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Umami is a collection of art and poetry focused on the importance of community and self-love.
One evening amid the coronavirus madness, King George V students Faustina, Shraavasti, and Jasmine were having a conversation. While it started off as just three girls talking about their love for matcha desserts, it slowly grew into a profound discussion on the importance of community and self-love during the pandemic.
Knowing that the three of them love the arts, they decided to initiate “Umami” – a series of poems and illustrations that speak to the hearts of Hong Kong youth today.
Umami is the richest of the five basic tastes, and the hardest to describe. Umami aims to be a source of comfort for readers as they navigate these hard to-describe times. Through this work, the three students hope to spark imagination and passion in others, encouraging them to continue exploring themselves and the different flavours, skills, and quirks that shape them.
Faustina is the poet, Shraavasti is the digital illustrator and Jasmine is the illustrator of the group.