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R E I N A   K A S H I M A


​Reina Kashima is a Japanese American artist based out of Jacksonville, Florida. Chicago born, she moved to Morehead City, NC in the 1st grade.  At 19, she enlisted into the U.S. Coast Guard in 2003. Her military career took her around the world before she landed in Jacksonville, FL at her 18th year of service. With retirement on the horizon, she thought hard about passions, values, and the future. Art came to mind as she picked up the paint brush for the first time since high school (2000/2021). In July of 2023, she retired as an Operations Specialist Senior Chief Petty Officer from the U.S. Coast Guard and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) for outstanding meritorious achievement and 20 years of honorable service. Today, Reina Kashima is a fulltime visual artist and upcycle designer. Her work is heavily inspired by music and streetwear fashion.

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