Having eyes, but not seeing beauty; having ears, but not hearing music; having minds, but not perceiving truth…These are the things to fear…

Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

Happy birthday, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi! The Japanese actress and TV talk-show host is the author of the bestselling children’s book Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window. She is also heavily involved in charitable efforts: As a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, she has visited Cambodia, Rwanda, and Afghanistan, and she founded the Totto Foundation, which trains professional actors who have hearing impairments.

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