When we learned acclaimed mural artist JUURI was scheduled to come grace Fort Wayne with her work, we were so excited. When we realized her mural would be located within view of our front door? Beyond!
Born in Tokyo, JUURI currently calls Oklahoma City home. Her mural work can be found in cities across the United States, with original artwork for sale on her own site, as well as prints available through a number of galleries. Her colorful work is inspired by traditional Japanese portraits of beautiful women as well as kabuki actors. Her 27' x 20' piece in Fort Wayne, titled Lion's Dance, is based on the kabuki play, "Kagamijshi", with "elements of her mural, inspired by Fort Wayne's Sister City, Takaoka, Japan", as stated on downtownfortwayne.com.
We were so honored to meet the artist, and even more so when we were able to work directly with her by exclusively offering a line drawing of Lion's Dance on select apparel for adults and children, in store now. Read our Q&A with artist below, then come shop our current selection of JUURI apparel, for adults and youth.