What was the sea of your childhood like, Sophia Jansson?

In Tove Jansson’s Moomin books, the sea is an opportunity for adventure. What kind of memories does Jansson’s niece Sophia Jansson have of the power of the sea described in the Moomin stories? Sophia Jansson is the principal shareholder of Moomin Characters Oy Ltd. In this episode of the Minun Itämereni – My Baltic Sea podcast, she talks about the sea within the world of Tove Jansson’s books, her own love for the archipelago, our impact on the state of the Baltic Sea and her memories on Tove Jansson’s Klovharu island. The podcast is hosted by Annamari Arrakoski-Engardt, Secretary General of the John Nurminen Foundation.

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Minun Itämereni My Baltic Sea is a podcast that gives a voice to people for whom the Baltic Sea is a profession, a way of life or a passion. The podcast introduces, among others, a marine biologist, a fisherman, a researcher of maritime history, an artist, a pilot and an owner of a sailing school. The guests share a love for the Baltic Sea, but each of them is walking a separate path leading to the sea. In the podcast, the guests tell their most important stories relating to the Baltic Sea.