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Stop by this Saturday – UCSF cancer event, Taste for the Cure

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Taste for the Cure: A Taste of Science I'm excited to announce that I'm a part of UCSF event on Saturday, 10/1. I'll be showing Underwater Healer About Face to cancer survivors, fighters and supporters at the table . Please stop by and say hello!  Click here to find out! In Honor of Debby Hamolsky, RN, MS In the spirit of Debby’s decades of commitment to emotional and educational support for women with breast cancer, our panel topics will focus on personalized screening and treatment and living well during and after cancer. Between panels, join us for science demonstrations, healthy food tastings, and updates on trials and programs available through the Breast Care Center. This educational event is free and open to all. After nearly 30 years at UCSF, nurse coordinator Debby Hamolsky is leaving us for her next adventure. Please join the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center in honoring her legacy with a day exploring food, science, and breast...

Boston Trip Report

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Boston Trip Report This was my Boston office for few days!! I'm missing it! I met Chien-Chi, a breast cancer survivor at 7:30-8:30am We connected in the water instantly! I met Katie at 8:30-9:30. She had her own mermaid tail from Hawaii! She did a beautiful job in the water! I met Kim at 9:30-10:30. She was nervous at first but look at this! She looks so natural! ' Next day, I had a presentation at Apple Store on Boylston street. I was super nervous as always. I had a different speaking coach this time and I practiced a lot before I left for Boston! The event was successful! It was the most emotional and impactful presentation I've ever had! It was so nice to hear everyone talking about this project. My heart was full with happiness!     I made these cranes for Boston people to wish them good luck and feel better. Next day, I had a maternity photo shoot with Vicky and Charles. They came from NY to support for my project. They helped me so much when I had a ABOUT FACE project in NY in 2013 We had lunch at The Neighborhood Restaurant in Somerville. I came here twice and I really liked it! I was recommended to go to Spanish restaurant, Dali. I was introduced to delicious wince, La Cana. I stopped by at this normal looking Sushi place. AND they were amazing!! So fresh! I always walked by at this local bar with bunch of alcoholics at...

Tokyo Midoriso exhibition, 2014

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みどり荘 Tokyo Midoriso exhibition, 2014 Tokyo midoriso exhibition, 2014, 50 books SOLD!!! 50冊の本が売れました! Wow, thank you so much!! I could pay off this gallery rental fee!!  このお金を今回のギャラリー費に使わせていただきました。本当にありがとうございました! THANK YOU SO MUCH for coming to the show! I'm back in San Francisco. I was so happy to see you and I'm grateful to be supported by you guys. Thank you Shohei Ishida  for taking these pictures all night long! 先週はギャラリーまで来ていただいて本当にありがとうございました。新しい友達、古くからの友人がいっせいに集まった3日間の展示会でした。みなさまの協 力と応援で良い個展が開かれました事、心から感謝致します。夜遅くまで写真をとってくれた 石田さんありがとう。 Beautiful gallery in Nakabeguro, Tokyo. 中目黒にある 素敵なギャラリー I get nervous to see art critiques..... まじまじ観察してるアートクリティークさん達にはドキドキです。 My sister has cool stuff always! Those eyes blink!! 私の妹はいつもクールなアイテムをもってます。この目閉じるのー! I brought my favorite Trader Joe's items for the opening. They all loved them! More than half of my suite case was filled with stuff you can't get in Japan including cheeses. They were also happy with Edamame covered with dark chocolate :) 日本に無いものを持って行きたくて考えまくったあげく、スペイン製のチーズとか、枝豆、ザクロチョコレートとか 私のスーツケース半分以上も幅撮ったお土産は皆に喜ばれました!ドンキーホーテーの飲み物も全部なくなってしまい、皆ハッピー! I've met so many new people. Thank you Naoko Ishii for introducing me. Also it's been awhile seeing all my friends in Tokyo!!!! I miss them all!! 沢山の友達が来てくれました。久しぶりにあっても(25年とか。。。)皆変わってない笑! Thank you so much for coming for the opening night. I was happy to see everyone and I'm missing you guys already.... 本当にオープニングリセプションに来て下さって有り難うございました。何だかこっちに帰ってきてからもうすでに寂しいです!また会える事を楽しみにしています! These are the members who could stay with me until the end! 最後まで一緒に残ってくれたゴールデンメンバー Thank you Ishida-san for taking pictures all night looong! I hope you had enough drinks! ...

