Roger Lowther and his team at Community Arts Tokyo are putting on a wonderful event in October. HIDDEN BEAUTY will take place in Tokyo on October 14, 2017. See below for detailed information in English and Japanese. 10月14日 (土) 13時 – 17時 Saturday, October 14, 1 pm – 5 pm プレゼンテーション、ミュージック、ギャラリー、スモール・グループなど！ Speaker presentations, music performances, gallery exhibits, small group discussions, and more! ギャラリー 12時 – 18時 ドレスデザイン、絵、写真、コースターなど、たくさんのアート作品の展示 Gallery 12 pm – 6 pm Fashion design, paintings, photography, coasters, as well as books and […]
Speaker presentations, music performances, dance, drama, short films, gallery exhibits, small group discussions, and more!
This week’s post is a link to a fun and informative post on a site called Tsunagu Japan. The post is a list (with photos) of 30 things that are pretty much unique to Japan. Take a look! If you think of other things that are unique to life in Japan, please leave a comment. 30 unexpected things you can only see in Japan The Tsunagu Japan site is an excellent resource with LOTS of helpful information on Japan.
It takes many years of concerted effort to learn the language and culture of Japan. Even for dedicated learners, Japan can feel like a room with smoke and mirrors… Confusing, and hard to navigate. For newcomers, it is very easy to jump to the wrong conclusions. Here are some misconceptions I’ve heard from visitors to Japan: 1. “Japanese aren’t emotional.” The culture values being in control of one’s emotions so Japanese express emotion sparingly or in ways that are hard […]
Suicide has deeply affected me and my family… When my father was a young man his beloved Uncle killed himself. The death of my dad’s Uncle was a heavy blow to my dad and to the rest of the family. Forty years later I spent many hours talking about what happened with my dad. My dad was finally ready to talk. It was a special time of connecting with him and incredibly good for both of us. A few years […]
Ten years ago I had no interest in liturgical worship, now it is my preference. What happened to me? My perspective began to shift after my wife, Nancy, became a student at the Institute for Worship Studies (IWS) in Jacksonville, Florida. Founded by Robert E. Webber, IWS offers Doctor of Worship Studies and Master of Worship Studies degrees. Apparently it is the ONLY graduate institution in America to focus exclusively on worship education. Nancy received her doctorate from IWS in 2006. Robert Webber […]