"Japanese people believe gods exist everywhere in nature, so we approach it with awe and reverence."
"When I confront plants, instead of looking at their color and form, I try to listen."
Azuma Makoto in Architectural Digest
I love finding verification of my attraction to Asian ways of perceiving and creating in quotations like this one from the amazing flower artist Azuma Makoto! Such beautiful expressions. Art as essence and honoring. The divine is everywhere.