Princess Kesang of Bhutan Visits ASIJ

On May 9, Princess Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuk of the Bhutanese Royal Family visited ASIJ to speak with elementary and high school students. Princess Kesang is the Executive Director of Bhutan’s Thangka Conservation Center (TCC) as well as a scholar of ancient Buddhist scriptural text and iconography. The Princess was joined by Ephraim “Eddie” Jose, who was the Chief Conservator for the global exhibition The Dragon’s Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan and the first non-Japanese recipient of the Japanese Agency for Cultural Properties certification. Eddie is currently an art conservation consultant based in Bellevue, Washington. Continue reading