From the heart

Frequently known as Shirasagijō (the “White Heron Castle”) because of its brilliant white exterior and supposed resemblance to a bird taking flight is one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites (located in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan). With the will of God, this magnificent structure and the city of Himeji was thankfully spared by the devastation during the quake on March 11th. Sadly I cannot say the same for other parts of the country.

The Japanese have historically revered the heron as a symbol of light, regeneration and rebirth. PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING SUPPORT.

To all our friends in Japan, With the news of another quake yesterday and the possibility of another tsunami please know you are  in our prayers … May the white heron remove all obstacles from your path and reveal the light of hope. May it provide you the strength needed to fight your way out of the darkness and may you continue to stride forward with certainty that you are not alone.

Art by Michele Bedigian


In response to the recent terrible earthquake in Japan and the tsunamis in the Pacific, the illustrators of Studio 1482 have each created a piece of art to raise money on behalf of the victims. Please click here for more information.

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