Monthly Archives: April 2013

Niwaki and spring snow

        Spring is slow in coming … This year, he is very lazy ! Extraordinary and abundant nature, creative in the soul, with inexhaustible inspiration, giving us this beautiful wild niwaki in his great universal garden, having first taken care to … Continue reading

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Creating a traditional garden gate 数奇屋門 Sukiyamon

        We will focus here on a traditional Japanese garden gate, handcrafted from all-natural materials, following its preparation step by step. The main posts … To continue the reading and see the different steps on pictures, please log or register on … Continue reading

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Women in garden…

        I am often gone to Japan and given my passion, I have often stridden along nurseries and gardens of all kinds, in every way … I have obviously met many ladies, armed with brooms and other utensils used to rake … Continue reading

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Transplantation of your niwaki – the best season

        Today, we are witnessing a phenomenon became commonplace. Most people are gardening only when weather is nice and warm, only when the summertime gives them the want to go to the garden, without considering the needs of plants. For proper … Continue reading

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Tea garden or chaniwa

        Today, autumnal sencha and wagashi at Shizen no sei Garden… The time of a break in the big race of the time, in this green space open between heaven and earth, to stay connected with the seasons, one of great … Continue reading

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Karesansui Internship – Setting stones

        A few weeks ago, took place the internship “setting stones” at the “NIWAKI Inspiration ZEN” School… And, just this once will not hurt – it’s true that there is rarely bad weather in our region – it’s under a pouring … Continue reading

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The quintessence of niwaki…

        I want to share with you tonight, these few pictures of beautiful Japanese niwaki, which were forwarded to me by a faithful student of the School “NIWAKI Inspiration ZEN”, in the person of Jean-Luc (shared with his ​​permission, of course … Continue reading

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Kitsuke art – Japanese kimono

        Kitsuke is the art of wearing kimono. In our time, to the Japanese, he is become a ceremonial dress worn only a few times a year for special occasions. After being considered as a relic by the youngers for a … Continue reading

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