I am happy to introduce myself as a registered art therapist for the past
  twenty years.

  Art was my major back in college in the United States and
  pottery was my selected media and my profession while I was in Japan.

  Close to 30 some years in the art, I have acquired my own philosophy
  in life through the practice of it.
  My perception is that “the essential” of beauty, of life itself is skin deep.
  What surpasses the surface-a tangible illusion, has its strongest and
  deepest presence in our life.

  When I introduce myself both as a person and as an art therapist to you,
  it is neither my art nor my credentials that I shall speak from but rather
  my debilitated childhood asthma.
  This ailment robbed my freedom and connection with the outside world.
  Yet, musingly, other than having felt being imprisoned and lonely,
  the experience itself had awakened my senses to an internal world of
  a universal empty space which I think you and I both share.
  From this emptiness, I created my art and still continue to create.
  This is the place where my heart is because the intangible,
  I believe, where emptiness sits, is truly a heartfelt place where growth,
  beauty and changes can be made possible.
  Knowing this place, and feeling this place deeply, I became an art therapist.

  Everything in life begins from emptiness, so is art therapy, and yet
  looking inside of it,
  I know that for sure you will find.
  Art therapy truly begins with the unknowing.