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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mako Fujimura. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mako Fujimura, often where they are interviewed.

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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mako Fujimura. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mako Fujimura, often where they are interviewed.

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Mako Fujimura - Painter

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In this episode, Blake sits down with painter, Mako Fujimura. They discuss his process of slow art, culture care, and his new book, Art & Faith: A Theology of Making.

The music in this episode is from Praise & Warships, Chris Ellis, and Blake Flattley.

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Videos from 1517.

Kintsugi Academy

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Culture Care Creative Podcast

Nov 25 2020 · 50mins
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Reading Hope in Trying Times - Mako Fujimura

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Please enjoy this amazing conversation with artist and author Mako Fujimura where he speaks about how writing, reading, and Culture Care can help us through trying times. (please note that the Internet connection caused a small portion of poor-quality audio in the beginning, but the vast majority of the interview is fine)

View the entire series here: https://writingforyourlife.com/reading-hope-in-trying-times/

Learn more about Mako here: http://www.makotofujimura.com/

Jul 04 2020 · 51mins

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Episode 130 - Mako Fujimura, "Silence & Beauty"

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Artists are gardeners who are called to till the soil of culture.” - Mako Fujimura

On this edition of Restoring the Soul, Michael spends an hour with Mako Fujimura, visual artist, author, thought leader, and cultural-shaper who was recently appointed Director of The Brehm Center at Fuller Seminary. His paintings have been exhibited around the world and he is one of the first artists to paint live on stage at New York City’s legendary Carnegie Hall.

Mako is an artist whose process driven, refractive “slow art” has been described by David Brooks of New York Times as “a small rebellion against the quickening of time”.

Mr. Fujimura is also a well-read author. He and Michael will discuss Mako’s books Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life and Silence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born of Suffering.

Find out even more about Mako here.

May 29 2020 · 53mins
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Mako Fujimura on the “Theology of Making”

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Museum of the Bible hosted distinguished artist, author and speaker, Makoto Fujimura. Fujimura's "The Art of the Gospels" exhibition was on display at the museum from November 2017 - April 2018.
Apr 13 2020 · 1hr 41mins
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Mako Fujimura on Culture Care Instead of Culture War, Painting, & Restoring a Vision of the Common Good

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Mako Fujimura is an artist and a philosopher. He’s been blowing my mind for 15 years, first with his painting and then with his writing. 


"Culture is not a territory to be won; it is instead a resource we are called to steward,” he has said. 


That statement is a rebuke to the last forty years of American life. Mako is a Christian, and so he is in particular rebuking American Christianity. He gives us a radically different paradigm through which to view the world. 


He is a renowned painter. His works have been shown all over the world, at "the Dillon Gallery in New York, Sato Museum in Tokyo, The Tokyo National University of Fine Arts Museum, Bentley Gallery in Arizona, Gallery Exit and Oxford House at Taikoo Place in Hong Kong, Vienna’s Belvedere Museum, Shusaku Endo Museum in Nagasaki.”


"He is one of the first artists to paint live on stage at New York City’s legendary Carnegie Hall as part of an ongoing collaboration with composer and percussionist, Susie Ibarra.”


Mako paints using an ancient Japanese technique called Nihonga, which relies on the use of pulverized minerals and is makes use of papers made from Japanese mulberry and hemp fibers. He has likened his use of these pulverized minerals to the way that suffering can be redeemed in our own lives. 


"These materials themselves have to be pulverized and pounded to become beautiful,” he said.


We talk about his experience on 9/11/01, when he lived three blocks from the World Trade Center and didn’t know for some time that morning whether his children, who were in school two blocks from the towers, had survived. 


This is from an August 2019 commencement address: "After 9/11, I had to train my imagination by painting over and over images of fire. I needed to transform haunting memories and images of destructive fire into the fire of sanctification. When I saw the spire fall at Notre Dame last month, yes, I was right back where I started — but I was able, also, to turn my mind and my heart back to my studio near Ground Zero, and again go into my daily practice toward sanctification. These fires do not have to end in destruction. Fire can purify our memory and desire. (“Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain.” T.S Eliot, The Wasteland) A renewed neuron network can form, if we imagine through the darkness."

