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Yuri Shimojo

Yuri Shimojo was born 1966 in Tokyo.
She is the last descendant of her samurai lineage.
In her youth, she practiced the Japanese traditional arts of tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and especially Noh and Kabuki theatrical dance performance for more than 20 years. Yuri also spent many years living in Hawaii since her childhood. She currently lives and works between New York and Kyoto. These experiences moving between cultures have influenced her work throughout her life and continue to bring new sources of inspiration today.


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