A Sociecity Film Production by Patrick Lydon with Mary Cheung + Teri Nguyen
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Sociecity visits one of three remaining Japantowns (Nihonmachi / 日本町) in the United States and talks with graphic artist Tamiko Rast about a public art project which has both ignited a flurry of local artistic work, and brought a community closer together.
Representing the culmination of a multi-year effort between the City of San Jose’s Public Art Program, and Tamiko, the Japantown Mural Project features fifty large vinyl mesh panels, each with a piece of original artwork from one of fifty local artists.
More about Tamiko Rast and the mural project:
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