Japanese writing desk

Writing

I selected this photo because it represents a different perspective from my primarily western-influenced education. This is actually a photo that I took a couple of years ago when I first moved to Japan and began to explore my new neighbourhood. One thing I’ve discovered since living here is an idea of harmony and balance in very simple things, including writing. Calligraphy is held in high regard as an important art in Japan, which stands in stark contrast to the techno-crazed image that many have of modern Japan.

I’m really looking forward to this course – it’s a refreshing break in my mind from many of the other courses in the MET program, and as an international school librarian, it’s one that is directly relevant to my work.

Looking forward to discussing and learning with you all.

Brian Farrell

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