The Narrow Bamboo Gate

My name is Tomi. I am a Japanese Christian.

In 1992, I became a Christian in Japan. I was saved by God’s grace alone and it was not by my own works that I earned His favor. If I had to earn my salvation through my own good works, I would not be saved because His salvation is a gift.

I love reading, running, writing, traveling, photography, and our Savior. I came to the USA with ten boxes sent via sea mail, a suitcase, and my hopes and dreams. I live in the Tar Heel State with my wonderful husband, my precious son, and my adorable dog.

My blog "The Narrow Bamboo Gate" is about my journey in faith and journey across the ocean to America.

My prayer is that my blog will open your hearts to see God's sovereignty, beauty, love, and saving grace. May our Maker and Redeemer be glorified!

Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone)

Sola Fide (faith alone)

Sola Gratia (grace alone)

Solus Christus (Christ alone)

Soli Deo Gloria (to the glory of God alone)