【X SERIES】2011 Great East Japan Earthquake has caused 15,884 deaths and 267,000 people were uprooted from their homes. What can we do as an individual? The author, Kusakari has decided to write calligraphies for 311 people and sent these encouraging phrases to the victims to restore hope in their hearts.
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This is not merely a chance encounter, it's an opportunity to collaborate. Six heart-warming stories from Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, America and Cambodia to demonstrate the power of X Synergy!
Be happy and grateful for what we are and what we have, do not forget what we are capable of as human beings because all of us are uniquely equipped with a free-will to make other’s life beautiful.
This random act of kindness is truly inspiring to readers as the author reveals the steps we can take to extend our love and care to the people around us. Encourage and strengthen one another, never give up on hope!
Sometimes it takes only a smile, a hug or a simple word of encouragement to pass difficult times. This book is like the butterfly that will cause the ripple effect. Well done!
With artful calligraphy and warm encouraging phrases reaching every heart of 311 for tough times, Masatoshi will pull you along on his emotion-filled and inspirational journey. One Step Forward sure plant the seed of ongoing wisdom and inspiration for all readers.
"One Step Forward: Phtobook" (Sold in Set ONLY)
A collection of 311 photos of the generous contributors who participated in this colligraphy event initiated by the author, Kusakari. Here are 311 phrases to accompany throughout the year and cheer you forward!
Whoever you are, you will experience times of struggle and suffering.
Nevertheless, those struggles and sufferings shape who you are today. Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 has taken many lives and countless families were uprooted from their homes. What can we do as an individual? Shortly after the disaster, Kusakari has joined a volunteer group to provide help in affected areas. A year later, he wrote and collected 311 encouraging phrases for the Tsunami victims to restore hope and positivity in their hearts. This booklet is a production of 32 inspirational quotes shared by people who have overcome life crises and is the result of 407 generous contributors. It will be a pleasure to know you have found your quote from the book to move forward with.
About the Author
In 2003, Masatoshi graduated from Engineering Faculty of Hosei University. In spite of dream or personal intention, he entered a system engineering company and was soon promoted to become team manager. Later, overworking caused panic disorder, which sent him home where he shut out the world.
In 2006, in order to change his life, he set out a round-the-world trip. It was successfully accomplished. After retuning back to Japan, he was once again lost in finding his dream. Finally through volunteer work, he found his destiny in calligraphy writings and became who he is today.
In 2009, he started street calligraphy artist work that centered around talks, workshops and events. Through his work he tries to encourage people to believe in their inner potential. He also organizes calligraphy classes throughout Japan and leads his students to find their own uniqueness in writing.
In June 2012 Kusakari decided to move to Ayabe-city in Kyoto with his wife. Now they live in a Japanese traditional farm house and challenge themselves to a self-sustaining lifestyle by growing their own rice and vegetables. His dream is to build his own house as he believes “creation” is the first step towards “freedom”. He now continues to discover his own potential whilst supporting the potential of other people he has met.