J-Collabo is a nonprofit institution based in Brooklyn, NY, that provides a platform to celebrate and explore Japanese arts and culture. Through innovative programing and transformative encounters, using Japanese context as a starting point, J-Collabo instigates new ways to approach traditional practices and perspectives, which enriches the local community and contributes to the development of global art.
BOARD & STAFF
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Hitoshi was born in Beppu, Oita, and graduated from Polytechnic University. For 13 years he held the coveted position of Creative Director at the international cosmetics giant Shiseido, which provided him the opportunity to not only hone his skills in design, but in all phases of production and marketing. He is now president of Saga Creative Corp., a design consultancy based in New York City, for new cosmetics brands being introduced to both mass and prestige markets.
Masako Shiba is a New York base art professional with near two decades of experience, including at Sotheby’s NY, Japan Society Gallery, Asia Society Museum, and Asian Cultural Council where she was inaugural director for ACC Japan Foundation. Since the pandemic, she has co-founded ONBD, a digital art curatorial brand & residency, and is the US representative and Chief Artistic Director for Spacetainment PTE. LTD., showcasing art in space and of space. She is also mentor for New Museum's NEW INC and on the advisory board for HH Dalai Lama official biography art project.
She joined J-Collabo as member of the Board and the inaugural Executive Director in 2022.
Board Member & Executive Director
Sacchi Shimoda was born in Seoul, Korea to Japanese parents. After graduating from Keisen Junior College in Tokyo, she moved to New York to study graphic art at Parson’s School of Design and graduated from New York City Community College with an A.A.B degree in Graphic Art in 1979. After working at Asia Society Gallery, the Rockefeller Foundation, and some department stores, she started her own business as an art consultant in 1987.