'Awakening,’ says Kazuaki Tanahashi, ‘is to realize the infinite value of each moment of your own life as well as of other beings, then to continue to act accordingly.’ This book is the record of a life spent acting accordingly: Through his prose, poetry, letters, lyrics, and art, Tanahashi provides an inspirational account of what it’s been like to work for peace and justice, from his childhood in Japan to the present day.
Kazuaki Tanahashi or Kaz is a Japanese artist, writer, and peace and environmental worker. He is accomplished in calligraphy, teaching, and translating as well. He has released over forty books in both English and Japanese. He was the founding secretary of Plutonium Free Future and worked against the nuclear arms race and Gulf Wars. He is the founding director of A World Without Armies and is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. His work with “one stroke painting” has been shown in galleries, universities, and museums all over the globe.