Monthly Archives: July 2012

Ikebana, Escher’s Sketches and Bach’s Music Challenging Our Perceptions of Foreground and Background

We generally think of foregrounds as important, and backgrounds as in some kind of a secondary role, or even worse. (Webster’s dictionary also defines background as: a position that attracts little attention).

Ikebana (the art of Japanese flower arrangement) challenges … Read the rest

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Happiness in Strange Places

One our staff members, Ms. Yuri, lives by the Komatsu creek near the center of Miyazaki. A few nights ago, during a summer rain storm, she could hear the incessant cries of a little kitty coming from outside her house.… Read the rest

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