A Rainy Day in Tokyo
Lucas Li, grade 7, says: “When I was given the idea to add electronics to fashion, immediately thought of a rainy day I spent in Tokyo with my family. The rain came suddenly. I remembered watching this elegant lady in a kimono running from awning to awning, trying to keep her finely done hair from getting wet. I remember thinking to myself, only if she had an umbrella that had a moisture sensor, then she’d be warned the rain was coming.” Lucas has created that umbrella with moisture sensor, as well as a handmade kimono-style rain coat from recycled plastics. Encouraging others to tinker and create, he has long found art and tech to be a powerful way for him to express his own thoughts and feelings.
by Nick Shriner