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Canaco Matsumoto

A unique Japanese Madonnara, Canaco Matsumoto, based in Tokyo, Japan fell in love with street painting almost by accident. She went to Florence, Italy to study Interior Design in 2006. She joined the Madonnaris' association there before coming back to Tokyo in 2007. Since then, she continued to put all of her life's inspiration in it -- even though the street paintings had little recognition, understanding, or respect in Japanese society. Her talent, flexibility, and professional skills are changing the views of Japanese people on street art. Wherever she paints, children are fascinated and want to watch and learn, so she organizes workshops and collaborative painting for children in many cities in Japan. She learned her way of painting through her experience on the street. She explores the way to paint through her life.

Canaco's website features a full gallery.