Lesson Plan: Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity

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Written by: Sarah Suzuki

Illustrated by: Ellen Weinstein

Topics Covered: Women Artists, Japanese Experience, Self-Expression, POC-Centric Narratives

Yayoi was born on the island on Honshu, in Japan.  Her family lived in the countryside and owned plant nurseries, but Yayoi longed to be an artist. When she was 28, Yayoi bravely moved to New York City by herself. She didn’t have much money, but she painted and painted and painted. Yayoi was fascinated with making dots into art, and when she had her first art show she was a smashing success! Yayoi began traveling the world and showing her art pieces, sculptures and paintings alike. Eventually, Yayoi returned to Japan and continues to make her dot-art to this day!

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