Seitaku “Tak” Aoyama, Co-founder and in-house designer of Studio Aiuto, has created this piece out of his emotions watching the situation in Japan.

I was inspired to create this piece when I was struggling with my emotions watching the NHK news featuring the nuclear plant cooling system, worrying about my family and friends in Japan. This piece represents the “Japan Affluency Circulation System.”
I hope and pray that lives of people in Japan will be affluent as soon as possible and safe without worries. This piece’s proactive Japanese statement proclaims, “Let’s pull through(Ganbaru)” instead of the more common “Pull through (Ganbare).”

We love Tak’s work and his unique style where he overlays his own Japanese perspective with the indigenous culture of Leucadia, a tiny coastal town in San Diego where he is based.