Mako has written three books: “Culture Care,” “Silence and Beauty,” and “Refractions.” His work on “Silence and Beauty” brought him into collaboration with renowned director Martin Scorsese, who directed the film 

“Silence,” a story based on the Japanese novel by the same name written by Shusaki Endo, which plays a big part in Mako’s book. 


Here are links to a few other writings & speeches.


The Aroma of the New” - Makoto Fujimura commencement address at Belhaven University, 2011


Would You Give Your Life for Beauty?” - Makoto Fujimura commencement address at Messiah College, 2013


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Sep 20 2019 · 1hr 27mins
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59 | Mako Fujimura: Art, "Seeing," and the Creative Wastefulness of God

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Makoto Fujimura is an internationally-renowned artist, writer, and visionary. His work addresses the tension between trauma and creativity, culture creation, and the extravagant wastefulness of God (among a whole host of other themes). We’ve waited a long time for this conversation, chomping at the bit to ask Mako how, exactly, an artist “sees,” what that vision does for the world, and how somebody goes about developing it. Plus, Mako has some pretty unique insights on the way creativity relates to trauma inside the story of God. It’s a mind-blowing episode, is what we’re saying, and although the audio we captured turned out a little shaky, Mako’s eloquence more than makes up for it.
Jun 05 2018 · 1hr 5mins
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Mako Fujimura on 9/11 and Civility

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In this episode, artist and writer Mako Fujimura reflects on living in New York City during the September 11 terrorist attacks. The events inspired Mako to visit the earlier ground zeros—at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In this interview WTS Executive vice president Jeff Munroe asks Mako about these experiences and how we navigate our way through today's cultural climate.
Jan 23 2018 · 23mins
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Christ-Haunted Japan: Mako Fujimura on Silence and Beauty

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In the previous podcast, we talked with Thomas McKenzie about the novel Silence. In this podcast, we sit down with Mako Fujimura to discuss the the film and his book Silence and Beauty.

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May 02 2017 · 23mins
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Episode 14 - Mako Fujimura Part II, "Silence and Beauty "

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Today on the program, Michael concludes his two-part interview with Mako Fujimura, visual artist, author, thought leader, and cultural-shaper who was recently appointed Director of The Brehm Center at Fuller Seminary. His paintings have been exhibited around the world and he is one of the first artists to paint live on stage at New York City’s legendary Carnegie Hall. 

 

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Sep 25 2016 · 28mins
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Episode 13 - Mako Fujimura Part I, “Silence and Beauty”

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Today on the program, and into the next episode, Michael is speaking with Mako Fujimura, visual artist, author, thought leader, and cultural-shaper who was recently appointed Director of The Brehm Center at Fuller Seminary. His paintings have been exhibited around the world and he is one of the first artists to paint live on stage at New York City’s legendary Carnegie Hall. A popular speaker, he has lectured at numerous conferences, universities and museums, including the Aspen Institute, Yale and Princeton Universities, Sato Museum and the Phoenix Art Museum. Fujimura founded the International Arts Movement in 1992, a non-profit whose “Encounter” conferences have featured cultural catalysts such as Dr. Elaine Scarry, Dennis Donoghue, Billy Collins, Dana Gioia, Calvin DeWitt and Miroslav Volf. Fujimura’s second book, Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art and Culture, is a collection of essays bringing together people of all backgrounds in a conversation and meditation on culture, art, and humanity. In celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible, Crossway Publishing commissioned and published The Four Holy Gospels, featuring Fujimura’s illuminations of the sacred texts. In 2011 the Fujimura Institute was established and launched the Four Qu4rtets, a collaboration between Fujimura, painter Bruce Herman, Duke theologian/pianist Jeremy Begbie, and Yale composer Christopher Theofanidis, based on T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. The exhibition will travel to Baylor, Duke, and Yale Universities, Gordon College and other institutions around the globe.
Sep 18 2016 · 28mins
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