Kozue Matsumoto

Born and raised in a small town in Miygai, Tohoku area in Japan, Kozue worked in Tokyo and now lives in Vancouver. She plays traditional Japanese instruments such as the koto and shamisen She and enjoys Japanese, Asian and hybrid arts and culture, and is interested in social issues around ethnicity. 

Destroyed by nature, saved by nature: my home in earthquake-ravaged Japan

It took five days to get in touch with my loved ones in my hometown, Matsuyama, a small town in Northeast Japan with a population about under 7,000, which was shaken by the awful earthquake. I could...