ABOUT
J-COLLABO​

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.

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OUR MISSION

 

BOARD & STAFF

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HITOSHI SAGASEKI

PRESIDENT

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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.

http://sagacreativecorp.com/hitoshisagaseki

MASAKO SHIBA

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Masako Shiba has been in art organizations in New York for close to two decades, including Sotheby’s NY HQ, Japan Society, Asia Society Museum, and Asian Cultural Council where she was inaugural director for ACC Japan Foundation. Since the pandemic, she has co-founded ONBD, an NFT curatorial brand & residency, and is the US representative and Chief Artistic Director for Spacetainment PTE. LTD., creating art satellites which connects the metaverse to physical space. She is also 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

VICE-PRESIDENT

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.

HONORARY ADVISORY BOARD

STEPHEN E. GLOBUS
NOZOMI TERAO
MASATO OHTA
HARUKO SMITH
SHUICHI TANAKA
ISAO TSUJIMOTO
MASATO TSURUTA

AFFILIATED PARTNERS