Teachers aren’t really “teaching” here at Musashino Art University; a better word would be “guiding”. In my Bamboo Design course which is a very hands on studio class in the woodshop, we have not been shown one technique. We were given the materials and shown the tools and sent on our way.

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I would be traveling so differently if the internet and social media was different or didn’t exist. The fact that I’m able to find a small restaurant near my school through a post on Instagram of some Japanese foodie I follow and then show up to the restaurant after using Google maps to get me there without a wasted turn is nuts! Tells me how much I rely on technology. Maybe I’ll leave my phone at home one day and see what happens, how different it is to get around and find my way.