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Today's theme of the "Shirartama de Art" workshop is "nature." What first comes up to your mind when you hear "nature"? This is "nature" that I felt during my one-month stay in Finland. [caption id="attachment_5006" align="alignnone" width="1024"] "Nature"[/caption] Inside the bowl expresses a human body. The white plate means the outer world. Water (expressed by using agar-agar) exists inside and outside the human body. You

The photo is of a lake. But it reminds me of the sea. The sea is vast, covering about 70% of the earth. It is cold in the winter, but sunshine makes water a little bit warmer. Inside the sea, it purifies myself and gives me power and energy to live. Wave motion is relaxing, giving me the feeling of oneness with the earth. Many emotions occur

I experimented on shiratama, a kind of Japanese mochi, edible artworks. These artworks represent “nature” that I felt in the Finnish winter. [caption id="attachment_4981" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo by Nagisa Mizuno[/caption] At first sight, you won’t notice, but when stopping and looking at the land very carefully, you will find that there are some berries, young grasses, multiple coloured leaves and stones. Rich vegetation

There is no “waste” in nature. Nature transforms wastes into food, water, air and beauty. They do so for human psychologically unhealthy and mind-pollution conflicts. Nature recycles our discontents. Nature ecopsychologically takes humans from outrage to action. - from "Reconnecting with nature" How about holding "Nature recycled products exhibition"? Into what does nature change human discontents?

It is well known that we humans have five senses. According to the book “Reconnecting with nature” by Michael J. Cohen, however, we have fifty-three natural senses. One of my favourite senses is warmth (sense of temperature). It mainly comes from sunshine. Another sense that I like is softness (feel, particularly touch on the skin). For example, I feel very soft when standing on the

This is the first "lost item" of humans that I saw in forests near the residency. There were no other human belongings around it, so it captured my attention. A lost item should return back to the original owner or someone else who can take care of it so that the item can live longer or live another life.

When I see crystal raindrops at the edge of a branch or a leaf, I feel beautiful. It is because they shine under the sun. It is because they can be seen only under a certain environmental condition. And it is because they reflect various lights but still keep purity. Crystal raindrops themselves don't have any colour. However, they flexibly wear any

Maitolaituri is an only cafe in Enonkoski. It used to be a supermarket but was renovated last year. They serve daily lunch, patisseries, cakes, coffee and tea. I tried a Finnish bread called Perunarieska made from potatoes, and another national bread called Karjalanpiirakka made from rice. It's perfect as an afternoon snack! The ingredients are simple. Simplicity has endless possibilities, giving everyone the freedom

Here are some photos that I took while walking in a forest. The first photo looks as if small fir trees are singing and dancing together on a stage. [caption id="attachment_4912" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo by Nagisa Mizuno[/caption] From the second photo, I feel the length of time for which it has lived. It has been watching over this area like the sun. On the