Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful

 I helped Yuriko Romer ( with the promotional items for her film documentary about Keiko Fukuda, by making the buttons and mirrors below.   After giving up the conventional traditions of her Japanese Samurai-culture youth, Keiko made a lifelong commitment to judo.  The film, due for release in 2012, chronicles her journey across 4 continents, 8 decades and 77 years to become the highest ranking woman in judo history.  Today at 98, she is the last living connection to Jigoro Kano, judo's founder.
After I designed the templates for the buttons, mirrors and card holders, Monica Lee and I had them printed.  Monica brought over her button and mirror maker and we spent the day making these for Yuriko's promotion at a Judo competition at San Francisco City College (10/15/2011).  People who contribute to her film production will receive these buttons or mirror.  She also had totebags and caps made with the calligraphy and titles.

Finished buttons being placed on a card to be given to contributors  
Finished mirror
Printout of the buttons before they are cut
Cut out
Putting it all together.

Putting it together

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