Christina Lopp is an artist, designer and teacher. Growing up in the Santa Cruz Mountains of central California, USA, nestled between beachy Santa Cruz and techy Silicon Valley, she has always had her feet in (at least) two worlds.
Christina moved to Tokyo with her two kids and husband the summer of 2017 and delights every day in the beautifully considered aesthetics, motifs and visual style in many traditional Japanese art forms. She has filled more than 25 watercolor journals with visual vignettes and stories of in her time living in Tokyo.
As a lifelong learner, and to learn more about the Japanese culture, Christina is also currently studying Japanese shodo, sumi-e, and mokuhanga — which helps her understand more about how art is made in Japan.
Christina has recently starting teaching art classes again after a long hiatus. She enjoys trips around Japan learning as much as she can about the culture, the arts, the food and the onsens (hot springs) of this beautiful country. She and her husband Andy have two children who attend middle and high school at The American School in Japan. And she still feels like she has her feet in (at least!) two worlds.
Christina’s sketchbooks and original art pieces will be popping up at the Biku & Co. pop-up 5-10th October 2022.
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I'm Victoria, the founder, designer and creator at Bikudesigns, a vintage kimono accessories brand in Tokyo, Japan.