1FurtheMore is pleased to Welcome: Comiku Girls
With our theme this year revolving around Japanese Culture, we are excited to have the Comiku Girls join us to bring some unique panels with a Japanese flare to our event. Join our guests as they give you a taste of Japan at FurtheMore!
The Comiku Girls, Akiko Meigetsu & Li Izumi, have had a pencil (or brush) in their hand since they could hold one, & have been telling stories since they could talk. At conventions, they are artists, cosplayers, & Japanese cultural panelists. In 2004, they debuted their popular Japanese Tea Ceremony Panel, and have continued to create unique panel options in the decade and a half since. Akiko is an artist, working in both digital and traditional media (watercolor and Asian Brush painting). Li has studied Japanese language & culture for over a decade, including a semester in Akita, Japan
Akiko has a Ph.D. in Biology from Duke University. She has studied Brush Painting with Chinese master Cong Yuan, and watercolors with artist Luna Lee Ray. She has been painting in water media for more than a decade.
Li has a B.A. in East Asian Studies and a Master’s degree in Classical Japanese Language and Literature from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She spent 4 months in Akita, Japan living and going to school, where she studied, among other things, how to wear a kimono, calligraphy, and tea ceremony.
Interested in learning and participating in panels about Japanese Culture? Join us and the Comiku girls by registering at https://www.furthemore.org/attend/registration