Almost two hundred years ago, a woman presented herself in front of a statue of the Buddhist deity Fudō-myōō at Hozenji temple in Osaka. Unable to offer a coin or gift as a tribute, she tossed water over the statue while making her wish. What that wish was has been lost to time, but it came true. As word got around, local worshippers flocked to throw water over Fudō-myōō in the hopes their prayers would be answered. So much so that over time, moss began to grow. The temple buildings being destroyed during World War 2 bombing raid, but the statue survived and can still be found today down a narrow alley off Dotonbori. So go ahead, make a wish.
I’m proud to share that I am now Assistant Chair of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, Klein College of Media & Communication at Temple University. I have been a part of the Temple community for 15 years, and owe my success to many incredible mentors and champions over the years, including the incomparable Dana Saewitz. The best is yet to come! 🦉🍒🙌🏻❤️
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Mitolojik ve tarihi yerlere zaafım olduğu doğrudur 🙋🏻♀️ #Antik kent gezmeyi sevenler bilir ki her bir yapısını en ince detayına kadar inceleyip gezmenin verdiği haz ve mutluluğun tarifi yoktur. Sanırım teknoloji geliştikçe estetik duygumuzu kaybettik. Bundan yüzyıllar önce imkanlar çok daha kısıtlıyken bu denli aşırı estetik yapıları nasıl yaptılar acaba demekten kendimi asla alamıyorum.