Rima Fujita is a fine artist and a descendant of Japan’s last samurai whose creative aesthetic was strongly influenced by both Bushido and Buddhism. Her work has been exhibited internationally to wide acclaim, but Rima’s life passion also lies in her philanthropic efforts. In 2001, she established Books for Children, an organization that creates children’s books and donates them to Tibetan refugees. Rima has created six picture books, two of them in collaboration with Tibetan communities in exile.

In this episode of Tibet Talks, Rima speaks with us about her latest book, “The Extraordinary Life of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, An Illuminated Journey.” We also discuss her work focused on the Tibetan environment, identity and cultural awareness.

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