Maki’s tufted linen zabuton pillows were featured in the New West Coast Design 2 exhibition.
The exhibition featured Sashiko works created by the Senninbari Project (meaning “Thousand Person Stitches”) in the Miyagi prefecture, Japan. Maki funded the Sendai with her mother, Tsuyo Onodera, from Sendai shortly after the tsunami in March 2011.
The Making Of… is a multimedia series about what people make in the Bay Area and why, capturing the art, creativity, and innovation happening in backyards, workplace, cultural institutions, and public spaces throughout one of the most diverse and innovative regions in the country.
This exhibition is compiled pieces sewn by the resilient women affected by destruction of the tsunami who formed the Sennebari Project. By exhibiting these pieces, the hope is to honor the resilience of the women in the collective.
“Surviving Tsunami Waves: the Exhibition of Resilience through Arts and Narrative,” (survivingtsunami.com) sponsored by the Mayo Clinic's Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine, Rochester Art Center (RAC) and University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) was held in March 2015.
This exhibition entitled the Kizuna Project was dedicated to high school students from the Fukushima region of Japan who were visiting San Francisco as a part of students cultural exchange.
Echo Gallery in Calistoga's exhibition “Proof of Some Existence” explored identity, values and the physical world. Included works by Maki Aizawa, Peter Hassen, Angela Willetts and Michelle Wilson.