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Dependence. Independence. 

Peter BakelaarNagoya, Japan

March 18, 2020

Rolling Geta (2020) was displayed, along with over 20 other works, on February 1, 2020 at Oyumino Christian Center, Chiba, Japan as part of a community art festival. This particular piece was part of an earlier exhibition in Nagoya entitled, The Color of Balance ...


How We Started Live-Streaming Services 

Jonas DavisonTokyo, Japan

March 18, 2020

Three weeks ago our Tokyo church (Grace City) moved services online. The decision was made on Friday morning, so I had about 2 days to make it happen, with zero livestreaming experience. I spent hours on forums and YouTube tutorials trying to get things figured out, and texting with others who were also scrambling ...


Be Still and Know That I Am God 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

March 18, 2020

Heavy creaking in the ceiling above my head jolted my sleep-numbed mind into consciousness. My eyes flew open. What is that noise? Where am I? “Everybody out! This is a big one!” someone behind me yelled. That was all it took ...


Seto Cat Festival 

Peter BakelaarNagoya, Japan

December 20, 2019

Shamisen Cat and Cat Hondana were displayed during the Seto Cat Festival October 4-6, 2019 to participate in the life of the community, engage traditional cultural issues, and introduce Studio Nani ...


Broken Beauty 

Katy FreemanTokyo, Japan

December 20, 2019

In my first journal entry from my arts internship in Japan, I wrote, “I will admit, there’s already a part of me that feels lonely and disengaged. That seems to be common here. I want to fight this tendency. I want to see the ways God is working, the ways that His creation is already evident. Lord, show me the ways you are already here.” Now, months later, I want to share what God has shown me ...