Sunday, May 19, 2024

Hello from Rica

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Please visit these links below for more information!

Thank you very much,
Rica Takashima

Covid related project

Fabric with a Big Drawing from the Big Apple

Manga/Anime drawing

Manga Sculpture at Randall’s Island

Participatory art project
Aliens in New York art project


Social practice art project

One Stop Family Pop Up

Ramp Project NYC (StopGap NYC)

Old website (1980s-2015ish)



Rica Takashima’s short profile as a Manga artist


In 1995, Rica started drawing the semi-autobiographical Manga portraying everyday lives of lesbians, in Japan’s premier lesbian magazine at that time. She struggled with her sexuality since her young age, but there were no movies/novels with themed positive lesbian stories even in 1980s. Her questions towards traditional Japanese patriarchal family values and discrimination against LGBT motivated her to start to draw conceptual Manga to public. Her project Manga book was published in 2003 and 2012 in English and Japanese, and Italian version in 2011. After she immigrated to the US with her family in 2008, she collaborates her work with Pride March, NewFEST LGBT film festival, and other diverse organizations.

She also created illustrations of We Can Do It! series, which encourages women in diversity. She sells cards, pins, tote, etc. with illustrations of diverse girls such as Afro girl, Hispanic girl, Hijab girl, FtM, Asian girl, and Braid girl. 


Wednesday, May 15, 2024

PRINTS - group art show


I'm participating in a group exhibition of print works.

This hidden gallery in Brooklyn is a great place for a stroll around the city.

Please come and visit

If you contact us by appointment, we will be able to open the gallery until May 18th.






het Labo Music and Art
139 N 4th St, Brooklyn, 2Fl
L line, Bedford Ave.


May Saturday 4, Sunday 5

Friday 10, Saturday 11,

Friday 17, Saturday 18
Friday 5-7pm

Saturday and Sunday 1-6pm



Thanks weekly NY JAPION for 20 years and 8 months!






Monday, April 22, 2024

Touhou Fest 2024


We will participate in @TouhouFest.

We are still working on our handmade products. Can we make it in time? Will you be OK?





April 27, 28

Torrance Cultural Arts Center, California.


We don’t know why but we will be in the music circle room...come and play!

@TouhouFest 参加します。







April 27, 28
Torrance Cultural Arts Center, California.

#NekoMofuJinja のサークル参加です。

なぜか音楽サークルの部屋です♪ 遊びにきてね。

 New prints!

Monday, April 15, 2024

Rainbow Book Fair🌈


I will be participating in the annual Rainbow Book Fair🌈

The LGBT Center on April 20 with Erica from @Yuricon, so this is a rare chance to get both of our books signed! Our room is 301, and since my table is the only one with otaku manga drawings, I'm sure you'll be able to find me easily 😆.

There will also be the usual @QueersandComics members there....................come and visit us!

Sat 20, 12-6pm

208 W 13th Street, New York

毎年恒例のRainbow Book fair に参加します♪

420日はLGBT Center で漫画本とかプリントとか出します。@Yuricon のエリカと一緒なので二人のサインをもらえる滅多にないチャンス!301の部屋です。私のテーブルだけアニメ絵なので浮いてるからすぐに見つけれると思います😆

他にも@QueersandComics のいつものメンバーがいるよ遊びにきてね。

Sat 20, 12-6pm 

208 W 13th Street, New York





Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Noto Peninsula in Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief Fundraiser Exhibitions


ARTISTS for NOTO: Noto Peninsula in Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief Fundraiser Exhibitions & Pop-up stores + Wajima-nuri Lacquerwares Sales Event

I will participate in the two-day event on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13.
It is a fundraising exhibition/event for the earthquake victims.

My art works are digital prints in this time. I will be donating the entire amount of sales, minus the cost of framing, to the victims of the earthquakes.
There will be many other wonderful artists who agree with the purpose of the event. 

For more information, please visit here:

As the goal of this fundraiser is to support cultural activities and recoveries in Noto Peninsula region in Japan, all proceeds we raise will be donated to the “Ishikawa Band Association” to support children and students' brass band education and activities in the Noto region as well as the “GBFund” to help
restore/repair artworks and historical cultural properties.

Thank you so much for your support♪

Friday, April 12, 3 PM - 9 PM
Saturday, April 13, 10 AM - 9 PM
@The Blue Building
222 E 46th Street, New York

only 5 min. walk form the Grand Central station.

2024 年 4 月 12 日(金)と 13 日(土)の 2 日間の会期で行われるのと地震被害のための寄付金イベ ン ト に参加します♪

私の他にも、開催趣旨に賛同した素敵な作家さん達が多数出品いたします。詳しくは、 添付のフライヤーならびにウェブサイトをご参照ください。

「芸術家による芸術文化支援」という趣旨のもと、今回のイベ ン ト で得た収益は全て、被災地での吹奏楽 活動に従事する子どもや学生を支援する「石川県吹奏楽連盟吹奏楽義援金制度」と、有形無形文化資源の 再生・芸術作品の修復・被災地を応援する芸術文化活動のサポートなどを行うメセナ協議会「GBFund」 に募金されます。

展示の他にも、2 日間の会期中、ニューヨークを拠点に活動する音楽家によるコンサート、茶道体験イベント、サイレントオークションも企画されています。とりわけ、輪島市にある「田 谷漆器店」が今回のイベントにあわせて渡米し出店する、被災を免れた縁起の良い幸運の輪島塗漆器の展示即売会は、ニューヨークでは滅多に手に入らない輪島塗漆器をお買い求めいただける良い機会になると 思います!

復興支援 へのご協力方々、イベ ン ト 当日のご来場を心よりお待ち申し上げております。

13日(土)10 AM - 9 PM

場所:The Blue Building
222 E 46th Street, New York


@the_bricks_nyc @bluegallerynyc#ARTISTSforNOTO #bluegallerynyc #nycart#fundraising #newyorklife #能登半島地震 #令和6年能登半島地震 #能登半島地震支援

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Fanfaire NYC!


I will be attending Fanfaire NYC. This is a pop culture event hosted by the PTA of a public art high school in NYC.

I am very excited for this wonderful opportunity to participate in a high school event

Please swing by my table #616

Fanfaire NYC



April Saturday 6, Sunday 7, 10am-6pm,

Art and Design High School

245 East 56th Street, New York, NY, United States, New York

5th floor,table#616, Cafeteria