that is prevalent in Tibet and also India. In 2001 she established “Books for Children,” an organization that produces children’s books and donates them to children in need around the world.”
Fujita’s latest show in Tokyo was titled “Pilgrimage” and was based on a 10-day pilgrimage throughout India she made earlier this year, visiting the “Eight Great Places” where Buddha had performed certain miracles. In addition, original drawings for her upcoming book – the 6th in her series she’s created for Tibetan children in exile – will also be on display. “Pilgrimage” was on display till November 1, 2016 at Isetan Art Gallery in Shinjuku, Tokyo.