地の塩 / Salt of the Earth
A landscape experienced for the first time can trigger a sense of nostalgia.
Specific sensory images from childhood are summoned; a father tends to his garden, a mother cooks and cleans, life lessons are passed down by elders, and others lead by example.
A Primal Landscape, neither real nor tangible, is intuitive and deep within one’s heart. It comes to the fore when prompted by a meaningful visual or emotional experience.
Japan’s history is carried down through the generations as a continuum. Have we heeded the wisdom of our ancestors?
A resourceful people with endless spirit can preserve their culture and community for a better tomorrow.
This is the essence of resilience.