Edge of Faith March 2017 - Page 11

and spoke so much about this mystery of God and I read him in college, and later on that became a seed, I believe, for me to come to know Christ. I do talk about many Japanese artists. I mention Hasegawa Tohaku, who was a master painter of the seventeenth century, as well as his friend, Sen no Rikyu, who was a tea master, who Sen no Rikyuin war times of Japan, created Shalom. I traced his steps as part of my tracing of Japanese beauty and how that relates with silence. There are many contemporary New York artists, such as Mark Rothko and so many others, who have influenced me. I guess Martin is another one that I love. So, there are many contemporary artists as well.

Wonderful, I think we are coming up towards the end of the interview. I want to thank you, and let me mention the book again: “Silence and Beauty” by Makoto Fujimura and you can get it at any quality bookstore or online correct?

Yes. Absolutely, InterVarsity Press. I am delighted to partner with them not only for this book, but to release my following book called “Culture Care” and that is coming up next February. There will be a “Culture Care” imprint through Inter Varsity Press as well. So I will be editing and helping to flush out this idea. “Silence and Beauty” is part of that, I think. So, I look forward to engaging with people that way.

Oh, well we will have to have you back on the show so we can discuss it.

That would be great.

Thank you!

(Article taken from November 2016 Anglican Review interview of Makoto Fujimura by Micahel Porter)