Blog Archive

The Hope of Kintsugi 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

April 22, 2022

The auditorium was packed with students and professors as part of a week of events sponsored by the Asian Studies Department at Belmont University in Nashville. For my part, I talked about kintsugi, the traditional Japanese art of joining broken shards together with gold. “Kintsugi is not about fixing; it’s about recreating into the new. …

A Life Transformed in Tokyo 

Claire RodgerWashington DC

April 1, 2022

Chieko Ozawa came to faith after being invited to a Bible study during a three-year stint in England. She fell in love with Christ and the Church, but her faith threatened her relationships with what she most loved. Her husband and mother were not supportive of her conversion to Christianity and she feared she might …

Scars: The Path Toward Healing 

Peter BakelaarNagoya, Japan

June 5, 2021

Our lives have scars. Scars are part of the process of healing. A common question among friends is, ‘How did you get that scar? Tell me your story.’ Telling our stories brings us closer together. …

Gallery nani Grand Opening 

Peter BakelaarNagoya, Japan

January 3, 2021

Congratulations to Peter Bakelaar for winning the Grand Prix Prize at the Central Photo Contest in Nagoya, Japan. The timing was perfect for spreading awareness of the opening of Gallery Nani a week later! …

Hope Through A Piano Key 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

December 30, 2020

There are many artists who do not see the importance of their role in helping people and in bringing hope and healing to really hard situations. Most of the time we do not get to see or hear the stories of the effect of our art. Occasionally, God does give us glimpses, and we are thankful for those moments. …