Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

Award winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.

Sandy hit NYC.

Sandy hit New York really hard this week. I am fine, and so are my friends, though some have lost power in their area. So, those who had asked, thank you so much for thinking about us in NYC area.

My studio has also survived the storm unharmed. But I have been home since Monday because the subway system is not working yet. I am hoping to come into work by the end of the week. For now, I am providing hot shower and home cooked meals to neighbors and friends.
Hope everyone in the affected areas are safe, and helping each other out.

Below is Sandy’s arrival from my window.

and, working from home…. This week’s deadlines were sent out over the weekend for precautions. I was lucky to have relatively easy week this week. 

A pot full of Japanese curry, cooked with lots of Indian spices, bananas, apples and chocolete… my special recipe: spicy and sweet.

And a pot full of my special oxtail Borscht. I never have time to cook oxtail for half a day unless I am stuck at home!
Polish borscht I had in Warsaw were all very sweet, so I tried out adding sweetness with apples.It worked!