Sunday, March 13, 2011


My heart aches. The devastation from the earthquake in Japan is beyond comprehension. Sending thoughts of compassion and monetary aid is one way to cope. Taking a deep breath to cherish our own uneventful, safe existence is another. Sharing a glimpse of amazing Japanese art is one more way to celebrate this country of beauty and inspiration.

Japanese asa boro. Photo courtesy of  Sri Threads.

Vessel by Mihara Ken 

Kan, winter kimono by Itchiku Kubota


  1. i, too, have had this tragedy much on my heart

  2. your words and images are balm. Thank you.

  3. so true . such beauty among such loss

  4. It's so true. The craftsman traditions in Japan are fantastic - the main reason I have always wanted to go there.

    Thanks for this post.

  5. Yes, the devastation is beyond comprehension. Mother Earth is not happy and the forces of nature are beyond our control. Thank you for sharing those beautiful art works, the top one is my favorite.

  6. found your blog through a classmate
    of jude hill's boro class.
    i love the blue boro photo!
    it sends so much meaning.
    thank you for sharing.

  7. A beautifully written and illustrated post, Lotta! Thank you!


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