Hello there, dear reader, and welcome to Rain Again!
This blog has turned into a record of my travels in Asia into a more meandering medium for poetic renderings. Feel free to browse, reach out, read more.
About myself: I’m Kaori Freda, a Japanese-American visual artist and IT analyst. I recently shifted from life on the Japanese Ogasawara Archipelago to working at Nike headquarters, finally to landing with Accompany, a thriving tech startup based out of California and Portland. I live in Portland, OR near beloved friends and family. In the past, I’ve created bucketloads of artwork, trained in traditional printmaking techniques in Italy, interned at various tech incubators and startups, and contributed to Spoon & Tamago, an international Japanese art and design website based out of Tokyo and New York City. I am continually inspired by my friend and mentor Mara Zepeda—an empathetic leader of the greatest magnitude—check out her remarkable life story!