Pokke104 is appointed to an ambassador for ANA InterContinental Ishigaki Resort
Pokke104, who is active as an artist / illustrator, has joined the team members of ANA Intercontinental Ishigaki Resort as an official ambassador.
ANA InterContinental Ishigaki Resort (Ishigaki-city, Okinawa. GM: Yuh Akima) appoints Pokke104 to as Resort Ambassador.
Pokke means a pocket, and her artist’s name is derived from “Put what you see and feel into your heart’s pocket and it will become your source of inspiration.” Pokke104 is a native Okinawan illustrator who is active in various fields and is believes that art should be un-constrained and free of limiting pre-conceptions.
ANA InterContinental Ishigaki Resort is the only global luxury resort hotel in Ishigaki Island where with a vast site of 31 hectares in front of beautiful Maesato beach, offers various facilities and activities that guests can enjoy all day. In same time, the resort is paying respect nature and protect, guests are able to interact with rare living creatures and plants, both sea and land at the site.
In July 2021, the resort collaborated with Pokke104 to make a mural painting inspired by nature’s blessings of Ishigaki Island, creating awareness amongst guest for the rich bio-diversity surrounding the Resort. The mural drawn is now a hot photo spot which expresses not only the diversity of nature, but also highlights the Yaeyama Island’s culture and stargazing opportunities.
Yuh Akima, General Manager said “We are honoured to have Pokke104 as our Resort Ambassador. Through her work, she is making a great contribution to society and the resort aims to follow suit by raising more awareness for, and supporting those ecological initiatives that contribute to sustain our planet as beautiful place to live for all creatures and beings. for. Pokke 104’s art truly touches all people, regardless of age and nationality and we look forward to working together to for the benefit of Ishigaki Island and our guests.”
Regarding her appointment, Pokke104 said, “I’m very honoured to be appointed as an ambassador for ANA InterContinental Ishigaki Resort. I have visited Ishigaki Island every year since 2008 for workshops and live paintings. I would like to thank everyone who supports me for this wonderful opportunity. I will continue to work while being grateful for the encounters and connections between people. I would like to convey the charm of ANA InterContinental Ishigaki Resort, as well as its surrounding nature and culture”
At ANA Intercontinental Ishigaki Resort, she is expected to play an active role as an ambassador through the involvement of Pokke104 in product development, event implementation, and community contribution activities.
Yukino Ikeshiro Artist/Illustrator
Originally from Okinawa Prefecture
Active since 2003. Focusing on illustrators, murals, live painting, graphic design, textile design, Worked on CD jacket design, art workshops.