Monthly Archives: May 2013

Midoritsumi – pine buds pinch

        Late spring is the perfect time for part of the pine maintenance pruning in niwaki cultivation. It is the action of pinching buds (also called cones, candles …) or process “midoritsumi”. This action favours a second vegetation in the year, … Continue reading

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The clouds pruning is NOT authentic Japanese pruning !

        In the West, especially in Europe, we hear a lot the term “clouds trees” to describe these beautiful plant sculptures that come directly from Japan. This name, certainly very poetic, but absolutely not existing in the Japanese islands, was not … Continue reading

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Creation of a Nobedan paved walkway 行の延段

        The Nobedan is a paved walkway with a Japanese configuration. There are three particular styles and within these different styles, all variants are possible and conceivable. Here, we will look at making a gyou type nobedan or gyou no nobedan, … Continue reading

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Get inspiration…

        After five days of training, a little rest … A beautiful walk in a wild place near my house ! This has not prevented me from enjoying to draw inspiration from nature, always with the same ingredients … Mineral, plants … Continue reading

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Tsuboniwa impermanence

        After entering in this tsuboniwa, how not to remember always and still humid air of dew and scented fragrance of mosses which float in the dark, rain or wind, or the leaves of trees shining in sunlight … Time of … Continue reading

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Internship of tsuboniwa creating

        Last week, has taken place at the School Niwaki Inspiration ZEN in the Garden “Shizen no sei tei-en”, the first course of the year dedicated to the achievement of a genuine tsuboniwa, like these created by the famous Japanese gardeners, … Continue reading

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