Makoto Fujimura is both a world renowned contemporary fine artist in the Nihonga tradition and he is also a craftsman with words, authoring Silence and Beauty and Culture Care.

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Makoto covers a wide range of topics. He started out discussing the gap that exists between an artist’s taste and their product and moves to discuss art and beauty’s role in the life of a busy leader.

Makoto also talked about betrayal and the history of Fumi-e and Japanese persecution of Christians. It was very moving to hear him discuss how believers can experience grace on the other side of betrayal. He then was kind enough to engage my gauntlet of questions on anxiety and how he manages it.

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