Kiho was one of the artists from Japan and France who donated their paintings which were transformed into wine labels, and the proceeds from the sale of wine bottles were donated to aid the victims of earthquake and tsunami disasters in eastern Japan. The event was held from Nov. 11 to 13, 2011, at the Akarenga (red brick) Warehouse, a popular shopping building in Yokohama, Japan.
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The 2004 Franco-Japanese Art Festival (Festival d’Art Contemprain Franco-Japonais) was designed to celebrate international art in conjunction with the Cannes Film Festival in Côte d’Azure, France. After careful planning and dedicated efforts of many people, the inaugural festival was realized in 2004, with the theme of “Love, Peace, and Happiness–and Light.”
Covering a wide range of genres from classic painting to modern art, over 800 pieces from artists representing the best in both France and Japan were assembled for the event.
The philosophy of the Kiho Art matched the theme of this event perfectly. Her work was given the highest accolade by the judges, who awared it the Côte d’Azur International Art Prize.