"Peace and fashion united by the warmth of a dress.
As a pianist, I am deeply grateful to have come across this Unissograff garment".
MARI AKAMATSU (JAPAN) / Pianist and Composer
* The dress and scarf that Mari-san wears in these photographs were designed especially for her, and are available for purchase through the links at the bottom of this page.
A picture created from blending the purity and infinite possibilities of children with the professional skills of an artist. Truly something wonderful. And to think it can be part of everyday life, too.
I was most pleasantly surprised to find that my finished dress was also exactly the colour and look & feel that I had ordered.
"There are children."
"Wear. My Peace."
A society where children can aspire to their future; that is what represents peace for all us living here in the present.
Such a wonderful concept, don't you think? You can just feel those children's hearts and souls in this dress, and it gives me a warm feeling when performing.
My hope is that Unissograff will continue to touch the lives of lots of people and become a beacon of peace that illuminates our present and future.
And also I pray that through my own creative and performance activities, together with teaching children the piano, I too can blend art and peace.
<Mari Akamatsu PROFILE>
Born in Hyogo prefecture.
Began learning classical piano from an early age. Graduated from the music department of Osaka University of Arts, specializing mainly in composition and arrangement. After graduating, she shifted her focus towards popular music and began passionately studying Jazz piano.
Released first album [Decency] in 2007.
Released second album [風の彫刻] (A Sculpture of the Wind) in 2010.
From 2011, began overseeing accompaniment, composition and arrangement for musicals.
With the consistent aim of being able to share good music, regardless of genre, Mari currently keeps active as a performer and teacher.
<Mari Akamatsu on YOUTUBE>
「霞-castle」(Kasumi-castle) piano, clarinet duo / music by Mari Akamatsu
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