Hi We had a wonderful 13 days in Japan. This photo on the left is of Pook and our son Brin, at the Growing Village Pavilion at Expo site. The Wall Street Journal on the 29th of March says "Growing Village is nowhere near the biggest pavilion at Expo 2005. But it is probably the most authentic effort on site.". The expo people are some of the most gracious and helpful that we have met when dealing with a big organization. From the people who gave us the information on how to get to expo by bus, to the people who made sure that we would have good memories of expo, to the simple good-bye greeting as we left.
The photo on the right is two of the finished pieces that appear at the expo. We sent 8 pieces in all, some of which is on the photo page. We went to Japan to see our display and to see first hand the other artists work, as we had only seen photos of their pieces before. John Gathright is the major mover and shaker for our art form. He helped make it possible for us to go to Japan. This is the first showing of our work and we are pleased that John and his team have put so much work into getting the Growing Village Pavilion up and running at Expo. They have done an excellent job of showcasing this art form to the world. We also got to meet Ahron Naveh and his wife Roni for a few hours. We wish that we could've had more time to talk without the kids with us. Oh well, maybe next time. We would like to thank Hiroko Gathright for taking us out and doing things for us. And a big thanks to Johnny, and Danny Gathright for playing with Brin, and keeping him out of our hair so that we could spent time with their parents.
The Seto Home stay was a great experience. The photo on the left is of Becky and our daughter Shar at the park which was within easy walking distance to our host family Ninomiya. Our hostess Miho, was very helpful and seemed to enjoy our company. We had some of the best food at their place while we were in Japan. Our boy Brin had started to made Japanese sounds (he is only 19.5 months old) by the 10th day of our stay. We went to expo 4 times and spent lots of time walking around Seto. As the culture is so different to ours we found that we learned all sorts of things. Now that we are home we are seeing our culture in a new light. Some things we would like to build in our new home. Especially the Japanese bathroom, which is a room where you shower in and then bath, not a shower stall and a bath. The leaving the shoes at the front door is a great idea.
Home Photos Pooktre 1. Becky's Mirror 2. Living Chair 3. People Trees Video 1. Becky's Mirror 2. Coffee Table 3. Living People Trees About the Artists Photos Pook 1. Sculpture 2. Jewellery Photos Becky 1. Drawings 2. Photo Editing Collaboration Media 1. Interview questions 2. Pdf Farm show 3. Chinese Newspaper What's HappeningContact