This group was born in the winter of 2008. Seven zainichi Korean women from the Bay Area came together and decided to create this organization to enrich the cultural awareness of Bay Area residents.
The name "Eclipse Rising" is meant to counter the imperialist Japanese flag with the "rising sun." The Eclipse, though through few occurrences, is able to cover the sun completely and change the perspective. We would like to view the eclipse as a symbol of Koreans in Japan rising up against its oppressors.