Visit at Yoko Okuyama's Home

Yoko is a world-renowned architect and artist.

Yoko Okuyama and I celebrating at her home

She is from Japan and has been living in Verona for about 12 years.



view of Verona roof tops from her apartment window
The view reminds me of italian Daniela Cassani's work.

D. Cassani's work entitled: Lemon Trees in Town

With the help of Ad Maiora, Yoko is putting together a benefit concert to raise money for the victims of the tsunami with all moneys collected going to the Japanese Red Cross.

The concert is on Sunday, May 29 @ 5:30 pm, at the Circolo Ufficial, concerto di musica lirica vocale. I plan to attend.
We were invited to celebrate the up-coming event at her home.


Her latest art works hung in her apartment are made of rice paper. Textile art.


Yoko and her art work


She has digitally transfered her work onto silk. Maria Teresa gave me one of the silk scarves as a gift! Lucky me to have wearable art!! and such a special friend. Thanks MT.


in front of the wisteria, notice the scarf!

Yoko and soprano Nami Shigihara wave good bye