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I was blessed with people in Enonkoski. On the way to Enonkoski, the nearest town, I was successful in hitchhiking the elderly couple'car. At an only cafe in the town, the staff served me tasty Finnish bread and coffee during the business meeting. On the way back home, I could succeed at hitchhiking a gentleman's car. Enonkoski has about 1400 population. It has

It's in winter. Unfortunately, I can't pick up berries and edible plants in a forest. So, I tried fermented food that humans invented to survive the off-season from harvest. One of Finnish fermented food is Leipäjuusto (Finnish Squeaky Cheese). Yea, it tastes sweet :) It's good with cloudberry jam, which is also a Finnish famous berry.

There is already a connection between nature and humans. For life maintenance, food, safety, relaxation, beauty, and inspiration for design and art… Everything on the earth is made from “nature.” Even humans, which are made from water and protein. Even concrete, which is made from cement, water and sand. Even plastics, which are made from fossil fuels. We just forget it. Human inventions

[caption id="attachment_4880" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo by Nagisa Mizuno[/caption] "Higher, much higher.." As if they are communicating with the universe.

Rain last night cleared the snow around the residence. Green grass and flowers appeared in front of the residence, which were covered with the snow. I see the “same” scenery every day, but it is actually changing little by little. [caption id="attachment_4866" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo by Nagisa Mizuno[/caption] I had a conversation about nature and essence with another artist. She took some videos of

Oh, one-third of the residence period has passed. I'm staying with the other two artists from the U.S. and France. We decided to experience a sauna tonight. [caption id="attachment_4857" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo by Nagisa Mizuno[/caption] Sauna is a Finnish word and originally from Finland. No doubt that it is an essential part of Finnish culture. Most houses have a sauna attached even today.

Look at these two photos. What do you think is the difference? [caption id="attachment_4845" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo by Nagisa Mizuno[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4847" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo by Nagisa Mizuno[/caption] There will be plenty of answers, but one is “a focus.” The first one captured forest behind through the window. It might broaden your image of the outside world. On the other hand, the second's focus is

I explored Enonkoski, the nearest town, today. I went to a cafe&shop for lunch. I was surprised to see customers visit there one after another as I don't often see them outside. A single woman, a pair of an old lazy and her daughter, a group of ladies and gentlemen, and male field workers in yellow vests. It seems to be a

[caption id="attachment_4825" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo by Nagisa Mizuno[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4826" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo by Nagisa Mizuno[/caption] Do you know what these photos are? Galaxy in space found in a small remote place in Finland. Even on the earth, I can feel the universe. This is because there is no border or wall between the earth and outer space. No one can build one between them.

To see the same scenery of trees and snow through a different lens, I became a dwarf today. A little, only one cm high. She was walking on the icy grass, being careful not to fall. Suddenly, she stopped. [caption id="attachment_4818" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo by Nagisa Mizuno[/caption] A giant crystal flower appeared in front of her. "Wow..beautiful and the shape of the crystal is