Surviving the fire bombings of Tokyo during her childhood, Mayumi Oda (b. 1941) vowed to focus her life upon spirituality, women’s liberation, and ecological responsibility. Through her prints and paintings, which are frequently populated by voluptuous fertility goddesses, she gracefully weaves together all three themes. In addition to her art, she is passionately devoted to political activism. In 1992, upon discovering that France was illegally shipping plutonium to Japan via Latin America, she founded Plutonium Free Future and began to speak out about the dangers of nuclear energy. One year after the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011, which crippled the nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, Oda displayed a series of paintings, which she entitled A Prayer for the New Birth of Japan, at the Honolulu Museum of Art. She currently resides at Gingerhill Farm in Kealakekua, Hawaiʻi, where she pursues meditation, yoga, and farming.