Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
The TGS faculty and staff arrived early in Ecuador to prepare for the upcoming school year. They began orientation in the highlands outside Cuenca while developing their upcoming curricula. Now the teachers are settled in their new homes in Cuenca ready to welcome the students and begin the school year.