Solo Exhibit at Tokyo Gallery Midoriso

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水中ポートレイト写真家、下田恵玲奈が手がける水中ヒーリング  プロジェクトの展示会『Underwater Healer About Face"』 Solo Exhibit at Tokyo Gallery Midoriso 展示会 2014年 17日(土)18日(日)12:00~17:00 オープニング•レセプション•パーティー 日時 : 2014年 5月 16日(金)18:00~21:00 場所 : 中目黒「みどり荘」 東京都 目黒区青葉台3311 2階/ 3階 http://midori.so/ カリフォルニア州サンフランシスコをベースに活躍する水中写真家、下田恵玲奈が癌克服者に捧げるプロジェクト。水中でのヒーリング活動を手がける下田恵玲奈の願い、それは、癌克服者が自己の美を再び見いだせるよう、彼らの内成るパワーを引き出すチームとなること。 癌克服者が経験する癌告知から手術、治療、副作用、そして再発への恐怖といった経験。それは肉体的にも精神的にも 辛いトラウマ的な経験だが、癌を通じて生に向き合い諦めずにチャレンジするというかけがえのない経験から彼らは自らの人生をさらに強く美しく塗り替える生命力を得るのだと下田は語る。癌サバイバーが再び自信を取り戻し、セルフイメージを高める事が出来るように、彼らの内なる輝きを水中ポートレイトとして贈る手助けを活動の一貫とし、2013年、アメリカ各地にて13人の癌克服者達の写真撮影を行う。2014年の3月、彼らの美しいイメージと、ストーリーを記した本を出版。そして今回初の東京での展示会がギャラリーみどり荘にて開催されることとなった。 画期的で慈悲に満ちあふれる下田恵玲奈の世界観を五感で体験する3日間。 http://underwaterhealer.com/testimonials http://igg.me/at/aboutface/x/1633174 Erena Shimoda's "Underwater Healer About Face" Solo Exhibit at Tokyo Gallery, Midoriso May 17 (Sat.) and May 18 (Sun.), 2014 12:00~17:00 opening reception May 16 (Fri.) 18:00~21:00 San Francisco, CA – April 21, 2014 Erena Shimoda, a San Francisco-based underwater photographer has launched an innovative and philanthropic fundraiser to benefit cancer survivors by rediscovering their beauty through underwater portrait photography. Solo Exhibit at Tokyo Gallery Midoriso In 2013, Shimoda photographed 13 cancer survivors across the United States and published a corresponding book of the photographs and beautiful stories of the survivors. She will be exhibiting her photographs as well as her book at Midoriso in Tokyo, May...
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Thank you for coming to NightLife gallery show!

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I had an awesome time at California Academy of Sciences last night! Thank you, Betty for contacting me and curating the show. I absolutely LOVE NightLife. I couldn't get to walk around much to check out other events but I would definitely go back there again to check it out. My stuff was right next to the penguins. They were so cute, cuddling and getting ready to go to bed. A lot of my friends stop by and I was SO happy to see everyone there. I was so happy all night showing my series and I can't wait to do more projects! Thank you so much for coming out and all the support! I love you guys!! Have a great...
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Getting ready for tomorrow night

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I got some metal samples few weeks ago. I decided on one out of 4 kinds. I hope it would look great on all the images... Still haven't seen the finals but I will find out tomorrow night at the gallery!!! I'm giving away yokai magnets for your kitchen. Please come by and say herro- :) 161 Erie Street, SF at Roll Up...
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May 31, 2013 at Roll Up Gallery, Public Works!

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I'm SO happy to be a part of water theme show at Roll Up Gallery on Friday the 31st! I don't have any details yet from the organizer but I'll follow up once I find out. I'll be showing my first 3 collections of Yokai series (Japanese monsters) along Japanese folklore. Why Yokai in the water? Movement of the water, the lighting and the expression depict the creepy mood to me. I'll be printing on aluminums. Hope to see you there! One of my close friends who is a super Yokai freak would be editing the folklores. http://publicsf.com/gallery...