Student visits Japan and learns about healing through the use art and aesthetics

In May of 2014, I was able to visit Otsuchi-cho, Japan during a Global Seminar through the University of Minnesota.  To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect.  Everyone on the trip knew that we were going to be taking a five hour train ride, switch trains for another hour and a half stretch,…

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A student visits Otsuchi-cho, Japan

I remember traveling to Otsuchi-cho well. We were on a bus and I could see nothing but the greenery, rice fields, and mountains around us. I remember passing a mountain and entering into a basin, or it seemed like one. I didn’t realize that we had arrived, although I knew something felt off about my…

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Discovering Tsunami Waves

Linda Cooper is helping to organize the Surviving Tsunami Waves event in Rochester. She is pictured here with her first Bento box meal – compliments of Yuko. Just over a year ago I became aware that Yuko Taniguchi was working to bring an exhibit and program to Rochester that is affiliated with the 2011 Tsunami…

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